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The 3 Core Skill Sets of Supplier Relationship & Value Management

By Molly Reppen, Field Marketing Specialist at BravoSolution
Procurement departments are increasingly challenged to expand and better understand their supplier communities. The ability to improve strategic decision-making by assessing supplier lifetime value is important at every stage of the strategic procurement process.

Managing suppliers and deriving value from those relationships is one of […]

P2P Best Practices for Generating Business Value

By Molly Reppen, Field Marketing Specialist at BravoSolution
Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solutions help companies simplify their purchases and payments, resulting in streamlined paperless processes that ultimately improve organizational efficiency. Companies in the end gain more visibility into all purchasing activities while automating the processes from requisition to payment to enforce controls and […]

Implementing SRM: Does your organization have what it takes?

By David Atkinson

My interest in SRM goes back many years, in particular my experiences in aerospace and automotive. A specific feature of those two sectors is that suppliers are usually selected very carefully, because switching mid-program can be expensive, hugely time-consuming, and sometimes feels close to impossible (regulation and custom and […]

If Procurement Was A Movie Title

By Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer at BravoSolution
Procurement processes today are vast, complex, critical and strategic – and they tell a very compelling story.

If your procurement story was a movie, what would it be? This was the question we posed to our BravoSolution team. We got some very creative responses, […]

Procurement’s Transformation: From Chief Penny Pincher to Chief Partner Officer

By Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer at BravoSolution

Ten to 15 years ago, procurement was still fighting for organizational significance. Seen strictly as cost-cutters, CPOs lacked a true role at the board level, reporting to either the Chief Technology Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or the Chief Financial Officer. […]

How to get started with source-to-pay

Tom Pellescki, VP, Consulting and David Englebert, Director at BravoSolution

Your organization made the decision to implement a full end-to-end procurement platform – congratulations, this is a smart move that will enable your team to deliver more value for the business. Now that you’ve pulled the trigger on a source-to-pay (S2P) […]

The Power of Government eProcurement

By Andrea Brody, chief marketing officer of BravoSolution
The City of Chicago recently caught the attention of many in the procurement community when it announced an expansion of its eProcurement platform, which will streamline purchasing across all governmental agencies in Chicago and offer more services to vendors and user departments. In […]

Spend Analysis: Dos and Don’ts for Effective Decision Making

By Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer at BravoSolution

Spend analysis is a crucial component of a team’s procurement strategy – it sheds light into where the organization’s resources have been invested, by whom, and for what. When this data is analyzed and acted upon in the right way, teams are better […]

The 5 SRM Killers: How to Make SRM Right & Bring it Back to Life

By: Molly Reppen – BravoSolution Field Marketing Specialist
Embedding Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is not an easy journey for most organizations, despite its obvious attraction as a practice. An effective SRM strategy and methodology is the essential blueprint that plenty of today’s CPOs are often struggling to find and to hold […]

eAuctions: When Done Right, Still the Best Way to Cut Costs

By Bill King, account director at BravoSolution

When eAuctions were introduced in the mid 1990’s, purchasing departments couldn’t move fast enough to harness the power of competition to get the lowest possible cost from suppliers.

Today, eAuctions have seemingly fallen out of vogue, but to riff on Monty Python’s The Holy Grail¸ […]