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Welcome to the Procurement Research Library

We hope this body of research will serve as a useful guide for companies and practitioners as they wrestle with the right set of technology, content, services, internal talent and process investments to get more from specific procurement and operations initiatives.

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Items in the Library can be downloaded after filling out a short form. There is also a Free Research level membership that will allow you single sign-on access to all the free downloads. Spend Matters PRO and Spend Matters Plus members have single sign-on activated automatically. Just sign in and download.

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The Free Procurement Research Library consists of four groups of research:

Featured Procurement Research

How to Manage Complex Categories

When looking at complex spend categories there are a number of things to take into consideration. First: Don’t make assumptions. Second: Gathering requirements from budget holders and users of the goods or services is vital. In this paper, Peter Smith of Spend Matters UK/Europe provides other important practices in executing category management processes.