Down The Procurement Fruit Section with CCS, KFC and Gypsy’s Kiss

I have had a couple of pleasant drinks this week but I have not been very diligent with the pictures, so for a change, here […]

E-Signatures and Digital Signatures in Procurement: Definitions and Considerations [Plus +]

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While the terms e-signature and digital signature are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Every digital signature is electronic, but not every electronic signature is digital. This may sound a bit confusing, but it's not with proper definitions. This three-part research series provides a foundation for procurement and supply chain practitioners to understand the benefits that digital signatures can bring to contracting and contract management, as well as interactions with internal stakeholders, suppliers and partners. This first part [...]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

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

Grocery Regulator Investigates the Co-op Over Treatment of Suppliers

While drafting a briefing paper recently (watch out for publication in early April), I needed an example of a firm that was doing positive, responsible […]

Maximising Value From P2P Implementations – Paper Available Now

If you're interested in P2P technology and particularly if you are looking at a first time or renewal systems project, you might like to take […]

Oracle’s P2P Strengths and Weaknesses for Procurement Cloud [PRO]

As we noted in an earlier research brief, Oracle has leapfrogged ahead of competitors in the cloud procurement area. Its latest offering took us by surprise and will no doubt surprise others, as well. But what are Oracle’s most apparent strengths and weaknesses within Procurement Cloud relative to Coupa, SAP Ariba and other top-performing providers? This Spend Matters PRO analysis, based on our latest SolutionMap review of Oracle’s capability in Q1 2018 and the vendor's recent Modern Supply Chain Experience [...]

KFC Hands Work Back To Previous Supplier – Raises Sourcing Strategy Questions

So Kentucky Fried Chicken had to eat humble (chicken?) pie and go back to their previous logistics supplier, Bidvest, at least for the north of […]

Unleash Your Innovation With Procurious at The Big Ideas Summit London

Spend Matters is pleased to feature this sponsored message from Procurious - the leading online network for procurement and supply chain professionals.  When was the last time […]

A P2P Cloud Surprise: Oracle Leapfrogs Ahead in E-Procurement and Invoice-to-Pay [PRO]

While it may surprise many procurement organizations, systems integrators and competitive vendors in the market today, Spend Matters’ Q1 2018 SolutionMap findings suggest that Oracle’s e-procurement capability is a top feature/capability contender alongside rivals SAP Ariba, Coupa, Ivalua and others. (Our latest SolutionMap is based on an analysis of 19 e-procurement vendors.) But where specifically has Oracle made investments to come up to par in this multifaceted and disciplined segment of procurement technology, and how does its capability stack up [...]

Louis Fernandes of Basware – Future Proofing Your Tech Investments

We still see many speakers at conferences who work for software firms and basically give a 20-minute sales pitch for their firm. That’s fine if […]

Finding the Right Technology Partner To Innovate Your Business Model

Digital Transformation, in terms of cloud technology, advanced analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things and so on, is, and if not will soon be, affecting every industry, in every sector, everywhere. So it’s no time to be on the back foot – businesses of every size need to start, if they haven’t already, embracing new technologies in order to innovate their business models if they mean to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. That was the message from Bastiaan van Drempt, [...]