2015 Almanac Content

LogicSource – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



LogicSource is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Sometimes it is impossible to put a label on a firm. LogicSource, a provider that combines professional services, category expertise and its own technology, is one such provider.

The Smart Cube – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



The Smart Cube is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

“Out-tasking” and procurement are two words one usually doesn’t hear together. At least not yet. But The Smart Cube (TSC), perhaps the largest global “out-tasking” firm centered on serving the needs of procurement organizations, is on a quest to change this.

Censeo Consulting – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



Censeo Consulting is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Censeo Consulting, a boutiuqe consultancy based in Washington, D.C., has been one of the top champions for better public and social sector procurement in the past decade, earning a worthy spot on the Spend Matters “50 to Know” list for 2015.

The Shelby Group – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Shelby Group is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

What makes Shelby unique among the limited group of boutique procurement consulting firms is that it brings deep systems and technology expertise alongside more traditional sourcing and procurement operations consulting work.

KPMG – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



KPMG is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Some say that a rising tide lifts all boats. But in certain cases, a large enough boat can actually influence the tide. The latter argument would better fit with KPMG.

Novatus – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Novatus is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Solutions that manage your contracts — on the sell-side (CRM-driven) as well as the buy-side (procurement) — is what Novatus focuses on.

PwC – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



PwC is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

PwC is one of the silent giants of the operations consulting world. Its reputation is not as well known as it should be in the area of direct procurement, given all the resources it has at its disposal.

IBM – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



IBM is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

IBM has been a venerable force on the procurement stage going back to its own original procurement transformation efforts well over a decade ago.

PrimeRevenue – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know



PrimeRevenue is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

It would be wrong to call a provider a granddaddy of a sector that is still so young. But PrimeRevenue, which was one of the pioneers of technology-enabled trade financing really can lay claim to being one of the first.

E&Y – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch

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E&Y is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Five years ago, the Big Five generally downplayed their consulting and advisory practices in operations, strategy and technology. But nothing could be further from the truth today. E&Y has four different service lines with advisory, including procurement consulting, comprising approximately 24% of revenue.

Nipendo – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Nipendo is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Some believe that the world of supplier networks and electronic data interchange (EDI) is about to get disrupted in a major way as new technologies transform the art of the connectivity possible. Nipendo would argue it already has.

Greensill Capital – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Greensill Capital is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

The world of trade financing (receivables and payables financing) is cloaked in mysterious providers and often incorrectly tagged labels. Supply chain finance, one of the most misused terms in trade financing lingo — approved trade payables financing is an accurate description — is a perfect example. But one of the firms at the original center (actually, its principals) of the SCF boom is Greensill Capital, which we welcome to the Spend Matters 50/50 list for 2015.