Mickey North Rizza published a great brief earlier today about vendor announcements ahead of Sapphire. Mickey writes that "many supply management vendors the past few weeks have announced partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and technology enhancements. These announcements have encompassed procurement visibility and functionality, streamlined collaborative workflows, working capital, and cost containment and improvement. Here we look at the drivers of vendor enhancements, some of the vendor announcements, and the gap these vendors are attempting to close." The brief is currently available to non-subscribers and you can read it here. Nice work, Mickey!