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The Spend Matters Almanac – Updated for 2015!

Categories: Featured, Solution Providers Tags: 2015 Almanac, General News Have you heard? We've updated the Spend Matters Almanac, our curated, online provider directory. The Almanac features over 250 provider organizations that deliver procurement and supply chain solutions. Show More Summary

April Album Review with Circa Waves, Alabama Shakes and Northern Soul

Categories: Circa Waves with their debut album Young Chasers show that there is still some mileage in the British indie-pop genre. The last few years have not been great for this type of bouncy, tuneful guitar-driven music, as the solo singers on the one hand and dance / R'n'B juggernaut on the other have taken the headlines and the chart placing. Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: Deem – A Provider to Watch in 2015

Categories: Featured, Procurement, Solution Providers Tags: 2015 Almanac, 50 Providers to Watch 2015, General News Deem is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: PMI Report Shows Slowdown in Manufacturing, Commerce Dept. Says US Business Investments Down

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The US manufacturing sector has slowed recently, according to the new Markit PMI report. And, US businesses are also spending less on investments, the Commerce Department reported today. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Unlucky No. 13 – Another Procurement Myth Debunked

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice Pierre Mitchell was back this week to debunk another top procurement myth over on Chief Procurement Officer. This week we hit No. 13 on our list of 25+ procurement myths we think need to be discussed. Show More Summary

Big Ideas for Procurement Technology – Forget the System, Focus on People

Categories: We're pleased to feature this guest article from Tania Seary, the founder of three procurement related businesses including Procurious, which will power next week’s The Big Ideas Summit – the world’s first digitally led think-tank for procurement and supply chain professionals. Show More Summary

Setting Up Procurement Policy (and Priorities) in Smaller Companies: Where to Begin

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: L2, Process and Best Practice A recent article in Supply Chain Digest tackled – well quoted – a subject that often gets short shrift inside smaller organizations and the middle market: how to set up and prioritize procurement investments. Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with the MCA Awards, BravoSolution, Trade Extensions, a Pub Debate and Lucy Rose

Categories: Not a lot of drinking again this week really! Well, I lie somewhat... not a lot of specifically procurement drinking I should say. But this somewhat impressionistic photo (too dark for my rubbish phone camera really) wasShow More Summary

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of April 20

Categories: Best Of, Best Of Spend Matters Tags: Plus Happy Friday, and welcome back to another edition of our Best of Roundup – giving you the most noteworthy articles of the week published on our Spend Matters Network. Check out all the coverage Jason provided from the Tungsten conference this week on Spend Matters. Show More Summary

Tungsten Insights: E-Invoicing Lessons From a Panel of Suppliers

Categories: Conferences, eProcurement / Procurement, Invoicing Tags: General News Earlier today, I facilitated a panel of 4 suppliers at Tungsten’s customer conference. I’ll spare all the details to protect the names (and companies)Show More Summary

Tungsten Insights – Thinking Through Global Compliance vs. Global E-Invoicing

Categories: Conferences, eProcurement / Procurement, Invoicing, P2P Tags: General News At Tungsten Insights 2015, the provider’s customer conference, I’ve had some great banter the past 2 days with members of the Tungsten team on the concept of global enablement in the e-invoicing market. Show More Summary

Why Optimizing Corporate Mobility Spend is More Critical than Ever

Categories: Guest Post, Savings Tracking, Spend Management Tags: Guest Posts, Sourcing and Categories Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by James Martino, chief executive officer at Avotus Corporation. Would your business willingly...Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: Corporate United – A Provider to Know in 2015

Categories: Featured, Procurement, Procurement Commentary Tags: Almanac, General News Corporate United is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: FCC Staff Against Comcast, Time Warner Merger & No M&As for GM, CEO Says

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The Federal Communications Commission staff has does not want the merger between Comcast and Time Warner to happen, as they recommended the agency not approve the $45 billion deal. And, the CEO of GM announced the car maker is not currently looking to engage in any mergers or buyouts with competitors. Show More Summary

Lessons in Maximizing Supplier Enrollment from Tungsten Insights 2015

Categories: Conferences, Supplier Management, Suppliers, Supply Chain Management Tags: General News In between presenting this morning at Tungsten Insights 2015, and facilitating a panel discussion later today with suppliers on supplier...Show More Summary

Last Chance! Register for Friday’s Webinar and Learn How to Cut Trade Costs in Bearish Commodity Markets

Categories: Commodities, Industry Analysts, Learning / Research Tags: General News Join us for Q2 and Q3 Metal Market Forecast (And How Bearish Markets Create Opportunities for Global Trade Cost Reduction) this Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Is Ariba Reinventing Itself? E-Procurement Vendor Overcomes Historical Legacies

Categories: Conferences, eProcurement / Procurement, Vendor Snapshots Tags: L1, Technology Ariba LIVE took place earlier this month, and while some may dismiss the latest happenings from the vendor that led the charge in creating the...Show More Summary

Probrand Technology Magazine – a Good Read for IT Procurement Managers

Categories: The trend for marketing communications and publishing to move to purely digital and usually somewhat disposable media - like our blogs you might argue – has been strong in recent years. But the Probrand Group is taking a different approach and has now published two issues of its technology magazine. Show More Summary

What We Learned About Supplier Enablement From a Fortune 500 Food/Beverage Firm

Categories: Invoicing, P2P, Supplier Management, Trade Financing Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Every so often, we have a discussion with an organization and come away with page after page of insights. Such was the case with a recent...Show More Summary

Maintaining a Healthy Supply Chain

Categories: Regular supplier health checks can help you avoid any unnecessary risks and deal with any issues before they become a real problem.  Here, Jane McAuliffe, principal advisor at Optimum Procurement Group offers her top tips for maintaining a healthy supply chain. Show More Summary

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