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Understanding the Current Worker Classification Crisis, the New Independent Workforce, and What It Is Not – The Emergence of the Compliance Management Intermediary

This Spend Matters brief analyzes the current “worker classification crisis” brought on by new platform companies, such as Uber and Postmates. Do you want clarification of the nature and importance of the “new independent workforce” to enterprises (despite this crisis) and the crucial role of compliance intermediaries? Download this paper to find out!

Declaration of the New Purchasing: A Buying Manifesto

Be it resolved that the world surrounding the buying of goods is changing faster than transactional purchasing itself. And this, of course, is not sustainable if procurement is to remain influential, relevant and helpful. Change must come, and it must come fast, for procurement organizations that have not yet fully understood nor embraced new buying styles and modes.

Applications Unlimited Oracle vs. We Know Best SAP/Ariba

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It's rare for a large ERP/MRP and business applications deal between top enterprise software vendors (Oracle, SAP) to hinge on the competitive capabilities of the procurement suite. Yet with SAP buying Ariba, the importance of direct comparisons between Oracle and SAP will increase in the procurement area for several reasons. In this paper, Jason Busch outlines what you need to know about Oracle and SAP/Ariba's differing outlooks on their individual solution approaches - and why it matters for the future of procurement.

Relocation Services or Mobility Services: What's in a Name?

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As part of our continuing series of white papers on often overlooked, but ripe service procurement categories — areas of spend typically held close by HR departments—allow us to introduce yet another candidate: employee mobility services, the category formerly known as relocation services. Although managing mobility services is old hat for medium to large enterprise HR departments, this category is genuinely new to the aggregation scene, so the savings opportunities for the biggest and best organizations remain noteworthy. In fact, we have seen savings that range from 10–30% on every employee move in some organizations.