Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Amazon, Blockchain and Welshly Arms

Not much pubbing this week but I'm back in the north-east now, and this is my cousin Kathryn's pub, the Lambton Arms in Sherburn village. […]

HICX Solutions – Moving into the Future (Part 3)

Continuing our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX solutions (part 1 is here and part 2 here), we look at further […]

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

The supplier lifecycle management software market — which can be segregated at least half a dozen different ways — includes dozens upon dozens of different providers specializing in one or more enterprise technology areas. These include supplier information management (SIM), supplier performance management (SPM), supplier relationship management (SRM), supplier quality management (SQM), supplier discovery management (SDM), supplier diversity, supplier risk management, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC).  Some of these areas are data-centric, others are process-centric and others still are [...]

Procurement Value – It’s Not All About Savings

We’re less than a week away from our webinar in conjunction with Coupa Software,  on Tuesday September 25th, titled "Procurement Delivers Value in Eight Ways […]

HICX Solutions – Diving Into the Product (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX Solutions, we looked at the history of the software-as-a-service firm. […]

Aquiire: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Summary and Competitive Analysis [PRO]

BuyerQuest

The competitive landscape for e-procurement software still counts dozens of vendors globally that offer varying degrees of solution breadth, depth and focus. One provider that drives to the core of e-procurement requirements (search, shopping, catalog management, compliance, requisitioning and approvals) with a set of deep and differentiated capabilities is Aquiire. This third and final installment of our Vendor Snapshot covering Aquiire provides an objective SWOT analysis of the vendor and offers a competitive segmentation analysis and comparison. It also includes [...]

NHS Services – CCG Commissioning Issues Need Attention

Sometimes we get a "comment" on a post that is so interesting, we want to run it as a full article on the basis that […]

HICX Solutions – Mastering Supplier Master Data (Part 1)

In this three-part interview, we talk to Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX Solutions. In part 1, we take a look at the […]

eWorld Preview – Emma Freiha Is Helping Lego Build a Sustainable Future

It is only two weeks now to the eWorld event on October 3rd at the QE2 Centre, Westminster. It combines a range of keynote, workshop […]

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

Despite what Coupa and SAP Ariba would like companies to believe, the e-procurement market is far from consolidated. Moreover, some of the lesser-known vendors in the sector are not only driving some of the more unique areas of spend management innovation, but can also be the most adaptable to unique requirements that fall outside of the standard e-procurement box (which might include a single “buyer” or even a broader consortia of organizations coming together to buy in a “marketplace”). Aquiire [...]

Jenny Draper Joins Spend Matters UK Team – Major Focus On SolutionMap

Here at Spend Matters Towers, the nerve centre of the sprawling media empire that dominates the world of procurement news, analysis, opinion and scurrilous gossip, […]

CPOs’ Evolved View of Their Transformation Priorities

We wrote an introduction to this year’s ProcureCon Europe event a couple of weeks ago. It was an overview and a look at the inspirational […]