The Supplier Management Category

Vendor Summary Report: Strategic Procurement Technology Suites SolutionMap℠ Q4 2017 [PRO]

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This SolutionMapSM analyzes a select group of strategic procurement technology suite providers (inclusive of spend analytics, sourcing, supplier management and contract lifecycle management). It is part of our Q4 2017 SolutionMap report series, individually featuring spend analytics, sourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management and risk (SRM), e-procurement and invoice-to-pay providers. SolutionMap also features procure-to-pay technology suites. Spend Matters tracks more than 100 individual strategic procurement technology providers today. This analysis features many of the largest suite providers, including BravoSolution, Determine, GEP, Ivalua, Jaggaer, SAP Ariba and Zycus. Among these providers, the Strategic Procurement Technology SolutionMap features select industry/specialty capability of providers, although it does not highlight them in a specific persona, a change from our last SolutionMap release.

Can the Latest Supplier Relationship Management Tools Deliver the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain?

On healthcare’s supply side, you’ll meet some of the most sophisticated procurement practitioners you’ll find across industry. On the buy side, talking specifically now about acute care providers, however, you have a group that has carried the reputation of “laggard” for as long as anyone has paid attention.

Avetta: A Risk Management Solution Difficult to Put in a Box — Year-End Tech Review

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This post is part of our 2016 Year-End Procurement Tech Review, in which we offer procurement practitioners a bird’s-eye view of some key vendors and their solutions in select categories. This is the last week of this series, and today we’re highlighting a company in the supplier risk management field.

Avetta, which recently rebranded from its original name, PICS Auditing, has grown considerably since its founding over a decade ago. But while now the company can enable organizations to tackle broader supplier management and risk management initiatives, at its core it still solves a problem that many companies in industries relying heavily on contractors have: proper contractor vetting, credentialing and enablement.

The Internet of Things and Preparing Your Suppliers for the Digital Economy

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Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters, will be joined by Marco H. de Vries, senior director, product marketing at OpenText Business Network, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. CST, for an illuminating discussion around the digitial economy, IoT and how they relate to P2P, the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, platform business models, social collaboration, blockchain and more. Inform you and your team on the future of supplier enablement, connectivity, supply chain visbility, sourcing and total cost optimization. Sign up here!

Join Jason Busch and ISM for Suppliers Webinar and Receive 1 CEH Certificate

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Do You Have a 360-Degree View of Your Suppliers? Join Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters, ISM and representatives from POOL4TOOL, riskmethods, EcoVadis and LexisNexis Risk Solutions this Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. They'll show you how to reduce risk in your supply base, how to increase supplier compliance and much more. Sign up here!

Reinventing Supplier Data and Intelligence Businesses: The Premise

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The supplier data and information business is broken. The Spend Matters analyst team came up with this premise when we saw that a number of well-known supplier content and enrichment providers had no reason being on the 50 to Know and 50 to Watch lists this year. Our research and discussions suggest that incumbent providers in this sector have lost the confidence of the market, their clients and even members of their organizations in their ability to deliver solutions that hit the mark. Time has stopped for some — they are selling solutions better suited for the year 2005 than 2015.

NRF: TPP Will Improve Trade, Supplier Management for Retailers

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will have a positive impact on retailers and how they work with overseas suppliers, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). Along with lowering costs for global supply chains, the TPP gives retailers more oversight to ensure suppliers are following environmental and labor protection standards, the NRF said.

LeanLinking: Vendor Snapshot

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Spend Matters PRO recently featured a vendor review of LeanLinking, a supplier management company based in Denmark that is now expanding into broader Western markets. Our PRO member analysis provides an introduction to LeanLinking, product strengths, areas of opportunity/improvement and vendor and customer recommendations. LeanLinking goes beyond the basics of managing supplier relationships. As this Danish firm expands westward, we expect to be seeing more from this company.

Procurement Mature Beyond Its Years: New Research Regroups Maturity Models for Improving Performance

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Procurement maturity (and technology for that matter) is more and more becoming integrated and holistic. It's crucial we think about end-to-end process and integration combined with overlap for buying, transactional connectivity, supplier management, supplier portal/connectivity, payment and more. Now available for complimentary download: Reframing Maturity Models: Empirical Perspectives On Radically Improving Procurement Performance.

Maximize the Value from Your Supplier Relationships: Webinar This Week!

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A lot can be learned from what the retail and grocery industry are doing with sourcing and supplier relationships. No matter what industry you operate in, our upcoming webinar with Intesource and Price Chopper Supermarkets will inform your pain points. Join us Thursday, Feb. 25, at 12 p.m. CST, for the webinar Sourcing Meets Supplier Relationships in Retail and Grocery.

Secrets of the Cost Reduction Trade Revealed! Webinar to Improve Your Supplier Relationships

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If you're a CPO, CEO, CFO or just in the early stages of your procurement or finance career, it's crucial to know how to create balance when working with suppliers. The benefits equal successful, long-lasting relationships with those suppliers, as well as new strategies for cost containment coming to light. Join us Thursday, Feb. 25, at 12 p.m. CST, as Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters, and David Golub, senior vice president, e-commerce & government relations at Price Chopper Supermarkets, discuss the above and more in Sourcing Meets Supplier Relationships in Retail and Grocery. Sign up today!

NEW Webinar: When Sourcing Meets Supplier Relationships in Retail and Grocery

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It's not just about managing long-term supplier relationships anymore. It's about challenging them to get the most out of those suppliers over the long haul. Join us as we identify the general trends seen in retail and grocery procurement both today and in the future, and what cost containment strategies can be employed to maximize value and stakeholder-buy-in. Balancing the Carrot and Stick in a Hyper Competitive Cost Environment: Sourcing Meets Supplier Relationships in Retail and Grocery will take place Thursday, Feb. 25, at 12 p.m. CST.