Drugs Procurement, Markets and Incentives – “Shortages” Drive Up Prices

One day, there will be an academic discipline around incentives. It will encompass aspects of economics, behavioural psychology and contract law. It will recognise how […]

Sustainable Procurement Standard Assessment – Why Wouldn’t You?

A new International Standard for sustainable procurement best practice – ISO 20400 – was launched earlier this year. It’s important to say this is a […]

Comparing Jaggaer and BravoSolution: Spend Analytics [PRO]

While the dust has not yet settled on the Jaggaer-BravoSolution transaction, customers and prospective customers have already sent us multiple inquiries about how both organizations’ suites and modules stack up against each other. In the coming weeks on Spend Matters PRO, we will examine the capabilities of both providers on a module-by-module basis. Starting first with spend analytics, we will also explore both providers (and Jaggaer Direct, where applicable) in the sourcing, supplier management and contract management areas. In this [...]

Electronics Watch Conference – Progress, But We Need More Public Buyers Involved!

Last Thursday the Electronics Watch (EW) annual conference – titled Ending Precarious Labour - Public Buyers' Role in Protecting the Rights of Electronics Workers, was held […]

Best of 2017 – A Fine Procurement and Finance Romance and the Evolution of Procurement

Continuing our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn today to two quite different papers. For Basware, procurement and invoicing technology experts, […]

HCSA Event – Thoughts on the Future Operating Model

Coming back to the recent Healthcare Supply Association (HCSA) conference, there was a lot of focus on the FOM (the Future Operating Model) – including […]

Simeno Who? An Unofficial, Unauthorized FAQ Exploring Coupa’s Largest Acquisition To Date (Part 1) [PRO]

Coupa announced Monday it had acquired Simeno, likely its biggest acquisition to date, as measured by the revenue of the target it acquired. But buying Simeno gives Coupa far more than just a means to arbitrage European SaaS vendor multiples to North American ones and buy its way into dozens of larger European customers. Rather, the acquisition brings Simeno’s prebuilt supplier content integrations, unique solutions and intellectual property, particularly in the catalog management and services procurement areas, to Coupa. Part [...]

Procurement Transformation – An Interview with CPO George Owens

Procurement transformation continues to be a hot topic, and we’ve debated it over the years, including asking what exactly it means, as well as providing […]

Best of 2017 – Two Very Different Papers, P2P and Public Sector Collaboration

Continuing today our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn to our old friends at BravoSolution. We produced two quite different papers […]

Coupa Acquires Simeno – Swiss Catalogue Specialists Join Rapidly Growing Firm

Yesterday Coupa, the leading spend and procurement cloud software firm, announced that they are acquiring privately owned Simeno Holding AG, a leader in cross-catalogue search […]

Best of 2017 – Five Principles of Sourcing and Spend Analysis Insight

Continuing today our review of the papers we published this year, let’s turn to Trade Extensions. We have worked extensively with the firm over the […]