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June 2016

Scottish Government: Caley Construction

The Scottish Government has made considerable progress in standardising and simplifying the tender process for suppliers and particularly SMEs, which have communicated to the government over the years that they have found the process of bidding for public sector contracts time-consuming, expensive and sometimes prohibitive. […]

Procurement and Spend Analytics: The Key to Driving Value

Looking to improve overall visibility and management of purchase spend? In this webinar, you’ll receive an introduction to procurement and spend analytics and review a case study of how a government client utilized procurement and spend analytics tools, using Bravosolution. […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Source-to-Pay Implementation

This webinar discusses what to consider when selecting an S2P system, and how best to implement it. Learn the five common mistakes that often befall major systems projects and recommends the critical factors for success, with a focus on stakeholder management. […]

20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

Relationships require work. After all, no pain, no gain. And this not only applies in our personal lives, it applies in business as well. When it comes to companies, there’s a simple formula for success: the better we listen, anticipate, analyze, discuss and take a balanced, reasoned approach, the better our relationships will be with […]

May 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

Constrained budgets, leaner workforces, do more with less and the necessity to report on value contribution are all increasing the need for technology to help drive procurement transformation. At first glance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems get the attention of Finance and IT, but the realities of associated cost, project length and lack of necessary […]

RISK: The Four Letter Word Your Mother Never Told You About

This webinar will focus on the real-world lessons learned in risk management including the strategies implemented by procurement organizations for strengthening supplier engagement in order to effectively assess, monitor, manage and mitigate risk to the business.  […]

Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction

According to a 2016 survey from Deloitte, three quarters of CPOs cite cost reduction as a strong priority for 2016. Since procurement budgets continue to remain flat, procurement professionals will need to do a lot more with less if they intend to continue working their spending and supply chains to unlock new sources of value.

In […]

April 2016

Putting Suppliers at the Center of Your Organization

Suppliers are essential to the success or failure of many organizations. So how do you get the most from them?

Traditional procurement processes often end up leaving the supplier out in the cold and organizations missing out on the benefits that a more inclusive, supplier-centric approach could bring.

In our new whitepaper, Putting Suppliers at the Center of […]

March 2016

Drive Lasting Savings with Spend Compliance

Spend Compliance Analysis: A Missed Opportunity

Life as a Chief Procurement Officer is challenging, and never more so than in the current climate. CPOs need to manage cost cutting so that their organizations can deliver products and services without disruption, and at margins that can support supplier development – all in the face of market volatility, […]

Leapfrog the Competition by Transforming Your Supplier Relationships from Tactical to Strategic

By Thomas Kase, VP of Research, and Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters

Doesn’t that title make it sound so easy? Don’t be fooled: there’s hard work in transforming how you engage your suppliers. This paper will help you better understand how and why organizations are transforming their supplier collaboration practices and provide insight into […]