Down the Procurement Pub with Scanmarket, Creditsafe and Pinegrove

This has been quite a busy week – I have had a period without too much socialising but this week started with the CIPS Fellows […]

Mega Spend Aggregation: 10 Ways to Supersize your Market Basket (Part 2) [Plus +]

category management

In Part 1 of our coverage on this topic, we started our discussion of various techniques to “supersize” your market basket, with an eye toward indirect spend. In this second half, we will now turn our attention to the supply chain for the remainder of the techniques.

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Vizibl Supplier Management Platform – Our First Close Look

We’ve mentioned Vizibl a couple of times previously over the last two years or so  without having had a real look at the product. Vizibl […]

LUPC / SUPC Conference – First Impressions and Highlights

Yesterday saw about 300 people assemble on London’s South Bank (well, not actually on the bank, you understand, that might have been damp not to […]

Sievo: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Competitive and Summary Analysis [PRO]

spend analytics

Not only is the market for spend analysis solutions highly fragmented from a vendor “choice” perspective today, it is also characterized by solutions that are difficult to compare on an apples-to-apples basis between providers. Sievo is one such provider that makes cross-comparisons of vendors challenging because of some of the unique approaches it takes both to spend classification and, more important, to savings reporting and tracking. In fact, this latter element makes it one of the few spend analytics solutions [...]

Conflicting Signals from UK Economy – Be Prepared Is The Message

What is happening in the UK economy? There are contradictory indicators, that‘s for sure. Let’s start with CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) […]

Supplier Segmentation – The First Step of an Effective SRM Programme

We welcome this guest post from Vikash Sharma Manager at GEP, global provider of Procurement Consulting. Correct supplier segmentation is the initial and integral step for an […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that seems worth discussing. In this case – and […]

WorkMarket: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses [PRO]

This vendor snapshot series focuses on WorkMarket, an online (cloud-based) work intermediary that allows organizations to organize/manage their own “affiliated” (on-location, geographically-distributed) workforce across a range of labor categories, including independent workers, contractors, freelancers, alumni and employees as well as various service providers. Part 1 of our analysis provided a company and solution overview. We noted that WorkMarket goes to market today with a broad, comprehensive platform that is undergoing continuing development and evolution. Rather than present the market with [...]

The Labour Manifesto – What Does It Say About Procurement? (or Efficiency? or Value?)

We gave an overview of the Labour Party manifesto here, so today let us go though some of the ideas and promises in more detail. […]

50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017

We are excited to announce that, after months of debate, our Spend Matters industry analysts can reveal our 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to […]