Downloads: Procurement Research

Procurement is from Mars and Finance is from Jupiter: How to Align Planets

Spend Matters - Free Research Download
There is no Venus here (that's a paper for another day on working with Marketing). Mars might be the god of war and mighty in his own right – ready to battle any time with a combative supplier or recalcitrant internal stakeholder. But Jupiter is the king of gods: large, distant, cold, foreboding. These gods might seem similar, and in the business world, Procurement and Finance should in theory be highly aligned and focused on cost management, risk mitigation, quantitative analysis, and other areas. But how do you make it work, sans self-help book from the early 1990's? That's where we step in.

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NEW! P&G: A Case Study in 10 Easy Lessons

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This paper provides 10 lessons procurement organizations can learn from P&G’s efforts to create thoughtful value through their working capital programs.

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A P2P Implementation Guide: Avoid the "Dumb Ways to Die"

P2P and Working Capital Compass - Free Research Download
While we may chuckle as our children sing along to the catchy YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die, we should think about the lessons learned from thinking ahead and taking extra precautions when it comes to eProcurement. Find out the steps to take BEFORE an implementation to maximize your savings.

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Surround Strategies – Get More From eProcurement & P2P Investments

P2P and Working Capital Compass - Free Research Download
Procurement organizations can now employ a range of supplemental solutions as a strategic extension of current systems to truly optimize spend under management. We explore five general approaches to “surround” an existing eProcurement or P2P investment.

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A Foundational Look at P2P Technologies

P2P and Working Capital Compass - Free Research Download
Explore the market state of P2P platforms from basic, hosted e-procurement capabilities to broader deployments combining both best-of-breed and ERP technology components. Provides a short list of vendor recommendations in different arenas based on a variety of buying requirements and needs.

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Analytics and P2P: Using Spending and Payment Insights

Analytics & Spend Visibility Compass - Free Research Download
Spend Matters research suggests that the most powerful approach in defining an ideal future transactional buying and P2P state comes not from what we’ve expected to achieve in the past, but what we can challenge ourselves to quantify, benchmark, define and measure in the future. Put another way, rather than simply implement P2P (e.g., eProcurement, EIPP, T&E, etc.) systems and related analytical tools to pursue and measure the previously bulleted activities, organizations should first understand both what’s possible from a quantitative improvement standpoint and where they are today.This Spend Matters analysis provides both tactical direction for understanding P2P savings and working capital management strategies both broadly and on a category basis as well as expert benchmarks to help companies get more from their efforts.

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Beyond Requisitioning: Getting Past the Downstream Limitations of ERP Procurement Applications

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download Beyond Requisitioning: Getting Past the Downstream Limitations of ERP Procurement Applications Identifying Savings and Working Capital Management Opportunities that SAP SRM, Oracle and other ERP Providers Alone Do Not Enable Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters 2009 should mark a bellwether year for SAP and Oracle in the SRM and procurement technology arena. SAP, with its recent SRM 7.0 release earlier in May, is debuting its first major procurement technology enhancement in over three years. Based on our research from talking with SAP customers and channel partners, we expect customer demand to ramp steadily […]

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