Author Archives: Kyle Fitzsimmons



‘Innovation’ the Connective Tissue to this Year’s 50 to Watch, 50 to Know Lists

The 100 procurement technology solution providers that make up the 2017 50 to Watch, 50 to Know lists represent quite a bit of diversity. From consulting to healthcare, big data to supply risk, there truly is something for every practitioner in this year's lists. But there is one unifying quality that transcends the 2017 listees: Innovation.

Deloitte’s Global Sourcing Insights: Best Shoring Becomes Best Sourcing

Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer at Spend Matters, has high hopes for strategic sourcing (emphasis on "strategic") and leading the way for this evolution is Deloitte's Global Sourcing Insights (GSI) solution. But that's just the beginning. You can download Deloitte's Game-Changing Analytics Platform Puts 'Strategic' Back into Sourcing' and Deloitte's Global Sourcing Insights (GSI) – From Best Shoring to Best Sourcing compliments of Spend Matters.

Putting “Strategic” Back into Sourcing with Deloitte — New, Complimentary Research

The need is there for a wholly strategic supply chain sourcing platform built on a supply network design model. It's time to move on from the standard BOM-based sourcing workflows and low-level commodity sourcing efforts that utilize e-RFX tools. Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer at Spend Matters, makes his case in Part 1 of his two-part series: Deloitte's Game-Changing Analytics Platform Puts 'Strategic' Back into Sourcing.

This two-part research series is culled from his four-part series (linked to in this paper) and features a comprehensive approach to strategic supply chain technology and trends.

50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017

After months of debate, we are excited to reveal our 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017. At Spend Matters, we routinely review the latest procurement technology and service offerings. This uniquely positions us to help you with your vendor selection process. The 50/50 lists are the result of intense debate, discussion and refinement among all of the Spend Matters analysts and reflect our unbiased, independent view of the organizations you should know and watch.

Contract Lifecycle Management Technology: Plugging in the Gaps

In today's contract lifecycle management (CLM) environment, the contract aspect gets all of the TLC while the lifecycle and management aspects often fall by the wayside. Enter Spend Matters analysts and SirionLabs with this complimentary research brief now available for download.

Where Contract Lifecycle Management Technology Approaches Come up Short and How to Fix Them provides organizational strategies and tactics to bridge the technology gap in your team's CLM function. Highlights include:

  • An easy-to-understand explanation of the CLM anatomy
  • What the traditional approach to CLM technology does well and where it falls short
  • What is needed to transform CLM from a system of record to an engagement enabler and value driver

Embracing (and Enabling) the Future of Work: Webinar Tomorrow!

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Join Andrew Karpie, research director of services and labor procurement at Spend Matters, and Stuart Kliman of Vantage Partners tomorrow for an in-depth look at how organizations like yours are preparing to adopt flexible workforces to succeed in today's evolving work climate. Enabling the Future of Work: What Organizations Will Look Like and How to Drive the Necessary Change will take place at 1 p.m. CDT.!

How Your Organization Can Enable the Future of Work — Webinar April 13



Agility is the hallmark of today's leading organizations, especially when it comes to talent. By utilizing flexible talent strategies, these companies are realizing cost savings from their contingent (or flexible) workforce. But how are they (and potentially you) preparing for the future of work? Join Andrew Karpie, research director, services and labor procurement at Spend Matters, and Stuart Kliman, change management expert  Vantage Partners, for a tutorial on what processes will need to change in order to adopt a more flexible workforce.

Risk Management Strategies for a Complex World: Webinar Next Week!



Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer at Spend Matters, joins Icertis to discuss Risk Management Strategies for a Complex World on Thursday, April 6, at 12 p.m. CDT. During the event, they will cover: how to identify the significant risks hidden in contracts, real world stories on how leading organizations have managed risk, the advantages of an enterprise contract management platform and more. Sign up here!

Labor Automation Software: The Time for Adoption is Now

Out with the old and in with the new: Enterprise software has emerged to empower Fortune 500 companies to take on the digital transformation of their workforce. Join Andrew Karpie, research director, services and labor procurement at Spend Matters, and Mousa Ackall, of Work Market, on Thursday, April 6, at 12 p.m. CDT, for Labor Automation & The Contingent Workforce Opportunity.

Sourcing and Engaging Business Talent — Platform It!

The dreaded "talent gap" is here and plaguing businesses everywhere, calling for the need to rethink the ways in which you engage and work with highly-skilled talent. Andrew Karpie, research director of services and labor procurement at Spend Matters, has more in the complimentary research brief: The Role of Platforms in Sourcing and Engaging Business Talent.

This paper covers the following:

  • The struggle enterprises are facing in finding highly-skilled, specialized talent
  • New changes in employment arrangements
  • Why traditional talent intermediaries are no longer an optimal solution
  • How platform intermediaries are offering a solution that is low cost, yet yields better outcomes

Labor Automation & The Contingent Workforce Opportunity – Webinar April 6

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The on-demand economy has grown to a multi-billion dollar entity, calling in spades for businesses everywhere, no matter the size, to utilize a flexible workforce. How are these companies adopting the technology and governance necessary to build this contingent workforce?

Join Andrew Karpie, research director of services and labor procurement at Spend Matters, and Mousa Ackall of Work Market on Thursday, April 6 at 12 p.m. Central for Labor Automation & The Contingent Workforce Opportunity.

This presentation will analyze how leading businesses are overhauling their outdated labour sourcing management processes and onboarding the software necessary to enhance productivity and drive revenue.