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BravoConnect – Jason Busch Analyses Direction and Technology

Categories: Last week, Jason Busch (Spend Matters US founder), and I spent two enjoyable and hectic days at the BravoSolution conference. You can read my initial […] (Read more...)

Zycus Horizon Dispatch: ‘Pseudo’ Suites Do Not Lead to Sweet Adoption Levels

Categories: Conferences, Contract Management, E-Sourcing, Industry News, P2P Tags: Conferences & Events, technology During his strategy and keynote talk Monday at Zycus Horizon, CEO and Founder Aatish Dedhia dropped one of the more consistent,...Show More Summary

Zycus Horizon Dispatch: Head West, Young Vendor (But Not Too Far West)!

Categories: Conferences, Solution Providers, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events I touched down late last night to Zycus Horizon (along with my colleague Pierre Mitchell), the procurement suite vendor’s annual customer (and prospect) conference. Show More Summary

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable: Two New Complimentary Research Downloads

Categories: Accounts Payable, Finance Tags: research paper Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters, Azul Partners, Inc., presents two new complimentary research briefs covering both accounts payable and accounts receivable. Show More Summary

The Rise of Spend Analytics Within the Private Equity Environment

Categories: Analytics, Guest Post Tags: Guest Posts, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Jake Wojcik, SVP of SpendHQ and Insight Sourcing Group. While many private equity firms have long recognized procurement...Show More Summary

Real World Procurement Events – Nurturing Talent and Proving Your Value

Categories: Don’t forget – next week Guy Allen is speaking in two webinars on November 2nd, at 10am and 4pm UK time. The topic is Nurturing […] (Read more...)

Breaking News – NHS Shelford Group To Use Virtualstock Catalogue Management Tool

Categories: It’s been announced this morning that the Shelford Group of 10 leading NHS Trusts will deploy Virtualstock’s cloud-based catalogue management solution. This is one of the first […] (Read more...)

Energy M&A Outlook: What the Halliburton-Baker Hughes Fail Tells Us About 2017

Categories: Category Intelligence (Direct), Commodities, Industry News Tags: General News In Part 1 of our latest energy, mining and utilities outlook, we focused on the precipitous drop in this sector’s M&A activity, outlining exactly how many billions of dollars are at stake. Show More Summary

Basware: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Competitive and Summary Analysis

Categories: Accounts Payable, eProcurement / Procurement, P2P, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO Basware faces significant competition from multiple segments of the procure-to-pay market. It competes against a range of vendors,Show More Summary

Welcome to a “Risky” New Sponsor – Can riskmethods Protect Your Business?

Categories: Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted last week a new Associate Sponsor logo appearing on the site. riskmethods (lower case and a single word) “provides comprehensive […] (Read more...)

BravoConnect Dispatch: Where Configuration and Data/Analytics Architecture Converge

Categories: Analytics, Conferences, Procurement, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events One of BravoSolution’s mantras in North America in recent years has been: get out of the professional services business. Now, this is not entirely...Show More Summary

The Week in Direct Materials: Oil Prices, China, Steel, and NAFTA

Categories: Category Intelligence (Direct), Commodities, Industry News Tags: General News Energy and transportation prices bumped up, Chinese aluminum smelters are taking advantage of the subsidization game, and the U.S. steel industry is not all too happy about any of that – but one if its trade organizations still supports NAFTA. Show More Summary

Middle Market Companies Using Early Pay Finance? Help a Sister (Site) Out!

Categories: Uncategorized Our colleague David Gustin, editor of Trade Financing Matters, is undertaking an interesting research project to determine the intersection of middle market companies and certain lending options. Middle market companies truly are the heart and soul of America and 99% of us never heard of them. Show More Summary

Wipro Acquires Appirio for $500M to Reach for the Cloud, Leverage Power of the Crowd

Categories: Industry News, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News The acquisition — Wipro’s second largest — is not a consolidation play in a maturing industry,Show More Summary

Print Procurement Coverage – Prospective Themes and Topics: Please Vote!

Categories: Category Intelligence (Indirect), Procurement Tags: Incendiary Tidbits I received some very helpful comments and perspectives on last Friday’s introductory post about our new coverage on the printing industry, service, and supply chain. Show More Summary

Upwork Skills Index: What Do the Fastest-Growing Freelancer Skills Mean to a Procurement Analyst?

Categories: Industry News, Services and Indirect, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Talent Management, Technology Tags: General News Upwork, a leading...Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with BravoSolution, Spend360, HCSA, dxw and Shells

Categories: Another exciting week with the BravoSolution conference at Wotton House in Surrey, and a fine spread of delegates from all over the world. But just […] (Read more...)

Determine: Solution Review & Analysis

Categories: E-Sourcing, eProcurement / Procurement, P2P, Solution Providers, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: Plus Determine, a procurement suite technology vendor that is in the process of releasing a re-platformed solution (incorporating...Show More Summary

What it Takes to Be a High Performing Procurement Team: NEW Webinar Announcement!

Categories: Procurement, Technology Tags: Procurement, technology Do you have what it takes to spearhead a high performing procurement team? Join Pierre Mitchell (chief research officer and managing partner at Azul Partners, […] (Read more...)

Coupa – A Customer Perspective of the Latest Offering

Categories: Anthony Ryan, head of Procurement Operations at eir, attended the Coupa Inspire event in London last week. He was impressed by some aspects of the […] (Read more...)

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