PRO Review: IQ Navigator, CPOs and A/P, Concur’s GSA Contract, Rearden’s Deem at Work Platform

The finale in our (rather popular, judging by statistics) Rearden series.
Rearden Launches Its Deem at Work Platform & Suite For SMB Spend Control and Savings (Finale) -- Spend Matters applauds Rearden for releasing the Deem suite with as much an investment in content and connectivity into a supply base as functional product depth itself. The combination of content, focused on SKU-level insight and non-standard, discounted pricing, and functional procurement, expense management and related capabilities could prove highly disruptive in the SMB market, especially given the "freemium" model that Rearden is deploying (e.g., charging per user, per month, for expense reports, but providing the Purchase module for free for the current base package).

Concur lands massive GSA contract and gets creative with the small and mid-size market.
Busy Summer for Concur – Lands 15-year GSA Contract and Expands Small Business T&E Solution -- 15-year contract – back in June, Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, was selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) program as the sole provider for managing GSA's online bookings, travel authorizations and voucher processing. This is a 15-year (!) contract for Concur's T&E Cloud solution, an integrated travel and expense management solution.

A shift to consider.
CPOs Owning Accounts Payable – Does Supply Chain Finance Make it Interesting at Last? -- In addition to some of the nuances we'll cover in this series, IQNavigator's SOW capabilities span the standard gamut. As we've noted in our past research, SOW technology must be granular enough to support a range of process controls and capabilities that are often specific to services categories. This includes automated invoicing and reconciliation, blanket orders, bulk orders, hybrid orders (i.e., with low or high order mix), SKU and non-SKU based ordering, non-PO-based categories (where an invoice is issued after a periodic service is performed based upon a contract agreement), complex category-specific collaboration capabilities, not-to-exceed terms, discount terms, split line items, and receipt-defined payments.

What's up with IQNavigator?
IQNavigator – Opening up the SOW Kimono (Part 2) -- In addition to some of the nuances we'll cover in this series, IQNavigator's SOW capabilities span the standard gamut. As we've noted in our past research, SOW technology must be granular enough to support a range of process controls and capabilities that are often specific to services categories. This includes automated invoicing and reconciliation, blanket orders, bulk orders, hybrid orders (i.e., with low or high order mix), SKU and non-SKU based ordering, non-PO-based categories (where an invoice is issued after a periodic service is performed based upon a contract agreement), complex category-specific collaboration capabilities, not-to-exceed terms, discount terms, split line items, and receipt-defined payments.

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