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Why All the Buzz Around Coupa Software?

<divDon’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here!>In the 3/20/2014 Wall Street Journal blog, it was reported Coupa Software raised $40 million (US) dollars in venture capital in less than 48 hours according to their CEO Rob Bernshteyn.  Perhaps it is because, according to Mr. Bernshteyn, “Coupa has been beating SAP AG”.  Now that is a pretty big…

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The Sharks Are Swimming Around Procurify – And That’s a Good Thing!

Dallas Mavericks owner and notorious start-up investor Mark Cuban has placed his hands into the “shark tank” so to speak that is the treacherous waters of the procurement solution field.  This high-risk, high-reward field for software and cloud solution developers is right up Mr. Cuban’s alley, especially when it comes to start-up investing. Mr. Cuban’s target in this area is Procurify;…

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Can IT and Procurement Play Nice Together? Yes! Yes! Yes!

For all the years I worked in IT management, rarely did anyone from the purchasing department ever approach me, except to challenge items I would purchase within my allowable budget that had peculiar, almost comic book-sounding names. (As if I really wanted to purchase a DDOS cloak from the Black Lotus!) Typically, it was up to me to approach the…

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What Takes Longer: Training Cats and Dogs or Implementing a Procurement Solution?

Have you ever tried to train a cat or dog?  Was your pet agreeable and quickly learned the desired behaviors?  Or did you have to pay for someone else to train (your dog) or just give up (your/my cat)?  Multiply that frustration by 101 and you now know the pain of a system rollout or implementing a procurement solution for…

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NLPA Vendor Review: GEP Takes a SMART Approach to Procurement

When a software vendor describes their product as “artfully designed and visually appealing”, my exaggeration detector is immediately activated.  Those are some mighty bold words to throw around in a world where many “modern” software, SaaS, or cloud offerings look like they were built from a nightmarish 1990’s GeoCities template that was virtually impossible to navigate.   Fortunately, there are…

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NLPA Vendor Review: Puridiom eProcurement is Solid Where it Counts

Based out of Mechanicsburg, PA, Technical Services Associates (TSA), better known today as Puridiom, has been serving their clients by specializing in eProcurement software for over 30 years.  Puridiom’s customers include Mutual of America, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Western & Southern Financial Group and Kroger.  Puridiom has clients with 5 users to 40,000 users and the organization has been recognized…

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The Evolution of Procurement Software

I hope that you have enjoyed the article, “10 Types of Procurement Software, Part I.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! I didn’t realize it, but it had been almost nine years since I had done my last PurchTips exploring the broad procurement software landscape.  That was with an article entitled “Spend Management Technology Trends,” and…

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Seeking Out the Best Procurement Systems

Since coming on board with the Next Level Purchasing Association, things have been, rather busy…and that is a good thing!  There is nothing like the challenge of a new position you truly enjoy! Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Now, even though I have tried to walk (make that run wildly) away from my past in…

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So Who is Purchasing Procurement Software and are They Doing it Right?

Today, Gartner released a survey indicating the global supply chain management and procurement software market grew by 7.3% in 2013 to $8.9 billion (US Dollars). Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! According to Chad Eschinger, research vice president at Gartner, “Cloud and subscription-based pricing is shifting revenue streams and influencing growth.  The impact of cloud on…

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NLPA Vendor Review: ThomasNet Reinvents Itself To Remain Among Buyers’ “Best Friends”

The old saying goes “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! That phrase has become just as applicable to the business evolution over the past 20 years as it had to friend-making.  The Internet and, more recently, mobile computing, have rendered many a traditional business obsolete,…

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