This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

- October 17, 2014 12:07 AM | Categories:

Our new site Public Spend Matters Europe, launched a few weeks ago, has received a good reception from the public procurement community around Europe. There's a new article every day so the volume of diverse and interesting reads is really starting to mount up. Each Friday, we are featuring a brief summary of the main articles published that week on PSME. If you see something of interest, please click through and take a look at the whole thing – there’s lots to catch up on around Europe.

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Procurement Skills and Capabilities – How Is the Picture Changing?

- October 16, 2014 7:30 AM | Categories:

Before the last BravoSolution Real World Sourcing briefing session, we asked delegates to complete a quick survey. We looked at how they thought the skills and capabilities needed by procurement professionals had changed over the past ten years, and how they thought they would change over the next ten. Bear in mind this was a pretty small sample, around 25 people, but the results are worth considering anyway as they highlight some thought-provoking issues. The sample was around one-third public, two-thirds private sector by the way, with a slight skewing to a more senior, experienced and somewhat older group than […]

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Buying Complex Services; The Pros and Cons of Frameworks – Making it Work

Peter Smith - October 16, 2014 4:34 AM
In part 1, of Buying Complex Services – the Pros and Cons of Frameworks, we looked at how frameworks or preferred supplier lists could be used when it comes to buying complex... more ▸

Ad Fraud — Robots Are Stealing Billions from Digital Marketing Procurement Budgets

Nancy Clinton - October 16, 2014 12:25 AM
Ah! — the good old days of marketing services procurement! When we knew pretty much exactly how many people were reading that magazine with our ad nicely positioned inside th... more ▸

SynerTrade – A Wide Range of Procurement Applications from the Technology Hydrofoil

Peter Smith - October 15, 2014 7:33 AM
In the landscape of European e-procurement firms, there are quite a number that are very successful in certain markets but pretty low profile in others including the UK. The spons... more ▸

cloudBuy and Apsiz launch UK PLC, a marketplace catalogue aimed at SMEs

Peter Smith - October 15, 2014 4:24 AM
cloudBuy plc, e-marketplace, spend analytics software firm and Apsiz Services Ltd, procurement consultants headed by my old friend David Shields of (ex) Government Procurement Serv... more ▸

Invoice Discounting Programs and Supplier Uptake: Exploring Behaviors of 3,800 Surveyed Suppliers on the Taulia Network (Part 1) pro

Jason Busch - October 8, 2014 2:39 AM
The adoption of both e-invoicing and invoice discounting programs is still very much in its infancy. Good data is difficult to find when it comes to the following types of question... more ▸

Verian Solution Highlights Continued (Part 3) pro

Thomas Kase - October 7, 2014 2:34 AM
In the first and second installments of this series, the Spend Matters analyst team provided core insight into Verian, a fast growing P2P provider. In Part 3 of this research brief... more ▸

The New Verian 14 – Bringing Unique Assets to the Table (Part 2) pro

Thomas Kase - October 6, 2014 6:16 AM
In the first installment of this series, the Spend Matters analyst team provided core insight into Verian, a fast growing P2P provider. In this research brief, Thomas Kase continue... more ▸

Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Sept. 29 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 3, 2014 10:07 AM
Welcome back to the Best Of Roundup featuring this week's most popular articles from our websites. Hear what it takes to make a true procurement transformation, learn how to... more ▸

Verian: A P2P provider to Include In Your Next RFP Round (Facts, Figures and Platform Insights – Part 1) pro

Thomas Kase - October 3, 2014 2:32 AM
If you have read Jason Busch’s recent coverage on Verian, then you broadly know about the P2P solution footprint of Verian. There is nothing quite like spending time with the act... more ▸

Ask the Expert Webinar: Why is SAP Paying a Premium for Concur? Plus

Sheena Smith - October 2, 2014 8:08 AM
Whether you are at the CPO level thinking about your ERP and other procurement solution strategy, or “merely” reporting your travel expenses through Concur, few have not heard ... more ▸