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Spend Matters Case Study
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

Services Procurement Innovation Compass - Free Research Download
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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Beyond Basic Scorecarding – Supplier Performance & Development

Next Level Supplier Management Compass - Free Research Download
Examines why supplier scorecarding and vendor management programs often come up short, and tips and tactics for designing and rolling out programs to achieve lasting returns. Two case studies from the field provide recommendations for implementing and enhancing scorecarding and development programs.

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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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