Sam Walsh in Supply Management Mag – But CIPS President Needs To Stand Down


It was interesting to see an interview with Sam Walsh, the new CIPS President, in this month’s Supply Management magazine (and it is here online […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Future Purchasing, Advent Calendars and Of Monsters & Men


We had an excellent Real World Procurement session with BravoSolution this week, looking at Proving Your Procurement Value. This was the last of this year’s […]

GEP: Solution Review & Analysis [Plus +]

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GEP (formerly Global eProcure) is an integrated procurement solutions and services firm that offers managed services (including full BPO capabilities), transformation services (i.e., consulting) and its own internally developed source-to-pay (S2P) technology suite. The combination of these individual capabilities from a single provider, especially as they become increasingly synergistic, makes GEP truly standalone in the industry. Ultimately, the company made the strategic decision to develop its own native source-to-pay cloud platform suite (“SMART by GEP,” released in 2014). It’s a [...]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week


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

Achieving Procurement Leadership Through External Services – New Paper Available Now


We have a new briefing paper for your delight and delectation. The title is “Achieving procurement leadership through external services”, and in it we look […]

Procurement Talent – at ProcureCon


Three presentations made up the procurement talent-management-themed stream at ProcureCon Europe last month, and each brought up some interesting points: Firstly, Ann-Francoise Versele, Procurement Excellence […]

Oversight Systems: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background and Solution Overview [PRO]

Supply Chain Fraud

Procurement fraud typically gets everyone’s attention after it happens. Granted, in certain geographies and industries, regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) have magnified the potential risk that procurement fraud can bring to expand beyond profitability impact through high fines and negative media coverage. Yet procurement and finance organizations generally are loath to invest in additional fraud controls and measures such as procure-to-pay (P2P), travel and expense (T&E) and payment solution (including p-cards) rollouts or upgrades at the [...]

Michael Gove and The Civil Servants’ Dilemma


Last week, ex Cabinet Minister Michael Gove wrote a Times newspaper column in which he was very critical of the UK civil service. He accused […]

Procurement Personas — the Early Strategist


This is the second in a four-part series, from Daniel Ball, director at leading UK-based eProcurement provider Wax Digital, This series of posts outlines the different personas that […]

Contingent Labour Expert Debate – Videos from Comensura


You may remember earlier this year we ran a workshop with an impressive group of procurement leaders from various different private firms and the public […]

Spend360: Solution Review & Analysis [Plus +]

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Although Spend360 is a relatively new entrant to the spend analytics solution space in North America, the company is well established in Europe. It commenced operations in 2011, and its founding team has been through previous startups in the sector. The firm’s experience is not only apparent in Spend360’s spend analytics technology but also in its ability to commercialize its capabilities. Since its North American launch in 2014, it has added 100 new clients in the region and now counts [...]

Remko van Hoek at The Procurement Summit – Procurement Pitfalls and Pathways


At the recent Procurement Summit in Manchester, we had high expectations of the keynote from Remko van Hoek, and we weren't disappointed. Titled “Pathways and […]