Down the Procurement Pub – with Atos, IBM, NHS, Haworth Tomkins, and Ex-Hex

- October 24, 2014 7:31 AM | Categories:

Atos guys This week I met old friends Neil MacKenzie and Peter Jones from the consulting arm of Atos, to talk about their very thought-provoking report on procurement technology – see out initial coverage of it here, with more to come next week. We were going to go to the excellent Bree Louise, near Euston, but it was so packed we went 50 yards up the road to the Exmouth Arms – an old fashioned, no nonsense pub, with a pretty good beer choice too. ________________________________ We reported on our Public Spend Matters Europe site here about SAP and how investor sentiment […]

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Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 20 [Plus +]

- October 24, 2014 6:10 AM | Categories:

Check out the most popular and noteworthy articles the Spend Matters Network published this week!

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Product vs. services supply chains: differences? Discuss!

Sheena Smith - October 24, 2014 4:22 AM
Greetings from Chicago, where the trees are lovely, there's a nip in the breeze, and the impending winter doom is nigh. Lots happened across the pond this week: we request your exp... more ▸

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

Nancy Clinton - October 24, 2014 12:28 AM
Six weeks in and our new site, Public Spend Matters Europe, is continuing to receive a good reception from the public procurement community around Europe. There’s a new article e... more ▸

Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies Presents Procurement Week 2015

Peter Smith - October 23, 2014 9:56 AM
Here is the another taster from a new post on Public Spend Matters Europe, our sister site dedicated to public procurement issues. Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies ... more ▸

Why Is Deflation a Worry for Governments (and Procurement People)?

Peter Smith - October 23, 2014 7:31 AM
After governments have spent most of my lifetime worrying about inflation, it is a bit of a shock to see deflation suddenly presented as the biggest economic threat in Europe. Defl... more ▸

Book Review: Leading Procurement Strategy – Driving Value Through the Supply Chain

Peter Smith - October 23, 2014 4:29 AM
I have found this the most difficult to review of any procurement book I’ve ever gone into print about over the years. That is in part because (to its credit) it is a book th... more ▸

Social Media and the CPO Plus

Peter Smith - October 23, 2014 2:32 AM
For a recent workshop in London, I prepared a session titled "From Facebook to Supplier Collaboration - how social media is changing procurement.” As well as being one of the mo... more ▸

2015: A “Banner Year” for Invoice Discounting pro

Jason Busch - October 22, 2014 2:13 AM
Invoice discounting is about to hit the afterburner with significant program acceleration inside existing accounts as well as new program implementation and adoption in 2015. In th... more ▸

SciQuest 14.2 Update Part 2: Total Supplier Management – Sophisticated Supplier Lifecycle Management Solution Renewed pro

Thomas Kase - October 21, 2014 6:24 AM
In Part 1, we looked at the new TSM (Total Supplier Manager) 14.2 release by SciQuest. Details included a Base TSM with extendible functionality on a core Java framework shared wit... more ▸

10 Reasons Why 2015 Will be the Year Invoice Discounting Growth Hits an Inflection Point (Part 1) pro

Jason Busch - October 20, 2014 6:28 AM
There. We’ve put a date on it. 2015 will be the year invoice discounting growth hits a true inflection point with many procurement and A/P organizations finally moving away from ... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 13 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 17, 2014 10:18 AM
Enjoy this week's "best of" roundup from the Spend Matters Network. Here we share the most noteworthy or popular articles our websites posted throughout the week.... more ▸