Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Spend Matters


URL :http://www.spendmatters.com/
Filed Under:Business & Finance
Posts on Regator:7747
Posts / Week:23.3
Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Sleepy Hollow Moment

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Tags: Guest Posts, Incendiary Tidbits Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Art van Bodegraven. How do we explain the animosity and threat of conflict between marketing and procurement? The idea of peer functions within a functioning organization battling one another for control and dominance is so last century. Show More Summary

Holiday Season Retail Sales Grow, Black Friday (Round 2) Deals

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Retail sales during this year’s holiday season grew 5.5% from last year. And, International Council of Shopping Centers said this holiday shopping season was the best for retailers in 3 years. Show More Summary

2015 Spend Matters Prediction: PaaS is the New Black

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Our next procurement prediction: PaaS is the New Black. The cloud platform (as a service) will become the new business network – not vice versa. And this will include procurement platforms as well. Show More Summary

Why the Staffing and Contingent Marketplace is Failing Procurement

Categories: Procurement, Services and Indirect, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: PRO We recently started our analysis of the services procurement market by looking at the evidence showing how the staffing marketplace is failing procurement organizations. Show More Summary

Should Public Bodies Build or Buy Their E-Procurement Systems?

Categories: E-Sourcing, Learning / Research Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories E-sourcing has very different levels of adoption in different parts of the public sector across Europe. When we say e-sourcing, we mean electronic processes for advertising, allowing suppliers and buyers to exchange documents, and running tendering. Show More Summary

The Spend Matters Gift Guide Roundup

Categories: Featured Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Throughout the month of December we have offered our suggestions for the best gifts this holiday season. Staff from the Spend Matters Network shared their ideas of what presents to procure for your family, friends or your boss (your CPO, maybe?). Show More Summary

2015 Spend Matters Prediction: The M&A Boom Continues

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Our next procurement prediction: The M&A Boom Continues. 2014 saw procurement-sector M&A heat up considerably. SAP boldly made 2 strategic moves in the sector, buying services procurement and contingent labor specialist Fieldglass and T&E titan Concur. Show More Summary

Best Of: M&A News

Categories: Best Of Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Happy holidays from Spend Matters! Today, we round up our best coverage from some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions throughout the year! Enjoy your Christmas and New Year, and enjoy taking a look back at our 2014 M&A articles! (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Best Of by Kaitlyn McAvoy

DirecTV and Disney Team Up to Distribute Content on Mobile Devices, Last-Minute Holiday Spending Tips

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News DirecTV and Walt Disney Co. have teamed up to distribute ESPN, Disney and ABC content on smartphones and tablets. And, don’t let last-minute holiday spending get out of control - check out these tips. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

The Spend Matters Gift Guide: A Good Night’s Sleep!

Categories: Featured Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Wondering what presents to procure this holiday season? The Spend Matters Gift Guide offers suggestions on what to give your friends, family or your boss this year. Today's gift suggestion comes from Jason Busch, founder and executive editor of Spend Matters. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Featured by Kaitlyn McAvoy

2015 Spend Matter Prediction: Understand How the Direct Side Lives

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Our next procurement prediction: Understand How the Direct Side Lives. For the untrained observer – or typical tech investor for that matter – indirect procurement is procurement these days, at least from a technology perspective. Show More Summary

Best Of: Friday Rants

Categories: Best Of Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Sure, it's Christmas. It's a happy time of year, full of celebrations, lots of food and gifts. But today, we are also going to remind of you all the not-so-positive things we experienced throughout the year. Show More Summary

How Intercompany Spend Influences Working Capital

Categories: Guest Post, Trade Financing Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice In the world of spend analysis, intercompany trade is an important distinction for a number of reasons. As opposed to non-related party trade, intercompany trade impacts working capital, cash management, accounting issues and payments in very different ways. Show More Summary

Truckload Opportunities in Latin America

Categories: Guest Post Tags: GEP, Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Daniel Martinez of GEP. One the biggest challenges organizations face is to increase the service level and reduce cost simultaneously. Show More Summary

US Consumer Spending Climbs in November, Keurig Recalls Millions of Coffee Machines

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Consumer spending increased 0.6% in November. And, Keurig Green Mountain is recalling more than 7 million of the Mini Plus Brewing Systems, Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

VAT Validation in Mexico: E-Invoicing Gets Complicated

Categories: Invoicing, P2P Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice It’s one thing to slam in an e-invoicing system and think you’re compliant with local regulation in Latin America. It’s another to actually be in compliance with tax regulations and bills given the real world challenges associated with accurate invoice and other documentation today. Show More Summary

One Company’s Woes of the West Coast Port Slowdown

Categories: Industry News, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: General News As negotiations for West Coast port workers drag on, and productivity at those ports continues at a crawl, companies are being forced to use alternative, and costly, shipping methods. Show More Summary

2015 Spend Matter Prediction: Bigger Picture Applications

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Our next 2015 procurement prediction: Bigger Picture Applications. When was the last time you bought a car only to find it had no gasoline as you tried to leave...Show More Summary

The Evidence: How the Staffing and Contingent Market is Failing Procurement

Categories: Procurement, Services and Indirect, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: PRO There’s an incumbent ecosystem in the services procurement universe that has made a business out of delivering the bare minimum to keep customers satisfied and maintain the status quo. Show More Summary

A Good Year to Buy New Tires?

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post Tags: General News, Guest Posts, Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post by Monika Sosnowska of Mintec. Vehicle tires might look quite simple from the outside, but in fact, their composition is complex, involving many raw materials. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC