Down the Procurement Pub with Bloom, CIPS, Basware, GDPR and Royal Weddings

Yes, it's elitist, I know, but the CIPS Fellows’ Wine Tasting is fun. Here are some of the great and the good of procurement, plus […]

Corcentric Acquires Source One: Transaction Analysis (Part 1) — Background, Rationale and Deal Analysis [PRO]

Corcentric, a unique amalgam of accounts payable automation, order-to-cash, trade financing and group purchasing organization (GPO) software and services, announced earlier in May it would acquire Source One, a boutique sourcing and procurement consultancy. Terms of the transaction were not announced, but Spend Matters believes they are in line with the increasingly higher revenue and EBITDA multiples procurement consultancies and services firms have afforded themselves as of late. For those unfamiliar with the closely held Corcentric, the name is the [...]

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. […]

A User’s Guide to the Gig Economy for Procurement Practitioners [Plus +]

The gig economy has been talked about so endlessly that the term has become nearly meaningless. Yet contingent workforce and services procurement practitioners know there is something going on beyond the buzzwords, something that is beginning to matter to the work they do. It is difficult, however, for many practitioners to distinguish what is essential and of importance in the context of their procurement goals. To aid in that effort, this Spend Matters Plus brief explores how practitioners can make [...]

Getting To Grips With Tail Spend – Without The Barriers

We welcome this guest post from Ian Nethercot MCIPS, supply chain director at Probrand Look at any organisation’s spending habits and you’ll typically find a large […]

Procurement with Purpose – Paper and Pub Debate!

Our new briefing paper, supported by SAP Ariba is all about Procurement with Purpose. It is titled “Making a Positive Impact on Organisations, Human Rights […]

Capita’s Plans for Procurement – More Questions and a Few Suggestions

In Part 1 we looked at the questions I posed the MBA students last weekend during my session at the University of Birmingham. Taking the […]

An Invitation to Dinner for Senior Execs To Discuss the CPO’s Future Role

I’m chairing what should be an interesting and stimulating evening session in a few weeks – June 14th to be precise. It’s badged as the […]

Icertis Have Been Busy – New Announcements in CLM AI

You may have heard that earlier this month, Icertis, the Bellevue, Washington-based firm that provides cloud-based, enterprise contract lifecycle management (CLM) software, opened an office […]

Catalog Management: Technical and Functional Component Requirements (Part 2) [PRO]

As our Spend Matters PRO series on catalog management continues, we turn our attention to the business, technical and functional requirements that comprise this component of procure-to-pay solutions, specifically what procurement organizations should look for as they evaluate technology vendors as part of an e-procurement selection process. The capabilities we describe in this research brief are based on the Spend Matters SolutionMap RFI requirements for catalog management as a component of procure-to-pay. Today, we turn our attention to two components [...]

Bid Or No Bid?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Jon Milton, Director at Comensura - the supply management specialists who manage the supply of temporary, permanent […]

More on “50 To Know” and “50 To Watch” – and OpusCapita Interview

We announced here the launch of the Spend Matters 50 to Know and 50 to Watch awards, identifying firms in the procurement solutions area that […]