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MBA & Company: WIP of the Week

MBA & Company MBA & Company, based in London and founded in 2009, is a provider of an online marketplace platform which — as perhaps suggested by its name — allows enterprises to engage independent business consultants. The company’s platform and network of consultants is bundled with a set of services — namely account management, final matching of candidates to client requirements and upstream vetting of talent. MBA’s platform and services effectively support a full lifecycle of source-to-pay (S2P) solutions (i.e., from talent sourcing to payment).

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Lystable Announces $11M Series A Round To Fund US Expansion

FusionOps funding Lystable, a provider of a technology solutions that allows enterprises to manage their independent workforce and services suppliers, has secured an $11 million investment in a round led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, Goldcrest Capital and Spring Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate market entry and expansion in the U.S. and ongoing execution of the company’s business and product strategy.

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Randstad Acquires Online Freelancer Platform twago: A Watershed Moment in Contingent Workforce Management?

kritchanut/Adobe Stock Last week, Randstad Holding announced its acquisition of twago, the largest freelancer marketplace platform based in Europe (founded in 2009 in Berlin). The acquisition is a significant event for a number of reasons, not the least of which is it being the first time a staffing and workforce solutions company has acquired a true online freelance marketplace.

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LinkedIn, Microsoft and SpendLead — Social Media Principles Enter the Corporate Software World

SpendLead The timing was really quite extraordinary. I sat down to write this article about our recent webinar — all about social media and collaboration in the context of procurement — and as I started it, the notification about Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn popped up on my news feed. Microsoft has paid $26 billion, which is not bad for a business with a patchy profit record.

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Lessons from Global E-Invoicing Leaders Mexico and Latin America

Mexico The 2016 e-invoicing report from Billentis points out how many Latin American countries now have considerably advanced e-invoicing markets. Mexico, specifically, is identified in the report as global leader for e-invoicing, with more than 5.4 million taxpayers issuing e-invoices for goods and services bought in the country. We reached out to our e-invoicing expert in Mexico, Xavier Olivera, who serves as editor for Spend Matters Mexico and Latin America, to share his insights on the Mexican and Latin America e-invoicing market.

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eYeka: WIP of the Week

Crowded.com eYeka, based in Paris and founded in 2006, is a creative crowd contest platform specializing in brand marketing. It has also been described as “an online co-creation platform providing marketing and innovation accelerating solutions for brands.” In effect, the eYeka platform enables big brand companies to engage a crowd of individuals in a contest format. A request for creative outputs — with an award payout amount — is distributed to a crowd of so-called “creators,” whose submissions can be selected and purchased by the client company.

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‘Industry 4.0′ Demands Supply Chain Innovation

- June 16, 2016 6:15 AM | Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Technology

manufacturing The latest wave of the industrial revolution, known as “industry 4.0,” is demanding manufacturers make major changes to business functions, including supply chain operations. The impact advanced technologies and data analysis is having on the industry is huge, and companies are needing to change how they operate to remain competitive. Industry 4.0 and the innovative technologies shaping this revolution were a major focus this week at the SAP Manufacturing Industries Forum 2016.

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Talent Data Exchange: A Game Changer in Contingent Labor and Beyond

data We recently had the chance to speak with Jason Ezratty, the president and co-founder of Brightfield Strategies. Brightfield, already known as one of the top analytics-based consulting and advisory firms in the contingent workforce management space, has created a unique data aggregation and analytics platform, the Talent Data Exchange (TDX). In this article, we peel the onion back a little on TDX and set the stage for our subsequent slice-and-dice drill-downs (for our PRO members) on what a data platform solution like TDX can mean for workforce and services procurement.

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E-Invoicing Successfully Reducing Tax Evasion Around the Globe

Mexico There are a number of drivers motivating procurement organizations around the globe to adopt electronic invoicing solutions — from improving internal processes to responding to external pressures from suppliers and customers. However, as the new 2016 e-invoicing report from Billentis points out, tax evasion is a major reason both private and public sector organizations have switched. E-invoicing has also been successful at reducing corruption and tax evasion, too, according to the report.

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Interest in E-Invoicing Grows in US, But Adoption Challenges Remain

e-invoicing U.S. procurement organizations are increasingly turning to electronic invoicing solutions to automate internal operations, but some adoption challenges still remain, according to the new 2016 e-invoicing report from Billentis. North America also lags behind in e-invoicing market maturity compared with leaders like Latin America and some European countries like Norway and Sweden. The report said the U.S. is now beyond the early adoption phase of e-invoicing solutions, and many organizations are focusing on accounts receivable and accounts payable automation.

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Musings on Tradeshift’s Latest Funding Round

funding Jason is off on a well-earned vacation, so I thought I’d chime in on Tradeshift’s latest funding round. It’s good to see healthy providers that are attracting investment to fund the innovation that the procurement, finance and supply chain space so desperately need. To me, the latest funding round demonstrates three things.

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Crowdsourcing and Cognitive Computing: Are You Ready for the Future of Work?

SpendLead In the contingent workforce space, much of the attention on new channels for sourcing work in different modalities has tended to focus on online freelancing and gigs, where individual workers are engaged online to perform activities or projects (e.g., write a blog, develop a web site). However, less attention has been given to what we might call microtask-based crowdsourcing, where a problem or task is presented to a crowd that collectively provides small units of work, which are then aggregated, processed and assembled into a more comprehensive output.

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