Blog Profile / Spend Matters

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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Week In Metals: Inauguration Edition

Categories: Commodities, Industry News, Metal Miner Tags: General News Early in the week Trump broke with traditional protocol for presidents and presidents-elect and said he desires a weaker U.S. dollar. Since the Carter administration,...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Supply Chain Finance Goes Mainstream, Oracle Acquires API Integration Company

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Taulia and Greensill Capital were recently featured in The Economist, in an article examining how fintech is helping resolve payment tensions between buyers and suppliers. Software giant...Show More Summary

Blockchain Technology & The Reformation of Procurement as We Know It

Categories: Guest Post, Industry News, Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Technology Tags: GEP, Guest Posts Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Thomas Cherian of GEP. The reality of blockchains becoming the basic building block of tomorrow’s connected world is fast approaching. Show More Summary

Down the Procurement Pub with CCS, Science Warehouse, the Front Covers and Hippo Campus

Categories: A quiet week really, back from hols and we’re not yet into the spring conference season, no US visitors or exciting pub trips. So let’s […] (Read more...)

SciQuest: Solution Review & Analysis

Categories: Accounts Payable, eProcurement / Procurement, Solution Providers, Sourcing, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: Plus SciQuest is arguably the most challenging procurement technology suite vendor to compare directly to the competition. Show More Summary

Why It’s Important to Evaluate Your Cloud Applications Constantly

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: Guest Posts Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Eric Christopher, CEO of Zylo. While “setting and forgetting” may be a concept that works in some areas of business, the world of cloud applications is certainly not one of those. Show More Summary

Supplier Networks and P2P: The Benefits of Direct Connectivity for Suppliers

Categories: P2P, Supplier Management, supplier networks, Technology Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice In this last installment, I will focus on the risks of insufficient connectivity, the benefits of doing it properly and why it is...Show More Summary

Beware the 4IR and AI — Or Should Procurement Embrace It?

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 The myriad technological and security risks posed by hacking flow all the way from sensitive government agencies on down to...Show More Summary

Key Procurement Tensions/Trade-offs for 2017 – Supplier Collaboration and Innovation versus Tactical Power Plays

Categories: A few days ago,  we outlined five key areas of interest or tensions maybe for procurement in 2017. TWe are now looking at each in […] (Read more...)

Scanmarket: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background & Solution Overview

Categories: Solution Providers, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO The sourcing and supplier management suite market (inclusive of spend analytics, e-sourcing, supplier management and contract management) was a crowded sector for many years. Show More Summary

Trade Extensions Results – And Might Technology Threaten the 3PL World?

Categories: Privately owned firms don’t have to say too much about their performance publicly, unlike those with a stock market quote. But most will make some […] (Read more...)

3 Strikes? Your ROI on Purchasing is Out!

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Purchasing Process, Services and Indirect Spend Tags: Guest Posts, Sourcing and Categories, Vendorful Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from David Wadler, CEO of Vendorful. Some people suggest that the chances of generating good ROI on a major purchase are effectively a flip of a coin. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: UK to Leave EU’s Single Market, SciQuest Survey Highlights Procurement’s Changing Role

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Prime Minister Theresa May outlined in a speech earlier today a plan to definitively split from the European Union’s single market. Source-to-pay (S2P) provider SciQuest announced Wednesday survey results that indicate companies are beginning to view procurement in a more positive light. Show More Summary

Bunker: A New Platform Innovates Business Insurance for Self-Employed/Gig Workers

Categories: Industry News, Innovation, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Solution Providers, Technology Tags: technology The emergence and expansion of the so-called gig-economy (the non-employee, project and task-based...Show More Summary

Sam Walsh and Bill Crothers – Two Different Challenges For CIPS!

Categories: So, despite our suggestions and to our surprise, Sam Walsh, the President of CIPS, has not resigned (or been asked to resign, we assume) following […] (Read more...)

Platforms, Networks and Suppliers: Concepts and Benefits

Categories: Supplier Management, supplier networks, Technology Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice What is a network? What is a platform? Technology providers often confuse customers with these terms. But it is important that procurement...Show More Summary

Our (Unpublished) Letter to the Financial Times — Civil Servant Tests

Categories: The Financial Times published an article recently about the Cabinet Office plan to “test” civil servants for commercial skills. The article is behind the paywall, […] (Read more...)

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Commentary and Summary Analysis

Categories: Solution Providers, Spend Management, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: PRO At its current rate of expansion, Coupa will cross the 500-customer threshold in the first half of 2017. There are numerous areas to which to credit...Show More Summary

What Is Shaping Procurement’s Technology Choices? (Part 2)

Categories: Jon Milton, Director at Comensura, continues with the three trends that he believes will put  procurement professionals in charge of their own technology destiny. Part […] (Read more...)

Planning for a Successful VMS Implementation

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, SOW, Sponsored Article Tags: viewpoint Spend Matters welcomes this sponsored article from Justine Hauth,...Show More Summary

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