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Solving the Procurement-Finance Alignment Problem - It's Doable!

In theory, Finance and Procurement should be tightly aligned in managing spending, validating savings (and other value creation), reducing risk, optimizing working capital, and managing an integrated Procure-to-Pay Process. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, and the impact is non-trivial. But, the problems are fixable, and in this webinar, we’ll share the results of our research study that focused on optimizing this Procurement-Finance relationship.
Type: webinar
When: Wed April 26 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where to Start? How to Implement a Working Capital Mandate With Your Supply Base

Your organization has now put a cross-functional team together to come up with ideas to improve working capital across your supplier ecosystem. How do you approach this so management is confident proper due diligence was done? Join David Gustin, President of Global Business Intelligence, Doug Schoch, VP Siemens Capital, and Tom Dunn, CEO of Orbian as they explore this subject.
Type: webinar
When: Wed May 3 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SolutionMap Explored with Spend Matters' Analysts

Spend Matters released its E-Procurement SolutionMap(SM) this past month - The first in a series of groundbreaking persona-based comparative vendor analyses for procurement professionals. Join the Spend Matters Analyst Team for a deep dive into all things SolutionMap, and get your questions answered in real time!
Type: webinar
When: Thu May 4 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Future of MSP: External, Internal or Something Else?

Emerging digital capabilities, more flexible services provisioning, configurable solutions and an expanding scope of services procurement initiatives overall may reframe how we think about the role of MSP in the future. Sponsored by ZeroChaos.
Type: webinar
When: Wed May 10 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ISM 2017

Join Jason Busch and the greater Spend Matters team in Orlando at the end of May for the 2017 ISM Conference.
Type: conference
When: Sun May 21 8:00 AM - Wed May 24 4:00 PM
Where: Orlando, FL

Procurement Buying Strategies for Everything as a Service (XaaS): De-risking and Optimizing Supplier Cloud Contracts

In an “As a Service” world, things such as software applications (SaaS), technical platforms/infrastructure (PaaS and IaaS), and business processes (BPaaS) are moving to the Cloud. As such, Buying Everything as a Service (“XaaS”), and managing those services, becomes a critical competency for the enterprise – and for procurement – especially given the business risk hiding in Cloud agreements with increasingly-powerful suppliers.

Please join Mark Trowbridge from Strategic Procurement Solutions and Pierre Mitchell from Spend Matters for an informative webinar focusing on how to the ‘Cloud’ less ominous and more valuable.
Type: webinar
When: Thu June 1 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM