Afternoon Coffee: Wal-Mart Squeezes Food Suppliers in Grocery Price War, Hackett Partners with Symphony Ventures

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Wal-Mart is aggressively cutting its grocery prices to fend off competition from low-cost rivals including Aldi and even Amazon. The Hackett Group announced a partnership Thursday with Symphony Ventures to help enable companies’ digital transformation. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

SAP Fieldglass Introduces Live Insights, a New Data Analytics Solution

SAP Fieldglass announced Thursday the launch of a data analytics solution called Live Insights. The company reports that the solution “uses machine learning to simulate external talent scenarios in moments” (real time). At this point in time, Spend Matters has not yet been briefed on Live Insights nor seen a demo (something which will likely follow in the future).

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