Author Archives: Spend Matters Team



Afternoon Coffee: Jaggaer sells majority stake; Tradeshift Go 2.0 has team approach

Jaggaer announced today that another private equity firm has become its majority stakeholder. Tradeshift, a solution provider for supply chain payments, announced the release of Tradeshift Go 2.0, which allows managers to share a virtual corporate credit card with all employees on a team, lowering the hassle of manual reimbursement and allowing managers to maintain oversight on tail spend. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Q2 2019 SolutionMap: Sourcing, Analytics, SRM and CLM software providers’ scoring summary reports now available

As part of the Q2 2019 SolutionMap release, the Sourcing, Spend & Procurement Analytics, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) & Risk and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Provider Scoring Summary reports are available today on SolutionMap Insider.

SpendHQ’s customer reviews are in the new SolutionMap Customer Insights report

This week’s SolutionMap Customer Insights report focuses on customer reviews for SpendHQ, a specialist in analyzing spend data that uses cloud-based software to organize and remove unnecessary data and provide spend visibility. Its applicable SolutionMap category for this report is in Spend Analytics.

SolutionMap Insider members can click here to read about SpendHQ  in our latest report.

Afternoon Coffee: Walmart e-commerce losing $1 billion; Huawei still blacklisted?

Walmart’s acquisition of the e-commerce website jet.com is doing a lot of business in the store’s bid to take on Amazon, but it is projecting a loss of about $1 billion, the media site Vox reports in a lengthy look at Walmart’s e-commerce play. A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department enforcement staff this week that the Chinese tech company Huawei should still be considered blacklisted after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to ease the ban on sales to the firm days ago at the G20 summit, Reuters said. Afternoon Coffee: Enjoy your procurement/supply chain news — and your Independence Day holiday!

Afternoon Coffee: U.S. threatens more tariffs for EU; Spend Matters Nexus launches as advisory for private equity, C-suite; trade war lessons

Amid the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. government threatened to impose tariffs on $4 billion of additional EU goods, on top of the previous tariffs worth $21 billion that were announced in April. Spend Matters Founder Jason Busch today announced the launch of Spend Matters Nexus, a new membership, research and advisory organization to serve private equity interests as well as facilitate corporate development — and more. In trade war news, the pork industry is making key adjustments, an analysis shows. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Afternoon Coffee: Truce on China Tariff Still Puts Pressure on Supply Chains; Levi’s Agrees to Cut Emissions

After more U.S. tariffs against China were put on hold, stocks and oil prices increased Monday, though there was no breakthrough on the economic conflict between the two countries. Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, where IFC will work with 42 of Levi's suppliers to roll out renewable energy and water-saving projects. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

SolutionMap rankings updated; A look at Coupa Inspire; Amazon patents its parcel-to-toy transformer

Spend Matters today released its Q2 2019 SolutionMap, ranking 54 procurement software companies across 12 solution categories, including E-Procurement, Sourcing, Spend Analytics, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Lifecycle Management and Contingent Workforce & Services. Click here to learn about SolutionMap's biggest revamp yet. Also, readers can get an inside look at Coupa Inspire in Las Vegas via Jason Busch's dispatch, which has a professional update on him as well. And, Amazon gets its patent for parcels that can be turned into toys. Afternoon Coffee: Bringing you a rewarding cup of procurement and supply chain news.

SolutionMap: 54 Procurement Software Companies Ranked (Q2 2019 Update)

Spend Matters today released its Q2 2019 SolutionMap, ranking 54 procurement software companies across 12 solution categories, including E-Procurement, Sourcing, Spend Analytics, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Lifecycle Management and Contingent Workforce & Services. Click on this article to learn about SolutionMap's biggest revamp yet, and to see how to access rankings for free!

Afternoon Coffee: Coupa partners with PayPal, Stripe, TransferMate, Citi; Orderful raises $10M; Trade issues weigh on manufacturers

Coupa, the provider known for business spend management (BSM), has bolstered its payments capabilities with four deals announced Wednesday at its Las Vegas event, Coupa Inspire. Orderful raises $10 million to modernize B2B supply chain network. A survey says manufacturers see trade issues as a top concern for their business. Apple acquires a self-driving vehicle startup. Afternoon Coffee: It pays to learn about procurement and supply chain news.

SirionLabs’ customer reviews are in the new SolutionMap Customer Insights report

This week’s SolutionMap Customer Insights report focuses on customer reviews for SirionLabs, a specialist in contracts. Its applicable SolutionMap categories for this report are in Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Contract Services/SOW.

SolutionMap Insider members can click here to read about SirionLabs in our latest report. In each Customer Insights report, we provide a one-page summary of feedback that includes ratings on how well the vendor meets user expectations, three key differentiators for the vendor and a list of quotes about the vendor’s greatest strengths.

Afternoon Coffee: New Post Office Weight Pricing; More Tariffs May Harm Tech Innovation; Coupa Adds On

United States Postal Service (USPS) has put into effect new dimensional weight pricing. Experts tell Supply Chain Dive that additional tariffs on products from China could hinder U.S. tech innovation. Coupa expands its AWS relationship and adds capabilities. Afternoon Coffee provides the latest updates on procurement and supply chain news.