Thank you for your comment, Gary. I would tend to agree with you that the utilization of multiple sources to choose a vendor is a standard practice. However, in selecting a vendor, what source of information carries the most weight?
In this regard, I am sure that you will find my post titled "The End Of The Sponsored Blog Era" to be an interesting read. Here is the link; https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/part-1-of-2-the-end-of-the-sponsored-blog-era/
At the end of the day, I believe that the practitioner community will decide whether Procurement Insights or for that matter any of the blogs you have referenced are reliable sources. I am comfortable with that reality.
I know I’m stating the obvious, but nobody ever made a vendor decision based on information from one source - potentially biased, or not. They’re going to gather information from multiple sources available to them - blogs, media, consultants, current customers, competitors, the vendors themselves. Each source has their own biases that will be taken into consideration when formulating an opinion. At the end of the process, the consistencies across sources will be identified, and the BS flushed!
What’s great is that we have so many different sources from which to gather information on a vendor solution, including blogs. So, thank you to all - Spendmatters, Sourcing Innovation, CPO Rising, etc. - and of course, Procurement Insights, for giving us so many quality options.
One comment re: Spendmatters, who was singled out in this and a previous post on the subject. I’ve seen them offer both flattering and non-flattering comments toward both sponsoring vendors, and those who pay them nothing. They’ve always been willing to cover the whole market, not just their sponsoring vendors, and I applaud that.
Don't need another Breitbart media outlet off its rocker ...