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Down the Procurement Pub with the Beatles, the Front Covers, Grahame Ball, Mike Pringle, Griffin and Glen Frey

We couldn't resist another picture or three from the Alps. This gentleman with me in a lovely bar in Obertauern called the Kringsalm is Gerhard […]

eWorld – a cornucopia of procurement delights (and a chance for a snooze)

Amazingly, last week's event was the 28th eWorld procurement event at the QEII Conference centre in London. And it is certainly still going strong, with […]

Contract Management – sign up for our free webinar on September 3rd

September feels like the real “New Year” to me, never mind the calendar - the start of the school / college / university year, and […]

Iasta and Selectica – still in the honeymoon period, or is anyone throwing things yet?

It seems like yesterday, but it is actually seven weeks since the acquisition of Iasta by Selectica. Seven weeks! That seemed long enough to make […]

Selectica and Iasta – further thoughts on a procurement software marriage

The acquisition of Iasta by Selectica is one of those transactions that has (potentially) more and deeper implications than there might appear on the surface. […]

Down the Procurement Pub with ProcureCon Marketing, Iasta / Selectica, suppliers, G-Cloud and Howlin’ Bells

ProcureCon Marketing in London this week was a big success.  More to come from us next week, but there were over 200 people there on […]

Breaking News – Selectica acquires Iasta

In the last hour or so, Iasta, the sourcing and spend management software firm has been acquired by contract management SaaS software business Selectica. They're […]

Down the Procurement Pub with webinars from Iasta and SciQuest, Rosslyn Analytics and Sharon Van Etten

A recommendation today for two London pubs, both visited in the last week or so, and both doing a range of excellent real ales, with […]

Business Intelligence in procurement – Iasta workshop at eWorld

At the recent eWorld conference, software firm Iasta led an interesting workshop, titled “Removing the barriers to business intelligence in procurement.” The session started by […]

Down The Procurement Pub with CIPS, Xchanging, OB10, Iasta, and Pete Seeger

Here’s a picture from my recent skiing holiday – cold and tasty Austrian lager! Blue sky! And it’s not raining. It is rather depressing here […]

Mergers and Acquisitions – Centrica gets value from procurement involvement

Another good recent presentation at eWorld recently came from Centrica, who talked about how they have used the Iasta sourcing platform to improve a number […]

Aravo and Iasta get it together

Aravo and Iasta announced a partnership on Friday. Regular readers will know both firms. Iasta  (one of our sponsors,  to declare an interest) produce sourcing, […]