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July 2016

Four Value Levers of Procurement

This BravoSolution eBook provides an at-a-glance look into how you can deliver more value to the business through the four value levers of procurement.

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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. […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]