What Procurement Needs To Think About for Life after Brexit by Scenario

Jeremy Smith Managing Partner at 4C Associates spoke at eWorld recently, taking a look at some of the ways Procurement can help the organisation prepare […]

Upwork Post-IPO Rising: A Next-Gen Staffing Industry Analysis [PRO]

On Oct. 3, 2018, Upwork became a public company listed on the Nasdaq exchange. Its stock was offered at $15 per share and has since been trading in the $19 to $21 range, giving it a market valuation on the order of $2 billion. This was a company that emerged from a new segment of innovative, online platform intermediaries, and just six years ago, was widely considered to be a non-starter, even dismissed as a “flash-in-the-pan,” by practitioners in the [...]

How To Integrate Real-Time Supplier Risk Insight Into Your Procurement Processes

Perhaps the biggest change in procurement focus in my time in the profession has been the increased focus on risk management. Awareness of risk was […]

Government Spend with SMEs – Target, Aspiration or Ambition?

You might remember some time ago the UK government decided that having a “target” for spend with smaller firms (SMEs) was all too difficult.  That […]

ADP and the Future of Work (Part 3) — Strategy Assessment [PRO]

In Part 1 of this Spend Matters PRO series, we summarized ADP’s business characteristics, its market and financial strength, and its increased investment in innovation R&D as a backdrop and foundation for the pursuit of its future-of-work strategy. In Part 2, we examined the significant technology developments and recent strategic acquisitions that make up key execution components of the strategy. In this third installment of this series, we will step back and provide our perspective on ADP’s future-of-work strategy, both [...]

Emma Freiha at eWorld – Innovation at Lego and Beyond

We wrote recently about our short interview with Emma Freiha prior to eWorld, so of course we had to go and listen to her session […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Rain, the NHS, Andy Davies and Maisie Peters

Well, I made it, my two days and 110 miles of cycling went well, although weather was foul on Monday, constant rain, and the “highlight” […]

Events For Your Diary – Our RoundUp of What’s Coming Soon

For the next few weeks at least, we are going to be giving you a round-up every Friday of forthcoming events that we’re involved with […]

E-Procurement Catalog Management and Search: Introduction and Tradeshift Analysis (Part 1)   [PRO]

Most of the leading solution providers featured in the E-Procurement and Procure-to-Pay SolutionMaps can handle many of the nuances required of search and catalog management. For all of the gory details of what comprises catalog management and why it matters as part of an e-procurement system, we encourage PRO subscribers to start here: Catalog Management: What It Is and Why It Matters Catalog Management: Technical and Functional Component Requirements (Introduction) Catalog Management: Technical and Functional Component Requirements (Part 3) — [...]

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. […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 3)

In our two previous articles, here and here, we looked at our recent visit to Newcastle to meet David Shields and some of his new […]

Basware Connect – AI, eInvoicing, Pizza and Prosecco

The Basware Connect event yesterday at CodeNode in the City of London had over 200 registrations and there were a good 150 delegates there on […]