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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 […]

What Can You Learn from the Past, Present and Future?

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.  – George Bernard Shaw

History is something that happened a moment ago, a year ago, years ago or thousands of years ago.  It is the past.  Procurement teams work with spend analysis – a past look at spend […]

Supplier M&A: The Next Procurement Frontier

Supply chains are one of your organization’s most important assets.  Without them your business’ products are not present in the market.  Supply chains are it.  In most supply chains, manufacturing is outsourced as is the logistics and fulfillment of the supply chain.  It is only the sourcing, planning, R&D and customer relationship –  along with […]

North Korean Gold: Blacklisted from the U.S.

On March 16, 2016 President Obama signed an executive order allowing the United States to blacklist anyone or company found to be operating in North Korea’s mining sector or to have purchased metal from the North Korean government.  This executive order extends to third party suppliers.  According to Reuters, more than two dozen supply chains […]

BravoSolution Achieves 15th Straight Year of Growth as Demand for Strategic Procurement Technology Continues to Rise

Global Provider Brings in Over 80 New Customers and Increases Software Activations by 40 Percent

CHICAGO, March 29, 2016 – BravoSolution, the leading global strategic procurement provider, has recorded its 15th straight year of double-digit revenue growth. The company generated nearly €80 million in revenue in 2015 and added over 80 new customers worldwide.

BravoSolution experienced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supply Chain Mapping is the First Step to New Trade Act Compliance

By Kaitlyn McAvoy, Editor-at-Large, Spend Matters | March 14, 2016

With the recent passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which bans the U.S. from accepting imports produced by slave or child workers, companies will have to start digging further down in their supply chain to investigate whether this forced labor exists. According […]