Brainware snapped up by Lexmark

05 Mar 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, News

Lexmark International have announced the acquisition of Luxembourg-based BDGB Enterprise, including its U.S. subsidiary Brainware for a cash purchase price of approximately $148 million. According to the report in Streetinsder this acquisition is “consistent with Lexmark’s capital allocation framework of pursuing acquisitions to support the…

Basware’s new purchase to pay platform – they’ve been peeking at my wish list

01 Mar 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, Financial Supply Chain Management, P2P Europe, Purchase to Pay, SaaS, Social Media, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain Finance

Basware have just made a very interesting announcement and launched Alusta, a “cloud-based platform for business-to-business transaction collaboration.” According to their announcement yesterday, Alusta (Finnish for “platform”) provides “open, centralized access to all Basware services via a scalable, secure, open collaborative commerce ecosystem for buying…

The Oscars and the thought leadership ecosphere

28 Feb 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Social Media

I have a great deal of respect for the analyst community. They provide a valuable service, if somewhat overpriced but they have for a number of years suffered from the same problem that Hollwood suffers from. They take themselves too seriously. Jason Busch has written…