Brexit Webinar with Jaggaer and 4C Associates – What Should Procurement Be Doing?

Talk about timing. We put the date in the diary for our webinar on Brexit and procurement with software firm Jaggaer back in August, I […]

Five Reasons Why Tradeshift Would Acquire Basware [PRO]

Monday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay provider and marketplace enabler, was behind the unsolicited offer to acquire Basware, a Europe-based procure-to-pay provider. The offer raises the obvious question: How would two similar companies — in terms of product overlap — benefit from joining forces? And more specifically, what’s in it for Tradeshift? This Spend Matters PRO research brief attempts to answer this question, exploring five reasons why a vendor with what first appears to be a near identical [...]

Basware – A Potential Acquisition Target? Speculation Abounds in the Saunas of Helsinki …

On Friday, software firm Basware issued a statement confirming that an unnamed potential buyer was looking at purchasing the firm. There’s many a slip ‘twixt […]

ADP and the Future of Work (Part 4) — Strategy Assessment [PRO]

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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 Part 3, we offered an explanation of how we see ADP’s future-of-work strategy, providing additional context and zeroing in [...]

Exclusive! CIPS Has Not Appointed a President – Role To Be Reviewed

CIPS has decided not to appoint a new President – for the moment anyway. In what appears at first to be a surprising move, the […]

Down the Procurement Pub with HICX, Jaggaer, CSR, CIPS and Blue Stones

Excuse my indulgence, but for the next few weeks, I may feature a few of my all-time favourite Down the Procurement Pub photos before I […]

FMS and Beyond: Filling in the ‘White Space’ of Sourcing and Engaging the Independent Workforce (Part 1) [Plus +]

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Editor's note: This Spend Matters Plus brief is a refresh of our 2015 series on engaging the independent workforce, which originally ran on Spend Matters PRO.  Freelancer management system (FMS) is a vendor-driven term and concept that achieved buzzword status in staffing and contingent workforce management circles within just a year of its inception. It is a real and important technology solution development, one that has focused attention on an important expanding gap between talent-hungry enterprises and a fast growing, [...]

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 Taste of International Public Procurement Transformation Approaches and Attitudes

More than 500 participants from about 100 different countries gathered at the Global Public Procurement Conference in Washington DC in September. Over two days it offered […]

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

In Part 1, we introduced you to Wax Digital, a source-to-pay provider from the UK that you may not be familiar with, especially since it has not yet participated in Solution Map (although that changes this quarter). Wax Digital is a provider of note as it is one of the few providers that has a relatively complete, integrated, source-to-pay offering on one code base that is already used globally in over 100 countries. In our last article, we overviewed some [...]

Procurement Policy and Kanye West – How Technology Can Change Document and Content Management

If I said we’re going to talk about procurement policy statements and other key documents – maybe standard operating models, process descriptions and the like […]

Views on Strategic Procurement from Coupa Customers

The first panel session of the day at Coupa Inspire recently was a customer Q&A moderated by Chandar Pattabhiram, Coupa’s CMO. He had lined up […]