Author Archives: Kyle Fitzsimmons



Real-Time Procurement Data for Total Purchasing Control: A 3-Part Webinar Series



Out with the old and in with the new, and for procurement, real-time data is the leading edge of what organizations like the LDS Church are doing to achieve total purchasing control and ensure compliance with suppliers. This recorded three-part webinar series from Aquiire and Spend Matters digs deep on the B2B procurement shopping list to unearth real savings for your company. Transforming Procurement in Real-Time is now available for download here.

Real-Time Procurement Data: Getting With the Times in 2017 and Beyond

It's now 2017 and your procurement resolution should be to get with the latest and greatest in real-time procurement data and technology. The result will transform your organization as well as your team's role in shaping the procurement function. In this three-part recorded webinar series, Spend Matters' Xavier Olivera, along with a series of guests from Aquiire and the LDS Church, discusses the benefits of data in real-time and how you can use it to your advantage.

Transforming Procurement in Real Time: Announcing a New Webinar Series



It's a bit late for spring cleaning, but when it comes to your procurement processes, there is no time better than the present to get current and get organized. Presenting a 3-part recorded webinar learning series from Spend Matters and Aquiire: Transforming Procurement in Real Time. Spend Matters' Xavier Olivera is joined by a series of guests, including from LDS Church, to discuss the benefits of real-time data and how practitioners and their peers are using it to their advantage.

Putting the ‘Strategic’ Back Into Sourcing with Deloitte: New Research Brief

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Strategic sourcing can be more "strategic" despite its best efforts. Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer at Spend Matters, has more in the complimentary research brief, Deloitte's Game-Changing Analytics Platform Puts 'Strategic' Back into Sourcing. Pierre lays out the many reasons why strategic sourcing can fall short of the strategic aspect, as well as provides a four-pronged solution overview of the areas you need to focus on change that. Read his in-depth take on "The Big Picture" and how Deloitte GSI factors in by claiming your copy of this brief.

‘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.