As you may have noticed, we do a LOT of webinars at Spend Matters. A lot. And we completely understand that an hour of your time is extremely valuable. So we decided to try a new format to target our practitioners out there who need a quick hit of procurement info but who, like us, are short on time. Our inaugural event is this Friday from 10-10:20am Central and features Jason Busch on spend analysis: From Access Databases & All Nighters to Big Data and Supply Analytics. He'll cover the history, evolution, and future of spend analysis...in 20 minutes or less.
Jason Busch dusts off his undergraduate and graduate degrees in history (yes, he once studied something entirely impractical) to provide an entertaining yet nuanced look at the history and future of spend analysis.
If you have 20 minutes to spare, we can promise you’ll come away with both a grounded understanding in the basics as well as tons of ammunition points next time you want to look smart with colleagues and bosses about where spend analysis is headed and what it means for your organization.
On the syllabus:
- Spend analysis (basics)
- Using core and advanced datasets as inputs
- Compliance strategies
- Spend mash-ups
- Indirect, services, and direct material nuances and tricks of the trade
- Getting predictive with forecasting and the emergence of supply analytics
Friday, May 23, 2014