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Preparing for Procurement in 2020: Negotiation, Contract and Supplier Information Overload

Spend Matters Perspective - Free Research Download
In this paper, we share why contract management should be a key imperative for any organization, and needs to be fully supported by the procurement, supply chain/sourcing function, and leadership. We also zero-in on why contract visibility is such an essential first step in broader contract stewardship.

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Overcoming Challenges of Project – & SOW-based Solutions – Part 1

Services Procurement Innovation Compass - Free Research Download
Explore today’s SOW-based adoption patterns, starting with how the environment is changing. Also covers SOW suggestions for overcoming adoption, collaboration and process hurdles in adopting these services procurement platforms and enabling third-party management services

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Managing Indirect Services – Procurement’s Greatest Opportunity?

Spend Matters – Free Research Download Managing Indirect Services – Procurement’s Greatest Opportunity? Peter Smith, Spend Matters UK/Europe Improving procurement across indirect services categories offers significant opportunities for savings. However, data, tools and capability must be carefully chosen to meet the specific needs of these spend categories. This Spend Matters research paper considers complex services and how procurement executives and functions can gain more influence in these spend categories by moving up the “maturity ladder” in terms of procurement input and performance. In many organisations, procurement continue to struggle to get involved and lack credibility, so we highlight challenges and […]

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Analyzing the Rise of Procurement Staff Augmentation Services: 2011 Update

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download Analyzing the Rise of Procurement Staff Augmentation Services: 2011 Update Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters At Spend Matters, we track many aspects of the procurement and operations world. And in most of the areas we analyze, it’s possible to see an evolutionary approach to the market adoption of new types of products and services. But procurement staff augmentation services are different. In what feels like a compressed period of time, procurement staff augmentation has exploded into an entirely new market niche that was barely on the radar screen before its ascent. And since […]

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A Statement of Work (SOW) Backdrop – The Foundation of a Business Case

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download A Statement of Work (SOW) Backdrop – The Foundation of a Business Case Co-authored by: Jason Busch, Thomas Kase, and the Fieldglass team Spend Matters and Fieldglass have observed a significant ramping up of many contingent workforce and services procurement programs within Global 2000 organizations over the past few years. For companies serious about general procurement programs and enablement through technology, the additional investment in a VMS (vendor management system) to tackle contingent spending is a logical extension to core capabilities in the indirect purchase-to-pay arena. It also enables additional spend analysis, e-sourcing, […]

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