I know what you're thinking -- you already learned everything you ever wanted to about product cost management thanks to Eric Hiller. But there's actually many perspectives on this new exciting area of Spend Management -- which takes cost management approaches to direct materials many steps further than where they've been in the past. This weekend, Akoya's Brett Holland will chime in with his perspective on the topic. Perhaps once this series is over, we can all agree to toss Costimator in the rubbish bin, once and for all. Just as e-sourcing revolutionized offline negotiations, the new wave of product cost management analytics capabilities from providers like aPriori and Akoya will transform the old costing space.