Afternoon Coffee: Tipalti Launches Payables Automation Partner Program, USDA Allows Pork Imports from Mexico

Payables automation provider Tipalti announced Tuesday the launch of its partner program, which will offer accounting firms, financial institutions, system integrators, ERP resellers/VARs, consultants, and partners who work with in-house finance organizations the ability to use Tipalti’s solution. The US Department of Agriculture has finalized a regulation that will allow Mexican states to export pork to the US. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

“Services Procurement” or “Procurement of Services” — What’s in a Name?

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Many of us will recognize this quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet." But you may be wondering: Who is this fool, and what hath this to do with contingent workforce and services procurement? But then you may think about it a bit and ask: Are we talking about engaging several recommended, expert flower arrangers for a major event? Or are we contracting with florists in three major metro areas to continuously keep our offices in each location fragrant and cheerful? Ay, there’s the rub. Now we are closer to the core issue.

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