July Stock Portfolio: Accenture and Capgemini Have Successful Month, Others Struggle [Plus+]


Doing this monthly round-up this year has been a little depressing at times, particularly looking at the performance of the shares chosen by our Spend Matters “expert” team, which includes myself as well as Nancy Clinton, editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe and Public Spend Matters Europe, and Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder and managing director. Remember, we each allocate our own imaginary million dollars across our choice of stocks included in our overall portfolio of 24 firms that have an interest in the procurement solutions market. If you have been keeping up with our portfolio this year, you know we have thus far had a fairly rough go at it. See which companies had a good month and the many others that struggled during July.

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When the Going Gets Tough, Procurement May Just Get You Going

Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Sanyam Khurana of GEP.

We have all heard that famous proverb, but when seen in the context of procurement, my slightly tweaked version still holds true. Classic examples are when hard times hit – a war, a depression or recession, crisis or just a tough period due to wrong decisions – it is the mighty who succeed with their hard work and perseverance. In my experience, procurement is perhaps a function that is seldom heard diligently or given a seat in the executive board. More often than not it is directed to do something, and like a sincere employee, it listens, executes and performs.

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