PI Inquisitive Eye goes undercover at SAP, Oracle and Ariba

It isn’t often that you get the opportunity to be the proverbial fly on the wall in terms of having access to the hallowed boardrooms and back offices of industry giants such as SAP, Oracle and Ariba. But flies on the wall we were, when the PI Inquisitive Eye went undercover at an SAP board … Continue reading

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OECM Pulls (or Perhaps “Censors” is the right word) their SlideShare PowerPoint: Thank goodness for downloads!

In a Goodfellas or Casino-type of move – re burying the proverbial body in the desert, the OECM pulled their PowerPoint presentation from SlideShare. As you will recall, this was the presentation to which I had provided a link in my September 1st post “OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The … Continue reading

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$20 Million Ariba Fiasco Gains Crossover Appeal and Market Attention

As the writer/editor for six blogs and counting, there are at times those stories that seem to have a powerful “crossover” appeal in that regardless of a blog’s primary or main topical focus they generate considerable download activity. For example, posts regarding security in the cloud or cyber war and those on leadership and employment … Continue reading

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OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?

The great part of being in this industry for many, many years are the high level connections you make in what is undoubtedly the small world that is the purchasing and supply chain industry. This of course affords one with the opportunity to hear breaking news from reliable sources, that despite a natural Dewey wins … Continue reading

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Branding Tales: Ariba’s Spendguy is more Spentguise and The Great ISM Toaster Giveaway!

I began a recent post on the Procurement Insights Blog with the statement that “the correlation between dynamic vision and technological ingenuity with brand development and acceptance in the emerging world of social media has yet to be really established.” Or citing my December 30th interview with The Marketing Doctor, Dr. John Tantillo, and his … Continue reading

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The Emptoris Evolution: A Vision of Planned Continuity (Air Date Sept. 29th)

As the business mainstream begins to look for new avenues of driving both efficiencies and savings in their supply chain practice, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors are coming into their own as the only real alternative to the traditional, and largely ineffective ERP-based solution providers. This has prompted a migration of sorts for Tier One giants such … Continue reading

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