Down the Procurement Pub with Rain, the NHS, Andy Davies and Maisie Peters

Well, I made it, my two days and 110 miles of cycling went well, although weather was foul on Monday, constant rain, and the “highlight” […]

Events For Your Diary – Our RoundUp of What’s Coming Soon

For the next few weeks at least, we are going to be giving you a round-up every Friday of forthcoming events that we’re involved with […]

E-Procurement Catalog Management and Search: Introduction and Tradeshift Analysis (Part 1)   [PRO]

Most of the leading solution providers featured in the E-Procurement and Procure-to-Pay SolutionMaps can handle many of the nuances required of search and catalog management. For all of the gory details of what comprises catalog management and why it matters as part of an e-procurement system, we encourage PRO subscribers to start here: Catalog Management: What It Is and Why It Matters Catalog Management: Technical and Functional Component Requirements (Introduction) Catalog Management: Technical and Functional Component Requirements (Part 3) — [...]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 3)

In our two previous articles, here and here, we looked at our recent visit to Newcastle to meet David Shields and some of his new […]

Basware Connect – AI, eInvoicing, Pizza and Prosecco

The Basware Connect event yesterday at CodeNode in the City of London had over 200 registrations and there were a good 150 delegates there on […]

John Glen on Brexit – Highlights from eWorld Keynote

John Glen, the Chief (“only”, as he put it) Economist for CIPS, spoke at eWorld recently on the topic of Brexit, not surprisingly. He is […]

With Coupa Taking Aquiire, Only 2 Specialists Left Standing (Updated 2018 E-Procurement Market Forecast and Competitive Sector Implications) [PRO]

Coupa (cleverly) has been snapping up specialized technology in the e-procurement market to further enhance its capabilities (re: Simeno and Aquiire). In doing so, it has also acted as consolidator, reducing the available e-procurement supply market for both customers and competitors. In North America today (and globally, as far as we are aware), there are only two specialist independent e-procurement specialists remaining in the market: BuyerQuest and Vroozi. Of course to this list you need to add a few folks [...]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 2)

In part 1, we looked at what David Shields, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Bloom Procurement Services, is doing to improve the way in […]

Solutiam – A New Platform for Seekers of Procurement Market Knowledge

We discovered a new (ish) procurement platform recently that we thought you would be interested to hear about. From what we could see when we […]

Does Supply Chain Risk Management Matter For Services?

We hope those of you who tuned in for our webinar last week with riskmethods, titled "Making the Case for Supply Chain Risk Management", found […]

Procurement with Purpose – J&J and WildHearts Take Centre Stage at SAP Ariba Summit

At the recent SAP Ariba London Procurement Summit, Martine Booth from the firm (who spoke at our pub debate, you may remember) led a discussion […]