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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, […]

Real World Procurement Series | Universe of Modern Procurement

In this webinar, we explore the new Universe of Modern Procurement and its constituent parts. Some are modern extensions of their forefathers while others have no ancestral connections. Our goal is to help you identify, in terms of procurement capability, where you’re falling short …and where you’re not, as an individual and as part of a […]

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 […]

Navigating the Path from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

By Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters

Spend visibility is foundational to any procurement transformation because to better manage supply, you have to manage spend. Spend is what you pay and supply is what you get, and to manage spend you have to see it. Yet too many procurement organizations work hard to put basic […]

How to Justify Spend Analysis to Finance/IT When There’s No Clear ROI

By Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters

Analytics are all the rage. And spend analysis is Procurement 101. So, getting some reasonable investment shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Wrong. The problem with analytics is that […]

Real World Procurement Series Global Webinar | Putting Suppliers at the Center of Your Organization

In this webinar, we look at the strong argument for using what we call the supplier lifecycle process and management of that lifecycle. […]

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.  […]

February 2016

7 Reasons Why Projects Succeed

If you are a procurement change agent, this is the resource for you!

Based on results from the most recent release of the Best Practices in Change Management benchmarking survey from Prosci®, this whitepaper discusses the top project success contributors identified in the research and the related procurement transformation best practices that you can utilize to increase your project success.

Specifically, this paper provides […]

Helvetia Redefines its Purchasing Process and Goes Digital

Using the integrated platform provided by BravoSolution, Helvetia is now able to manage supplier relationships across all procurement processes, from the selection process and contract assignment to performance assessment.

The insurance company has recently created a new Purchasing Management Office for its Italian Headquarters, involving the redefinition of roles and activities and the introduction of a digital platform […]

January 2016

Putting Strategy into Action – A Roadmap for Procurement in 2016

This webinar will focus on the critical success factors to help you deliver successful results in 5 critical areas of procurement leadership.  Define strategies and turn them into action plans that won’t get lost in translation. […]