Analytics Content

Analytics at the Core of P2P and E-Invoicing: Bridging the A/P, Finance and Procurement Gap [PRO]

One of the key elements of advanced analytics is not just increasing dataset complexity (e.g., adding more and more source data, like back-end financial systems and card-payment data) but rather exploring the key intersections and trending of the combinations of assets. “Big data” is almost a misnomer in this context. The queries and visualizations that sit on top of slices of the underlying dataset combinations are even more valuable.

The Importance of Master Data

In today’s business world, data is a valuable corporate asset which, when managed properly, can support a company’s ability to achieve strategic goals and financial […]

BravoSolution: Category-Specific Advanced Sourcing and Analytics (Part 1) [Plus+]

The Spend Matters team recently caught up with a number of the product and category minds behind BravoSolution’s products and solutions (including highly specialized solutions in transportation, packaging, MRO, and IT). We didn’t just discuss some of the nuanced analytical and sourcing approaches BravoSolution is applying to these individual categories, but also the findings from a Bravo-internal research study showing that companies that employ more advanced sourcing techniques are outperforming peers in operating margin and ROIC.

Back to the Future of Analytics

Since we published more humorous stuff earlier today given the date, we thought we'd put a little more "meat on the bone." And what's better […]