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 […]

Key Procurement Tensions/Trade-offs for 2017 – Simplified Technology versus Greater Capability

Last week, we outlined five key areas of interest or tensions maybe for procurement in 2017. This week, we’ll look at each in a bit […]

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

Most procurement organizations have only started to explore the full set of capabilities that integrated contract lifecycle management (CLM) capabilities can bring. Yet in most cases today – outside of procurement organizations deploying integrated suite-based contract management technologies, many of which offer limited capabilities relative to independent CLM vendors – CLM remains loosely coupled from overall procurement processes, including sourcing, supplier management, transactional buying, contract compliance and risk management. Agiloft, one of dozens of independent CLM providers out there, offers [...]

Supply Chains and Analytics in 2017 – What Will Change and Why? (Part 2)

Please welcome part 2 of this guest post from Kate Delimitros, a senior director at enterprise business intelligence provider Birst.  Yesterday we looked at Prediction 1 […]

Supply Chains and Analytics in 2017 – What Will Change and Why? (Part 1)

We welcome this guest post from Kate Delimitros, a senior director at enterprise business intelligence provider Birst -- one of our first 'predictions' posts for the […]

Coupa and Spend360: Spend Analysis Background and Product Analysis [PRO]

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Coupa’s acquisition of Spend360 brings an immediate set of capabilities to Coupa customers — and the basis of a broader, disruptive and embedded offering integrally linked to Coupa’s cloud solution. But what is spend analytics (and spend classification, specifically) and why should customers care? What types of reports should you be able to run? And more narrowly, what specific capabilities does Spend360 bring and how are these different than alternative approaches (e.g., AI/machine learning vs. rules-based classification). There’s also the [...]

Key Procurement Tensions/Trade-offs for 2017 – Agility versus Process (and More!)

Last week, we outlined five key areas of interest or tensions maybe for procurement in 2017. This week, we’ll look at each in a bit […]

Coupa Adds AI and Machine-Learning Spend-Data Classification to its Suite

Yesterday, leading cloud-based spend management firm, Coupa, announced* its acquisition of UK-based analytics solution provider Spend360 International Ltd. “Spend360 is an analytics solution that uses […]

WNS Acquires Denali: Acquisition Summary and Market Analysis [PRO]

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Earlier today, WNS announced it had acquired Denali Sourcing Services, a procurement solutions provider. Denali was one of the pioneers in procurement managed services. But more recently, the firm has expanded its broader practice in such areas as spend analytics, market intelligence and training. Not all of these capabilities will transition over to WNS — some will remain with the original Denali group, which will be rebranded in the coming months. Denali brings a number of capabilities to WNS, including [...]

Procurement Choices, Consequences and Collaboration – Interview with Dr Jo Meehan (part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Dr Jo Meehan, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Liverpool MBA at the University of Liverpool, published yesterday, […]