Anyone that has experience with consumer electronics knows that the ‘user experience’ is a multi-faceted concept. We encounter a device or software and form an immediate impression about its look and feel. Next is the functionality: does it do what we need it to do easily? How well does it fit into our lifestyle and how easy is it to learn how to use it? An article by Buyers Meeting Point.


This was a quote passed to me by a colleague who was discussing our mobile procurement software strategy with the prospective customer. You might be forgiven for thinking that this was some sort of dismissive statement, indicating perhaps an underlying Luddite tendency, “We’ve never used procurement software like that before so don’t see why we should start now”. A blog post at

Terms of Endearment

According to Guinness World Records, the oldest company in the world is Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, a Japanese hotel which has been trading since 705. If that hasn’t quite sunk in yet, that’s the YEAR 705, folks. Indeed, this one hotel has been in business for over one thousand three hundred years. Quite a statistic, quite an achievement. One suspects (and perhaps hopes) that few of the original fixtures and fittings remain. That said, every business traveler has occasionally checked into a conveniently located hotel only to find that the facilities are so old they might have been passed over by the operators of Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan as being “a little outdated.”

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Source to Pay: Habit One

Never was a truer word spoken when it comes to the implementation and eventual deployment of large, complex and, frankly, expensive software systems such as source-to-pay (S2P). Source-to-pay systems are intended primarily, if not solely, to deliver substantial ROI and savings.

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