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BravoSolution Customer Conference Dispatch: All About the Data

Categories: Analytics, Conferences, Spend Analysis, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, technology BravoSolution is one of dozens of providers that offer spend analysis today. But where it stands out from everyone else is on the front...Show More Summary

Technology Analysts and NDAs

Categories: Industry Analysts, Industry News, Solution Providers Tags: General News Yesterday Coupa published a press release announcing that Thomas Kase, a former Spend Matters analyst, joined the cloud spend management vendor. I had the great pleasure of working with Thomas for many years and wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavor. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: IBM Patents Idea to Pass Packages Between Drones, The World Catches Cobalt Fever

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News IBM has been looking for new lines of business to support future growth for a while now, and a recently submitted patent may just offer that. The price per ton for the cobalt, which is a component of lithium-ion batteries, has soared nearly 70% this year. Show More Summary

Getting the Most from Sourcing Optimization (Part 1): Lessons From Leaders

Categories: Complex Categories, E-Sourcing, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Technology Tags: PRO The combination of Trade Extensions and Coupa may seem a curious one for those unfamiliar with either organization, and may even raise questions for those who know both. Show More Summary

So You Want to Go Into Procurement Consulting: 3 Areas to Consider

Categories: Procurement, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 As curious human beings with varying levels of self-doubt, we’re all a bit taken with “expert” advice. If I see an article about losing weight or getting rich, I’m reading it. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why the VMSA Live Talent Ecosystem Conference is the Future

Categories: Conferences Tags: Conferences & Events, General News, L2 Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend VMSA Live in Phoenix, Arizona. Having attended nearly all of the contingent workforce industry conferences (there...Show More Summary

Down The Procurement Pub With riskmethods, ProcureAbility, NAO and Charly Bliss

Categories: Last night the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel hosted the 2017 Management Consultancies Association annual dinner and awards ceremony. As a judge (I get asked […] (Read more...)

Trade Extensions Dispatch: Templates on Sourcing Steroids or Just An “App” By Another Name?

Categories: Conferences, Solution Providers, Strategic Sourcing, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, technology Trade Extensions co-founder Dr. Arne Andersson just previewed the next release of the Trade Extensions platform (TESS 6.0) this afternoon at the Trade Extensions U.S. Show More Summary

Trade Extensions Dispatch: Is The Supply Chain Ready to Be Defined by Sourcing?

Categories: Conferences, E-Sourcing, Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Technology Tags: Conferences & Events, Sourcing & Categories Trade Extensions sells the most advanced sourcing optimization technology that Spend Matters has encountered on the market today (read our research, linked below, if you want to understand why). Show More Summary

Could This be the End of the High Cotton Prices?

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Price Forecast Tags: General News, Guest Posts, Mintec Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Verity Michie, Market Analyst at Mintec. Last year in June, we asked whether the cotton price recovery continue? The answer was yes, it did, all throughout 2016 and into 2017. Show More Summary

Trade Extensions: Redefining E-Sourcing (Coupa and Beyond)

Categories: Conferences, E-Sourcing, Solution Providers, Strategic Sourcing Tags: Conferences & Events, Sourcing & Categories There are only a few events left that focus primarily on strategic sourcing over broader procurement topics. Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50 Providers to Watch/50 Providers to Know to be Released at ISM2017

Categories: Industry News, Solution Providers, Technology Tags: General News Spend Matters will release its fourth annual “50 Providers to Know/50 Providers to Watch” lists on May 22 in conjunction with the annual ISM conference. InShow More Summary

Accenture Invests in and Partners with Work Market to Help Enterprises Address the Future of Work — Now

Categories: Industry News, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L2 Professional services firm Accenture has taken a minority share in Work Market, a “work automation platform” business founded in 2010. Show More Summary

Edbury Daley Report – Performance-Related Pay on the Up

Categories: The latest report on the procurement recruitment market from Manchester-based recruitment firm Edbury Daley – now called “Procurement & Spend Management Insider” -  is well […] (Read more...)

Beeline Makes Another Leap into the New World of Augmented Intelligence With Beeline Assistant

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: L1, technology Beeline, which refers to itself as a global leader in software solutions...Show More Summary

Garden Bridge – Much To Worry About in Recent Report

Categories: Just before Easter, Dame Margaret Hodge issued her report into London’s Garden Bridge, commissioned by Mayor Sadiq Khan. It is fair to say she is […] (Read more...)

A 21-Question Health Check to Score Your Procurement Scorecard (Part 3)

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning Tags: Plus As the old business adage goes, “what gets measured gets done.” This is certainly true in procurement. If you want to do the right things for yourself and your stakeholders, you need to measure the right things and do it efficiently. Show More Summary

The Future of Sourcing – Category Management and Centres of Excellence

Categories: In the four short papers published already in our “Five Principles of Sourcing” series, sponsored by advanced sourcing gurus Trade Extensions, we have looked at […] (Read more...)

Afternoon Coffee: Riskmethods Receives €13.5 million in Series B, Lighthizer Inches Closer to Trade Rep Position

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Riskmethods announced Wednesday it had completed its Series B financing round with an investment of €13.5 million, according to a press release. The Senate finance committee voted 26–0 Tuesday to advance Robert Lighthizer one step closer to the position of U.S. Show More Summary

Ivalua Raises $70 Million from KKR: First Take Analysis

Categories: Breaking News, Industry Analysts, Solution Providers, Technology Tags: Breaking News, L2, technology Ivalua, a procurement technology suite vendor, announced Wednesday it had raised $70 million in a minority investment round from private equity firm KKR. Show More Summary

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