Premium Content Roundup (In Case You Missed It During the Holidays)

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Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your holidays! We know the last few weeks of the year can be busy ones filled with family time, traveling and even last-minute shopping. So, in case you missed any of our premium content published during the holidays, check it out below.

A Deep Dive on Trade Extensions – Market-Informed Sourcing (Part 2)
Original Publish Date: Dec. 22, 2014
In this PRO research brief, Thomas Kase, vice president of research, explores Trade Extensions in depth and offers key takeaways about the provider who serves as a “secret weapon” for some big-name strategy and operations consultancies. This article is Part 2 in a series, you can check out Part 1 here, too.

The Evidence: How the Staffing and Contingent Market is Failing Procurement
Original Publish Date: Dec. 23, 2014
Jason Busch, founder and managing director, starts off this 2-part PRO analysis of how and why the staffing and contingent market is failing procurement. In this first installment, Jason focuses specifically on the “how,” or the evidence showing the services procurement ecosystem’s failures.

Why the Staffing and Contingent Marketplace is Failing Procurement
Original Publish Date: Dec. 26, 2014
Jason continues his 2-part PRO analysis of the shortfalls of the staffing and contingent market. Here, in Part 2, Jason focuses on the “why” specifically, and hones in on the various sets of factors holding organizations back from gaining more value from their services procurement spend.

Spend Matters Portfolio – A 2014 Round-Up
Original Publish Date:Dec. 29, 2014
Peter Smith offers an overview of how the Spend Matters Stock Portfolio performed in December and throughout 2014. Part 1 takes a look at half of the 21 firms Peter and Jason picked for their 2014 portfolios.

Spend Matters Portfolio – a 2014 Round-up (Part 2)
Original Publish Date: Dec. 30, 2014
The roundup of the Spend Matters Stock Portfolio continues, with Peter offering a closer look at the second half of the 21 firms he and Jason “invested” in throughout the year. Find out how the stocks performed in December and throughout the year.

50 Shades of Pay – Shade 12 (Part 1): Financial Planning & Analysis Support
Original Publish Date: Dec. 31, 2014
Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer, shares the next “shade” in his “50 Shades of Pay” series. Shade 12 focuses on financial planning & analysis support in 2 parts. Here, in Part 1, Pierre first talks about the current problems with FP&A and how to improve the process.

50 Shades of Pay – Shade 12 (Part 2): Top 10 Recommendations for Financial Planning & Analysis Support
Original Publish Date: Jan. 2, 2014
Pierre continues his 2-part Shade 12 in his “50 Shades of Pay” series. In this installment, he offers his top 10 recommendations for financial planning and analysis support. Read on to see how to tackle the FP&A “beast.”

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