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Developing and Maintaining Accurate Supplier Data

Spend Matters Perspective - Research Download
If you need accurate vendor data to deliver value to your organization -- regardless of what data point that is -- then this Spend Matters Perspective is for you -- it introduces ways to turn bad data into quality data -- particularly through the use of technology. In learning from this analysis, readers will walk away with concrete steps about how best to eliminate bad vendor data and how strategically important such steps are to broad corporate initiatives outside traditional vendor management. In the paper, we also explain how learning to fix data can be a means to self-fund other supplier management initiatives (supplier diversity, supply risk, supplier performance, etc.)

Supplier Information Management Technology Fundamentals — Part Two

Supplier Management Compass - Free Research Download
This paper provides an insider’s look at a range of supplier management areas including deployment, infrastructure and software selection tips (e.g., when and where multilingual capabilities count – and when they don’t). We also look closely at all the elements required in a supplier information management platform and why they matter as well as configuration options and strategies.

Supplier Information Management Technology Fundamentals — Part One

Supplier Management Compass - Free Research Download
For Spend Matters, the best SIM solutions in the marketplace comprise a broad range of features. Ideally, they serve as a repository of data for all internal users. This is an insider’s look at supplier management tools that you’ve never read before.