Alice in SME-land – Numbers, Aspirations and Supply Chains

- March 6, 2015 7:37 AM | Categories:

alice wonderland Peter has not been able to do the Down the Procurement Pub this Friday, however, we do have another very distinctive 'Peter Post' -- we're off Down the Procurement Rabbit Hole ... with Alice! Alice had been working late all week, struggling to finish an important policy document for the Minister. Being a fast-streamer in the government was all very well, but it didn’t give her much time for her favourite hobbies – baking cupcakes, netball and recreational drugs. So as she sat down for her lunch, on a bench facing the lake in St James Park, watching the pigeons, pelicans […]

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Spend Matters’ 2015 Top Procurement Companies to Know/Watch is coming!

- March 6, 2015 4:28 AM | Categories:

The battles have been fought and the lists are almost finalized - we'll be releasing our Spend Matters Almanac Top 50 to Watch and Top 50 to Know lists in just a short time. Who will stay? Who will go? Who was promoted? Find out soon! We also have a brand-new study-based report on the contingent workforce space for free download and much more. Lots is happening across the pond!

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 2 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 6, 2015 2:39 AM
Happy Friday! Make sure to check out our favorite articles of the week published around the Spend Matters Network. Spend Matters offers an in-depth look at Deem – the "B2B Phoeni... more ▸

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Nancy Clinton - March 6, 2015 12:40 AM
A summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters Europe. The site continues to receive good reception from the public procurement community and contributions fr... more ▸

Procurement at the University of Huddersfield — An Inspiring Customer Excellence Case Study

Peter Smith - March 5, 2015 7:39 AM
This is the first of our reports covering entries from the recent GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.  They are from the categories for which I was a judge, hence I read t... more ▸

The Impact of the Elliot Review on Procurement

Nancy Clinton - March 5, 2015 4:32 AM
Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates, looks at how the Elliot Review could affect the food and drink industry in the future. Despite having been made public almost two ye... more ▸

The Novice Investor Trounces The Experts! The February 2015 Spend Matters Stock Portfolio Update Plus

Peter Smith - March 5, 2015 2:13 AM
The month of February has probably had less written about it than any other month. In the northern hemisphere anyway, it is often cold and gray, the time when we all get a bit sick... more ▸

Dingle Fingle – When Is a Clown Not a Clown? When He’s Running a Global Entertainment Business (Part 2)

Nancy Clinton - March 5, 2015 12:24 AM
Yesterday we published part 1 of our interview with Stephen Grindle, one of the UK’s top clowns, impresario and expert at procurement of performing artists and props! Here is par... more ▸

Exploring Deem P2P, T&E and the Overall Customer Experience pro

Jason Busch - March 4, 2015 2:25 AM
Some may describe Deem (formerly Rearden Commerce) as part of the B2B “undead” – a provider that somehow survived many attempts to bury it. But today, Deem has emerged from a... more ▸

Exploring Deem Sourcing and Deem Catalog Management pro

Jason Busch - March 3, 2015 2:30 AM
Deem is back from having taken a detour in its original B2B path. And this time, the Spend Matters research team believes it is here to stay, especially if it can carve out a stron... more ▸

Deem: A B2B Phoenix Rises Once Again pro

Jason Busch - March 2, 2015 2:27 AM
Deem is a B2B phoenix. Leveraging a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) strategy a decade before anyone knew what PaaS was, Deem rose to fame but succumbed to the lures of custom developm... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 23 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 27, 2015 2:26 AM
Before your weekend begins, check out the most noteworthy and popular posts this week from the Spend Matters Network. Spend Matters discusses vendor management system and spend man... more ▸