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July 2016

Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

In this toolkit, Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free experts will focus on how to find the right procurement suite to meet the organization’s strategic goals. […]

Coni, Online Procurement and Contracting for Total Transparency

The Purchasing Office of Coni Servizi (part of the operating company of the Italian National Olympic Committee’s activities) has been using a digital platform to manage the supplier registry, tenders and contracts for projects including major construction works. This step increases efficiency and traceability, security and transparency in compliance with public administration contracting rules, which are […]

Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

“Sourcing teams that leverage sourcing optimization generate savings rates that are on average 10% higher.” […]

June 2016

How Can Your Sourcing Team Evaluate…in Minutes Not Weeks…Hundreds of Bids to Get More Savings?

Are you using sourcing optimization to unlock hidden savings? During this webinar, BravoSolution sourcing experts Dave Aichinger and Anthony Mignogna, will provide a “deep dive” of BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus, review a customer case study and show how you can leverage sourcing optimization to be more responsive to stakeholders while supporting corporate goals and objectives.

With SourcingPlus you […]

Real World Procurement Series | From Graduate to CPO: Leadership Career Building in Procurement

Every young professional thinks hard about what they want to achieve and how they might get there. Early on, there are many choices and little clarity about which might be the best path. Which will be more rewarding? Which has too many risks?

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]