Exploring Work Market: Creating Talent Pools and Campaigns [PRO]

- April 1, 2015 2:25 AM | Categories:

evaluation quality survey Work Market is aiming to become the Fieldglass, IQNavigator and Beeline (all wrapped up in one) of the freelancer management market. The overlap with VMS – and even some human capital management – tools is considerable if you dissect the platform’s actual capability. Ultimately, this could lead to Work Market even competing in the more traditional market segment of managing staffing-based contingent labor and SOW-based staffing and consulting-led projects. Of course, others (including Beeline) have acquired or are building capability of their own in the freelancer and independent consultant/contractor market as well. In this second installment of this Spend Matters PRO series (read the first here) looking under the product and technology covers of Work Market, we start to double click on the Work Market platform and user experience.

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Our Monthly Hot Topic for April is … Procurement Hotties!

- April 1, 2015 12:03 AM | Categories:

old-age-164760_1280 As we start another month, we've decided that our hot topic for this month should be really hot! That’s hot as in red hot, hot as in steaming, and when we say hot, we mean SMOKIN'! Following the huge success of the Your Barrister Boyfriend website, which listed the 21 Hottest male and female barristers in London in 2013, we think it is time we did the same for the procurement world. Yes, we're launching our Hottest 20 Procurement Pros in the World today! And just remember; that Barristers list had a certain Amal Alamuddin as their number one – […]

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Procurement Outsourcing – Which Payment Model Should You Use? (Part 2)

Peter Smith - March 31, 2015 7:23 AM
In part 1 of our article last week, we looked at the different payment mechanisms that are often used in procurement outsourcing arrangements. In broad terms, they are; Fixed fee A... more ▸

Procserve Is Our New Sponsor – eProcurement Innovators and a Pub Debate!

Peter Smith - March 31, 2015 4:31 AM
We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor for Spend Matters UK/Europe. But they're not exactly new to us, and you may remember that I chaired several roundtables with Procserve las... more ▸

Exploring b-pack’s Marketing Challenges (Which Selectica is Likely to Fix) pro

Jason Busch - March 31, 2015 2:25 AM
Parlez vous North American 'proqurement?' Non! Selectica Inc. has acquired a treasure-trove of source-to-pay (S2P) solution capability through its... more ▸

Selectica Acquires b-pack; Initial Thoughts

Peter Smith - March 31, 2015 12:04 AM
Yesterday, we saw 2015’s first major corporate activity in our procurement software world, as Selectica announced it was acquiring b-pack, a privately owned firm specialising in ... more ▸

Labour Will Restrict NHS Suppliers’ Margins – A Few Questions

Peter Smith - March 30, 2015 2:54 PM
The Labour Party launched their campaign for the forthcoming UK General Election with an announcement from leader, Ed Miliband, that suggested-procurement related issues are going ... more ▸

Putting a P2P Player in Selectica’s Knapsack: Analyzing b-pack’s Procurement Technology Strengths pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 10:58 AM
Earlier today, Selectica announced it is acquiring b-pack... more ▸

Ask The Expert Webinar Rescheduled – New Date & Time Announced! Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 30, 2015 9:26 AM
As some of you already know, we had to cancel and reschedule our Ask the Expert webinar last week. But! No worries! We have rescheduled the event for this Friday, April 3... more ▸

Scotland Excel – Outstanding Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Case Study

Nancy Clinton - March 30, 2015 4:35 AM
This is another in our series of reports covering some of the entries from the recent GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards. They are chosen from the categories for which Pete... more ▸

Exploring Work Market: A Procurement Platform For a Post-VMS-Services World pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 2:51 AM
Work Market has tuned its product marketing pitch to a perfect procurement harmonic. It hits every note when describing its target market, discussing the nuances of previously unad... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 23 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 27, 2015 2:30 AM
It's Friday, which means another edition of the "Best of" roundup – giving you our favorite articles published around the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Jason decided... more ▸