The Evolution of Procurement – Briefing Paper Available Now

You may or may not have caught up with our recent webinar with Comensura, titled “The Evolution of Procurement – Alignment, Flexibility and Procurement-as-a-Service”. (You can […]

Pub Debate – Public Sector Project Failures, Blame the Suppliers!

Stop press! We now have our final two speakers confirmed. Caroline Cake is a founder of consulting firm 2020 Delivery, which has done brilliant work […]

UK Budget – Will It Impact The Contingent Labour Market?

BREAKING NEWS (Wednesday afternoon) - National Insurance Increases Cancelled! Chancellor backs down having read Spend Matters article ...   The UK budget last week had […]

Serex: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Competitive & Summary Analysis [PRO]


The market for strategic sourcing technology is highly competitive. Procurement organizations have many choices within a fragmented landscape. As Spend Matters observes in our 2017 report, Landscape Definition and Overview: Sourcing, Contracting and Supplier Management, procurement organizations can chose from four different classes of solution: procurement technology suites, which offer either source-to-contract enablement or broader source-to-pay capability; standalone sourcing solutions; direct materials-centric solutions; and sourcing optimization providers. Within our market segmentation, Spend Matters classifies Serex, which offers a reverse auction [...]

What’s the Future of Procurement? How the Rogues Will Become the Heroes

In another of eWorld’s 30-minute briefings, Jon Vass, Account Executive at Tradeshift, the business commerce flexible platform, talked to us about Procurement’s future. By that […]

Sam Walsh – Five Things We Learnt At The CIPS Dinner

Sam Walsh had a difficult job as he kicked off the CIPS Annual Dinner last week. As the CIPS President, this was his first high-profile […]

GlobalData’s Jessica Figueras on Public Sector IT Spend – Challenging Time for Large Providers

We chatted recently to Jessica Figueras, Chief Analyst at technology analysts Kable. Hang on, it’s not Kable anymore! The firm is now branded in line […]

CRM for Procurement: Lessons from the Sell Side [Plus +]

In a world where everything is quickly becoming a service (XaaS), perhaps the single most important differentiator is being customer-focused and aligned in order to allow you to deliver value to them over the long run. It is a simple principle, but procurement is not so easy to implement. Everybody who spends money in the enterprise has the potential to get more value from their spend and is a potential “customer” for procurement to help. Given procurement’s limited resources, adopting [...]

Final Call – Category Management Webinar Today

FINAL CALL .. although having said that, even if you can't make 4pm today, register for our webinar and you can listen / look at […]

Jim Hemmington at eWorld – “More Money For BBC Programmes”

We’re going back to the recent eWorld Procurement and Supply event for more highlights this week, starting with the keynote from BBC procurement supremo, Jim […]

Tradeshift and IBX: Partner, Customer and Competitive Analysis [PRO]

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The combination of Tradeshift and IBX changes the procure-to-pay (P2P) competitive landscape. Last week, we reported on the transaction and offered an initial analysis of what IBX will bring to Tradeshift. This Spend Matters PRO research brief provides an initial analysis for current and potential customers and partners of Tradeshift and IBX. It also provides insight and analysis on how the transaction will alter the competitive landscape.

Kung Fu And The Mysteries of the Purchaser Provider Spilt

(Let's start the week with a bit of humor - or even humour -  with thanks and apologies to the writers of Kung-Fu…) Good morning, […]