Over on Supply Excellence, Tim Minahan penned a useful blog last week that discusses some of the "soft" factors to contract management success. While there's at least one gratuitous plug for his employer, almost all of Tim's content is useful and technology agnostic. The post cites advice from Qualcomm's Debbie Adams, who played a key part in rolling out her employer's contract management system.
What are some of the more useful pieces of advice? Establishing an independent program management team not tied to a single division and mentoring power users are among the suggestions. The succinct post should be required reading for anyone tasked with rolling out a contract management capability. And it's further proof that Spend Management technology is merely an enabler -- the rest is up to the organization.