Last Month’s IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, Mercato Solutions, continues his series of monthly advisory pieces sharing recent movements and 'impactors' within key IT product categories, to keep you up to […]

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis – Expert Briefing Webinar


The next BravoSolution Real World Procurement live webinar will be upon us in no time. March 28th is the date for the next in this […]

PRGX: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths & Weaknesses [PRO]

PRGX, a recovery audit specialist and a firm in the broader procurement services market, is the midst of transforming itself from a services orientation to a solution one, embedding both technology and expertise in productized capabilities. Although it has yet to invest in externalizing its core technology and data capabilities for recovery audit in retail and other industries, it continues to expand its data-centric capability in spend analytics and, more recently, supplier information management through its acquisition of Lavante. Whether [...]

Attack In Westminster – Condolences And Some Big Questions

Our sincere condolences to everyone affected by the attack in Westminster yesterday. It is tragic for the individuals – the policeman, doing his job, and […]

Virgin Care Challenge Health Contract Decision in Surrey

Excitement (but not of a good kind) in the county of Surrey, home to the nerve-centre of Spend Matters Europe. Virgin Care, a private sector […]

Supply Chain Visibility – New Paper Looks Beyond the First Tier

We have a new briefing paper available to download now. It is titled  “ Supply Chain Risk – Getting To Grips With n-Tier Visibility”. It […]

PRGX: Vendor Snapshot Part 1 — Background & Solution Overview [PRO]

For those that do not know it, PRGX would appear to be one of a select number of dominant services provider in the niche market for recovery audit services — a market that unlike other procurement services faces tremendous price pressure for its core recovery, statement and related auditing and profit recovery services. But PRGX has started to remake itself quietly from within — out of necessity, given these broader market trends — building and acquiring technology capabilities in the [...]

Emerging Trends in Source-to-Settle – Nick Bacon at eWorld

Another highlight at the recent eWorld event was Nick Bacon, partner at EVR, a specialist in eProcurement system selection and implementation, telling us how to implement […]

Are Suppliers Ripping Off The Taxpayer? Pub Debate Next Week

Our speaker line-up is complete for our Pub Debate, supported by Basware, on March 28th, 5.30 to 7pm in our private room at the Clarence […]

Nick Wildgoose on Supply Chain Risk at eWorld

This is another article in our series of eWorld Procurement and Supply highlights; in this case, it was Nick Wildgoose of Zurich Insurance Services giving […]

Top Challenges and Questions Facing Corporate Legal Departments [Plus +]


The market landscape for legal services is much more dynamic than it may appear to most outside observers — and as a result we are seeing a number of meaningful trends in the market. The provider landscape is rapidly changing. Firms are specializing in certain legal matter areas, and non-law firm providers are emerging as viable alternatives to perform certain types of legal work at lower cost and higher efficiency. And as in almost every industry and market, technology is [...]

Procurement Is THE Least Diverse Profession in UK at Senior Levels – Why?

We reported yesterday on the report from think-tank Policy Exchange - THE TWO SIDES OF DIVERSITY - Which are the most ethnically diverse occupations? In […]