Designing a Spend Category Taxonomy Properly is Harder Than You Think (Part 1: Do This, Not That) [PRO]

- July 11, 2014 6:34 AM | Categories: Spend Analysis, Spend Management
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We had a question from a client of ours about whether there were any guidelines or an overall methodology to coming up with a spend category taxonomy. It’s a simple question, but there isn’t a simple answer. So, we thought we’d offer some insights to help guide your efforts. But before we say what to do, there’s a quick recommendation on what not to do. In this first of a two-part Spend Matters PRO research series, Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell explores how to think about creating a spend category taxonomy, pitfalls of incorrect approaches, and how to embrace an approach that cuts across categories and spend types.

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