I’m excited to announce a new relationship with Accenture that I know our Spend Matters Plus+ readers will be excited about. Accenture currently publishes a broad set of category intelligence and analysis to its community of procurement clients. These Spend Trends insights offer some of the latest thinking, from strategies for third-party management to optimizing MRO spend and risk management approaches in critical categories like energy.
Each month, we will curate category insights from the Spend Trends library that were previously available only to Accenture clients. In return, Accenture will pull articles from our deep library of premium research to share with their clients. If you’re an Accenture procurement client, be on the lookout for good stuff coming your way! And for our Spend Matters Plus+ members, please enjoy our first issue, which focuses on the North American trucking market. Next month’s issue will focus on the question of whether to integrate real estate and facilities management.
We plan to publish on the first Wednesday every month and will be updating our upcoming research calendar with tentative schedules for the category insights. Since we’ve not yet finalized the category calendar, if you are a Spend Matters Plus+ subscriber, please reach out to me and let me know if there’s something in particular you’re looking for.
Honestly, I feel a bit like a kid in a candy store who can only get one piece of candy candy per month, and hope our readers will find the content equally sweet. Since Plus+ costs less than $20 per month, the inclusion of these category insights combined with our current practitioner-focused research, analysis and opinion will make a subscription that much more compelling.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us anytime and share your thoughts and needs on insights and intelligence you’re looking for.