HSCN Access Framework: The Supplier Perspective

The NHS Digital new Health and Social Care Network comes into force replacing N3. We reported on the transition in Public Spend Forum Europe. We […]

HSCN Access Framework: The Buyer Perspective

The NHS Digital new Health and Social Care Network comes into force replacing N3; we reported on the transition in Public Spend Forum Europe. We […]

Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Your Spend Data – But Were Afraid To Ask!

If you’ve seen founder of analytics firm Spend360 Paddy Lawton speaking before, perhaps at the recent eWorld event in London, you will know that he […]

The Procure-to-Pay User Experience (Part 3) [PRO]

In Part 1 of this series, we addressed why the user experience (UX) of a procure-to-pay (P2P) solution is important, and why we have dedicated so much time to the topic. The reality is that if a user does not use a solution to do their job, the solution does not generate value. And the ultimate key to adoption is the user experience. That’s why many IT companies are beginning to invest significantly in providing a user interface that provides [...]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 2)

Yesterday we featured my conversation with Jim Carter about the commercial skills and talent development programme that has been running in the Cabinet Office for […]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 1)

I caught up with Jim Carter from the Cabinet Office recently for a chat about the skills and talent development programme that has been running […]

What You Need to Know About Digitalization and Corporate Travel – Webinar on November 21st

Two weeks today, we’re running a free webinar titled "Buying Travel Services in the Digital Age" looking at how digitalization is affecting the travel industry […]

Vendor Summary Report: Strategic Procurement Technology Suites SolutionMap℠ Q4 2017 [PRO]

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This SolutionMapSM analyzes a select group of strategic procurement technology suite providers (inclusive of spend analytics, sourcing, supplier management and contract lifecycle management). It is part of our Q4 2017 SolutionMap report series, individually featuring spend analytics, sourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management and risk (SRM), e-procurement and invoice-to-pay providers. SolutionMap also features procure-to-pay technology suites. Spend Matters tracks more than 100 individual strategic procurement technology providers today. This analysis features many of the largest suite providers, including BravoSolution, Determine, [...]

Gareth Nugent at Discovery Networks – Tips on Working with Smaller and Innovative Suppliers

I was sorry to miss the CIPS Conference two weeks ago because of the mega-procurement event clash  – just as I was sorry to miss […]

More on Workplace Harassment – Comments on our Articles

Our articles on harassment and whether it goes on in the procurement world as well as the film industry did not spark as much conversation […]

The Procure-to-Pay User Experience (Part 2) [PRO]

In Part 1 of this series, we addressed why the user experience (UX) is important, and why we have dedicated so much time to this topic. The reality is that if users do not use a solution to do their job, the solution does not generate value. And the ultimate key to adoption is often the user experience. That's why many IT companies are beginning to invest in providing a user interface that provides the user with an optimal experience, [...]

CIPS President Sam Walsh Gets Another Year In The Hot Seat. But Why?

15 years ago last week I was honoured to be appointed President of CIPS – the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply - although in […]