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Vendor Intelligence: Spend Matters’ Providers to Watch and Know in 2017

Spend Matters will release the ‘50 Providers to Watch’ and ‘50 Providers to Know’ lists for 2017 at ISM2017. Besides highlighting some of the best in class procurement providers, they also place a spotlight on relative (and promising) newcomers in the space.

One thing’s for sure, these are the firms you need to know and watch in 2017.

Join Jason Busch (Spend Matters Founder and Head of Strategy) and Pierre Mitchell (Chief Research Officer) for this complimentary webinar as they share their opinions and insights on the top vendors in procurement.
Type: webinar
When: Wed May 31 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

ISM Travel & Events 2017

Speak the Language. Manage Risk. Add Value.

Procurement for Travel & Events is fraught with risk. Implementation goes smoothly until a turn of events – like someone being pulled off a flight – upsets the balance.

Learn how to implement transparency, achieve sustainability, deal with risk management and duty-of-care. Move beyond cost savings, define your KPIs and use data to create efficiencies.
Type: conference
When: Sun June 11 8:00 AM - Wed June 14 5:00 PM
Where: Miami, FL

APICS’s Best of the Best S&OP Conference

Now in its 10th year, the Best of the Best S&OP Conference is renowned as a global gathering of the brightest minds in the industry. The Best of the Best S&OP Conference presented by APICS and the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF) is the leading educational and networking event for professionals in the field. The educational sessions presented here in Chicago will cover a range of in-depth topics to help you implement or improve S&OP within your organization.
Type: conference
When: Thu June 15 8:00 AM - Fri June 16 4:00 PM
Where: Chicago, IL