We just completed a major back-end site-upgrade this morning to enable single sign-on capability for those who want to download Spend Matters research. In other words, you'll only need to enter your personal and company information a single-time in order to stay up to date with the latest in-depth research in the Spend Management arena. After an initial registraton process, each time you log onto Spend Matters to access new downloadable research, you'll be prompted to enter the username and password you entered in the initial registration process. I know -- it finally feels like this thing is getting more professional. But hopefully, this will save everyone time. Now for more news ...
Since our research program is supported by sponsors that gain access to the list of individuals who have downloaded research specific to single programs, we are now requiring business email addresses for those who sign-up to download Spend Matters research. We think this is a small non-cost price to pay for having access to analyst quality reports without charge. However, if you would like to have an annual subscription to Spend Matters research (our forthcoming 12-month research calendar includes over 30 downloadable briefs on a range of topics from P2P to supply risk to analytics to supply market intelligence) and would rather pay for it in actual currency rather than sharing your information, please contact William Busch (wbusch (at) spendmatters (dot) com). I'm sure we can arrange something.
We also plan to make a number of other small enhancements to Spend Matters as part of a broader technology upgrade in the coming weeks. We hope these will enable us to further provide the level of blog and social media content and interaction that you've come to expect from one of the leading media sites in the sector while also serving our goal of providing access to analyst-quality downloadable research as well. If you have any suggestions for improving this thing, please don't hesitate to drop a line: jbusch (at) spendmatters (dot) com.
As a final aside, Spend Matters is hiring. We are currently interviewing candidates for a dual role: Site Editor and company/office Chief of Staff. Ideal candidates should have a background in the publishing/editorial world with a knack for copyediting and an interest in getting involved in much broader social media areas as well. Knowledge of procurement, economics and trade issues is preferred, but enthusiasm and willingness to learn is an acceptable substitute. Chicago candidates only, please. Please drop me a line if you're interested in applying or know of someone who might be.