Procurement Fraud in Surrey NHS – Another Process Failure?

Yet another procurement-related NHS fraud hit the press the other day as the perpetrators were sent to prison.  Peter Lewis, who lives in Windlesham, Surrey, […]

Pat Mills Exclusive! Department of Health Commercial Director Resigns

When the press people at any government department don’t deny something or try and persuade you not to publish it, you can be pretty sure […]

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses [PRO]

Coupa is gaining traction among spend management technology suite customers who want a streamlined deployment effort, a simplified user experience and the ability to capture, manage and influence indirect spend as a primary consideration as well as those businesses looking to augment purchasing with additional capabilities (e.g., invoicing) that are easy for end users. Compared with peers, intercepting users when they need to purchase something and processing spend of all types is where Coupa excels as a buying front-end for [...]

What Is Shaping Procurement’s Technology Choices? (Part 1)

Jon Milton, Director at Comensura, says procurement professionals have never before been such masters of their own technology destiny … Enterprise technology trends come in […]

Announcing the 2017 BravoSolution Real World Procurement Webinars

This year, we are delighted to announce our support of and participation in the new BravoSolution Real World Procurement expert webinars, hosted by Peter Smith, and three […]

Key Procurement Tensions/Trade-offs for 2017 – Specialist Knowledge versus the need for Business Skills

A few days ago, we outlined five key areas of interest or tensions maybe for procurement in 2017. We are now looking at each in […]

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background & Solution Overview [PRO]

There are many perspectives on Coupa. These range from those who believe that the vendor has single-handedly transformed the world of spend management through building a truly unified suite that is 100% cloud-native, atoning for the over-customization, product and user interface sins of those that came before, to those who think that Coupa has expanded too quickly and is doomed to repeat mistakes others have made in the past. This vendor snapshot on Coupa is not about perspectives. It aims to [...]

Crown Commercial Service – Important Senior Appointments

In December, the National Audit Office produced its report on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK procurement organisation for “common spend” categories across UK […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Coupa, Corbyn, and Mark Forster

Greeting from the Austrian Alps where after a first day of blizzards (see picture of outdoor bar somewhat snowed on) we have had several glorious […]

Agiloft: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Commentary and Summary Analysis [PRO]

The contract lifecycle management (CLM) technology market is highly fragmented today, with customers having significant choice between broad-based suite and independent vendors. Within this mix of full lifecycle solutions — from analytics to authoring to compliance — there are also specialized providers that stand out for unique capabilities, specialization or unique technology approaches to CLM. One CLM provider that is differentiated from other options — owing both to its business rules and business process management (BPM) foundation and to its [...]

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 […]

UK International Development Spending – More Commercial Resource Needed?

Before Christmas, and indeed since then, there has been a lot of publicity - not much of it good – around the UK’s Department for […]