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June 2017

Big Data Spend Analytics

Many manufacturing and distribution companies are wrestling with the enormous challenge of Big Data, trying to turn mountains of data into actionable information. And while some companies curse the landslide of data overwhelming their organizations, others look to capitalize on what they realize is an opportunity to better understand their customers, suppliers and costs.

Spend Matters Reviews BravoSolution

This report provides an in-depth analysis and technology review of the entire BravoAdvantage integrated, strategic procurement platform.

 

May 2017

Real World Procurement Series | The Digital Procurement Era

As organizations move to an environment characterized by cloud computing, the Internet of things, distributed computing, and mobile applications, it will be important to understand where and how these technologies can create value and support procurement decision-making.

Proving Your Procurement Value

This whitepaper looks at how procurement can forecast, track, communicate and realize the benefits and value that we all believe are possible through excellent procurement performance.

How to Run an Effective Proof of Concept When Evaluating Procurement Technology

The procurement technology market can be daunting. With a plethora of options available – on premise, cloud, point solutions and full-suite offerings – determining which technology is best for an organization is no easy task. One method organizations are using today is to evaluate technology via a “Proof of Concept” (POC).

Contract Management: Parts 1-3

In this 3-part whitepaper series, Spend Matters UK Managing Editor, Peter Smith, explores the concepts and key opportunities of contract managment and how your organization can improve contract management performance and mitigate risk.

Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

Supplier scorecards are considered a basic tool in the supply management toolkit. When developed as a part of an integrated supplier performance management process, they can be highly effective.

Taking the First Step on Your Next Level Supply Management Journey

This whitepaper defines a basic 3-tier maturity model that an organization can use to figure out where it is on the maturity curve and what it needs to focus on to advance the Supply Management function as a whole.

Top 10 Technologies for Supply Management Savings

The average company is sitting on a goldmine of untapped savings opportunities that it fails to realize because it doesn’t even know about the gold-bearing vein running through its enterprise data.

 

April 2017

Real World Procurement Series | Sourcing Optimization: Understanding the Process and the Benefits

In this on-demand webinar, Peter Smith gives an overview of optimization, how it works, and the key factors to consider if you are considering introducing it or indeed extending its scope.