Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management

Last Thursday Public Spend Forum (PSF) held a webinar on Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management. It didn’t tout the usual mantra of ‘engagement, […]

Supplier Management: When the User Experience Guides Functionality (Part 3) [PRO]

This Spend Matters PRO series provides an insider perspective on what separates best-of-breed supplier management technology providers from the pack. It emphasizes both the user interface and underlying solution capabilities of technology solutions, and, in certain cases, how the two come together. We also provide a hint at what’s to come throughout the rest of 2018 and 2019 — that is, what top performing providers will be introducing when “procurement 2020” becomes reality rather than punditry. Need to catch up [...]

Conflicts of Interest – Procurement, Be Vigilant!

Conflicts of interest are all around us in politics, business and even our personal lives. Politicians work on the side for firms that they play […]

Down the Procurement Cathedral (?) with riskmethods, Government Cloud, the Garden Bridge and Childish Gambino

So I planned to feature a nice picture of my very pleasant lunch with Laura Enny from supply chain risk specialists riskmethods.  But I totally […]

Best Practice Tips For Implementing Dynamic Discounting and Other Trade Financing Programs [Plus +]

In this Spend Matters Plus analysis, we investigate some of the key best practice tips for dynamic discounting implementation and trade financing programs. In a follow-up post, we will also share “worst practices” that far too many procurement and AP organizations are pursuing with dynamic discounting and trade financing programs because they don’t know better.

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

Sir Humphrey Explains the CCS Consulting Framework

(With thanks as ever to Jonathan Lynn and Peter Jay, the brilliant writers of the immortal BBC comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister).   […]

Make Sure Your Category Management is Flexible and Aligned – Paper and Workshop

We are pleased to announce a live event organised by Comensura and linked to our new briefing paper, titled Understanding Culture and Stakeholders - Why […]

HICX: Vendor Snapshot Update (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses, Customer Perspective and Summary Recommendations [PRO]

HICX is representative of a provider that excels in a single platform-level element of a particular discipline (i.e., master data management within supplier management), using this element to build competitive differentiation and a strong customer following in a highly competitive marketplace. While much of our original Spend Matters Vendor Snapshot from 2016 (see Part 1 and Part 2) on HICX remains an accurate review of the provider in 2018, the MDM specialist has leveraged its core strengths to deliver adjacent [...]

Becoming Paperless – Tips & Tricks (Part 2)

Yesterday we featured the first part of ‘how to become paperless’ from Dan Butts, Principal Consultant at Xoomworks procurement consultants and business intelligence experts. Today, […]

Are You Still Pushing Paper? Becoming Paperless – Tips & Tricks

We are pleased to feature this guest post from Dan Butts, Principal Consultant at Xoomworks, procurement consultants and business intelligence experts. Embarking on a mission […]

How the CFO Should Work with Procurement – Angelika Zacher Explains

There’s a good article on LinkedIn here, part of a  5-part series from Angelika Zacher, looking at the role of the CFO. It is titled, […]