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Month: November 2007

Live from ProcuretechLive07

I missed Jason Busch’s presentation due to computer problems and thought of catching up on the live conversation taking place. Here is a transcript: Jason Busch: Hey guys … curious to hear what you thought I should have covered in my presentation, but did not Mark Perera: Jason great presentation, thank you very much for your support Mark Perera: Jason, do you think a Bloomberg terminal for procurement is on the horizon? Jason Busch: Not sure a Bloomberg per-se (procurement is too cheap to pay for one on everyone’s desktop, anyway), but the concept is what fascinates me given its…

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Ariba Spend Management Day is almost here

I plan to attend Ariba’s “Spend Management Day” on 27 November 2007 in London. The event has been designed for Executives and Practitioners with providing practical and actionable information on to improve spend management initiatives including sharing best practices. You can find out more about here.  According to Kate Roe of Ariba (UK): “Although Ariba in the US have run Spend Management Days in the past, this is the first time for Ariba EMEA. We have run Solution Briefings before which are half-day sessions targeting a specific solution area such as Spend Visibility. Because of the success and demand of these, EMEA…

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Help me price my first analyst report on EIPP (e-invoicing)

I have been working on and off on an Analyst Report on OB10 independently. OB10 knows what I am doing but it is not sponsored by them, and therefore remains 100% independent. Most Analyst Reports are sponsored, and sometimes even co-written by the sponsors themselves, which guarantees immediate ROI for the Analyst. If the document is then sold, the subsequent revenues pretty much equals to profit, as distribution costs becomes negligible. The sponsorship can also lead to non critical analysis, whereby Analyst ending up supporting and praising the company covered. Is this what you want? The danger of critique is…

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Feedback from BarcampLeeds

Imran Ali’s e-mail just reminded me that I have not written about BarcampLeeds, which I attended on Saturday. An event full of networking and presentations opportunities! I had a decent crowd for my presentation, which had two halves – first looking at pros and cons of Wikis – the production environment, and then introducing edocr for post production interactivity. I also invited Guy Fraser, CEO of Adaptavist to contribute to the presentation, as his businesses is based on providing rich plug-ins and associated services for enterprise wikis. The audience came up with number of ways to improve the service. |…

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Calling all web developers….

Do you upload documents to your web sites? If so, would you like to liven your web site by showing the thumbnails instead of the less attractive pdf icon? Then, please follow the following simple instructions: Upload the document to edocr Copy and paste the “thumbnail for your site” code Enjoy So, here is an example: Code (copied) <a href=”http://www.edocr.com/doc/20/navigating-invoice-presentment-and-payment-landscape” class=”active”><img src=”http://thumbnail.edocr.com/664afebbe3c9e16a89806c626d051957e5f5e093.jpg” alt=”Navigating the Invoice Presentment and Payment Landscape” title=”Read the Navigating the Invoice Presentment and Payment Landscape document” /></a> Result It cannot be any simpler than that. In addition, you get three for the effort of one. You could…

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HansaWorld scoops AccountancyAge award for second year

HansaWorld UK, a mid-range innovative accountancy software vendor has won the AccountancyAge Award for Mid-range Software Package of the Year for the second time. Above is the official press release courtesy of edocr, my favourite knowledge exchange. According to the press release:  “HansaWorld has recorded between 5% and 15% growth each year since 1995, and the software ? which is available on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms ? is known for its exceptional functionality and breadth.” What impresses me the most is not just above, but how Hansaworld has embraced new technologies to increase their own marketing activities and subsequent revenues.…

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My first ever Barcamp – 2 in 1 (Leeds + Ottawa)

BarcampLeeds is almost there, yes it is on tomorrow. This will be my first barcamp and I am really looking forward to it. I have been told that it is an event where you focus less on sales and marketing, but more on open dialogue, perhaps around a common theme. Instead of talking about e-invoicing, I have opted to talk about edocr without actually sounding like a sales pitch. Paul Robinson has helped me greatly to come up with a theme. So here goes… Why Wikis suck for post production environment? Capturing the essence of document interactivity – a paradigm shift! I am yet…

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edocr gains over 50,000 hits so far this month – what are you waiting for?

We have reached the half point of November today, and what better to do than share some of our traffic figures (from 1st to 14th November 07) so far: Hits 50,027 Unique visitors 44,940 Page views 126,802 New visitors 89.68% Reached 137 countries USA (58.57%) UK (9.41%) Canada (6.06%) Australia (2.09%) Germany (2.03%) Keywords EIPP (8.96%) Paystream Advisors (3.08%) Most business web sites never ever achieve this level of traffic. Hence proving another point why you ought to publish your public-facing documents to edocr today. The more you publish the more attention you get from us, the ever growing edocr…

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Who said EDI is dead!

Recently I had a long conversation with Emanio, a vendor specialising in provision of EDI based products. I will cover the full story on another post with a proper introduction to Emanio. What came out is that whilst they believe EIPP is the future, they have not seen much evidence in terms of market penetration to be too concerned about EIPP. Now are they in permanent denial of EIPP? Is EIPP really making the stride all consultants and vendors have you believed? Why do I call myself an EIPP Evangelist if I have these doubts? The truth of the matter…

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Get buy-in from senior management, if your EIPP project is to be successful

Just following up from Will’s excellent post here, I came across a story from ioma, which speaks briefly about the importance of senior management buy-in for successfull EIPP project execution. Anyone who ever ran a project knows that people are the key in terms of successful delivery. Buy-in at the highest level is vital. A real killer for any project is movement of key people, especially the project champion. Give any project, you can always find a champion. Move the champion and you will see the emotional drive disappearing – ever heard of the term “pet project”. One of the…

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