Category Archives: Best Of

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 20

- October 24, 2014 6:10 AM | Categories: Best Of

Check out the most popular and noteworthy articles the Spend Matters Network published this week!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 13

- October 17, 2014 10:18 AM | Categories: Best Of

Enjoy this week's "best of" roundup from the Spend Matters Network. Here we share the most noteworthy or popular articles our websites posted throughout the week.

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 6

- October 10, 2014 10:25 AM | Categories: Best Of

file9411346624378-1 Happy Friday! And welcome to this week's Best Of Roundup – giving you the most popular and noteworthy articles published on the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Enjoy!

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Sept. 29

- October 3, 2014 10:07 AM | Categories: Best Of

14064269539tkjf Welcome back to the Best Of Roundup featuring this week's most popular articles from our websites. Hear what it takes to make a true procurement transformation, learn how to buy music rights for marketing purposes and read about the lack of companies using performance metrics. All this and more of the latest news and analysis from the Spend Matters Network.

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Best Of Spend Matters’ Network – Week of Sept. 22

- September 26, 2014 10:24 AM | Categories: Best Of

Welcome to week four of the Spend Matters’ “Best Of” roundup - bringing you the most noteworthy articles posted to our websites this week. Check out our latest stories to read about Tesco news from both our Trade Financing Matters and Spend Matters UK sites and learn what "NQA-1" means thanks to MetalMiner. And let's not forget the most popular post on Spend Matters this week - the one that discusses marijuana fogging up the supply chain.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Sept. 15

- September 19, 2014 10:30 AM | Categories: Best Of

Welcome to Week 3 of our “Best Of” roundup, which pulls the latest and greatest commentary and analysis published on the Spend Matters Network. Read on to find out the latest news from our Spend Matters sites both in the US and in Europe, as well as what is going on in industrial metals sourcing and in the worlds of trade financing and public sector procurement.

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Sept. 8

- September 12, 2014 10:30 AM | Categories: Best Of

Welcome to week two of the new “Best Of” roundup, which pulls the most popular and important posts we published on the Spend Matters Network’s websites. Read on to find out the latest news from our Spend Matters sites both in the U.S. and in Europe, as well as what is going on in the metals industry and in the worlds of trade financing and public spending.

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Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Sept. 1

- September 5, 2014 10:34 AM | Categories: Best Of

The Spend Matters Network introduces the first of what (we hope) will become a weekly “best of” roundup - a list of our favorite and most important posts published on our sites this past week. These are the stories that garnered the most attention from our readers or those we deemed worthy for another special mention. From news on recent merger and acquisitions and procurement partnerships on our Spend Matters U.S. and U.K. sites to the latest on China’s aluminum industry at our MetalMiner site - read on to learn what the top stories of the week were.

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From Coupa 10 to SAP/Ariba: Best of Spend Matters’ Technology Coverage

- August 21, 2013 10:26 AM | Categories: Best Of, Commentary, Technology

From individual “Vendor Snapshots” to overarching viewpoints on where the sector’s technology has been and where we see it going, this is one of our favorite areas to explore here at Spend Matters — and one where we are proud of providing original thought, insightful analyses, and unbiased opinion that doesn’t hedge, obfuscate, or pander.

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Purple Squirrels, Vinyl Records, and UberX: Best of Friday Rants

- August 20, 2013 10:18 AM | Categories: Best Of, Commentary, Friday Rant

With Labor Day in sight and Jason Busch somewhere in Vermont, we’re digging into the virtual archives of Spend Matters for the “Best of” series without which no August is complete. Every day for the rest of this week, we’ll feature the best posts from the past year. It's high time to revisit the purple squirrel, William Busch's advice on collecting vinyl records, Thomas Kase's shaving tips, and more.

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Best of Spend Matters: Oracle

- December 28, 2011 7:12 AM | Categories: Best Of, Commentary

Oracle OpenWorld Dispatch 1: Overload, Openness, Fragmentation, Glimpses of Some Solid Applications — I spent two completely scheduled days at Oracle OpenWorld this week (apologies to everyone else I know in the area who I did not have a chance to visit, but I can’t recall packing so many things into 48 hours before). Even though I’ll be sorting through my notes and sharing the highlights around Oracle Fusion Procurement, Oracle Supplier Lifecycle Management/Supplier Hub, Oracle Spend Classification, Oracle PeopleSoft’s new faceted SRM navigation and more, I thought I’d first sum up some general procurement-focused impressions from the show. Oracle’s […]

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Best of Spend Matters: Supplier CSR/Labor Practices

- December 27, 2011 7:12 AM | Categories: Best Of, Commentary

Friday Rant: Do We Need a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for Supply Chain CSR Practices? — Even though I don’t necessarily believe we can extrapolate from UK consumer data whether US consumers will pay more for products and brands that showcase corporate social responsibility (e.g., products with lower carbon footprints than comparable items), I do find the results of a UK study quite interesting. The Guardian highlights some of the findings from a Carbon Trust research study showing “consumer demand for lower-carbon products and services is growing, despite the tough economic climate.” In addition, the “research also reveals that consumers […]

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