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Changing Roles of Procurement Leaders – The Analytical CPO

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To succeed in today’s quickly changing business environments, procurement leaders must be increasingly analytical and data-driven. Decisions have to be based on evidence and analysis, not just personal judgment. This paper sets the scene by describing why analysis is at the heart of procurement activity and then moves into seven key areas where success is necessary. We conclude with the skills and capabilities that are necessary to hone - will you measure up? Download now to find out.

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School Catering: Value for schools

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This paper looks at how optimisation tools are changing the way in which organisations can achieve increased value and performance from large-scale and complicated sourcing challenges.

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Getting the Most From Analytics and Benchmarking

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Explores two key (and often confusing!) services procurement subjects, analytics and benchmark data. Includes actionable and practical use cases on the types of basic reporting capabilities, queries and data sets that VMS providers can support, and more advanced analytical strategies and capabilities.

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The Future of Procurement Analytics and Content

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This paper presents three experiential scenarios that we hope will provide companies with distinct visions for what advanced procurement analytics can enable using off-the-shelf capabilities today.

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SAP SRM 7.0 – The Wait’s Over, But Is It Worth It?

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download SAP SRM 7.0 – The Wait’s Over, But Is It Worth It? Making SRM a Total Cost Success in Your Organization – Background, Tips, Strategies and Tactics — Plus On-Premise vs. On-Demand Costs and Trade-Offs Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters Given the overall economic environment, 2009 would seem a highly inopportune year to bring any new type of product or solution to market. Yet SAP SRM 7.0 is actually poised to enter the market at an ideal time. After all, when savings and cost avoidance count more than ever before, procurement and finance […]

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