I'm thrilled to announce that JVKellyGroup has joined Spend Matters as a lead sponsor. For quite some time, JVKelly has built a unique reputation in certain circles of the Spend Management market for offering a range of consultative offerings and elegant but simple software that addresses everything from spend analysis to category sourcing to supply risk management. As their clients and partners will attest, there's no one else quite like them (especially considering that they come from a practitioner -- rather than a consulting or software development -- background).
Unlike FreeMarkets, AT Kearney, McKinsey (Questrix) and others who sometimes had a tough time reconciling the billable hour with building enterprise sourcing software, I think that JVKellyGroup might have figured out how to strike the right balance between the two areas. I look forward to catching up with JVKellyGroup at the Synergy event in a couple of weeks and learning more about what they're up to -- as well as sharing some of their pragmatic approaches to solving Spend Management challenges which no one has quite tackled in the ways they have. In the meantime, please join me in extending a warm welcome to JVKellyGroup as a Lead Sponsor on Spend Matters!