Atos Procurement Technology Report finds High Levels of Dis-satisfaction

- October 22, 2014 12:04 AM | Categories:

data code-459070_64data 0 The Atos Procurement Technology Satisfaction Survey 2014 does not sound like the most revolutionary report we’ve ever seen, but in fact its findings are rather shocking and should make many in the procurement world sit up and pay attention. Let’s start with the background to the report. This is how the consulting firm explain the genesis of the report. “In 2013 Atos ran a webinar on the business case for investing in procurement technology and carried out a snap survey asking the two hundred participants to say whether or not they were happy with their procurement technology. 78% of respondents […]

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Coupa Inspire EMEA — Announcements and Customer Comments

- October 21, 2014 7:31 AM | Categories:

In part two of our review (see part 1 here) of last week’s Coupa Inspire event, we look at the important messages … In true Coupa style, they made the most of the opportunity to coincide their first EMEA user conference with some big announcements, sending the press releases out that morning. Firstly: Coupa EMEA posts record growth as global enterprises and partners embrace the Coupa Cloud Suite. EMEA is Coupa’s fastest-growing region with 250% YOY revenue growth, 9 new partners in one quarter, a worldwide customer support centre in Dublin to support EMEA operations and regional expansion in Paris […]

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ProcureCon Europe – Just Two Weeks Until Procurement Big-Hitters Gather in Berlin

Peter Smith - October 21, 2014 4:31 AM
Just two weeks now to one of the big procurement events of the season, the ProcureCon Europe event at the Hotel Palace, Berlin from Monday, November 3rd through to Wednesday the 5t... more ▸

BravoSolution BravoCymru event – Risk, Emotion and New Developments

Peter Smith - October 21, 2014 12:19 AM
While our Editor, Nancy Clinton, was living it up in London last Thursday, I was in the beautiful surroundings of Cardiff Bay at the BravoSolution “BravoCymru” event. The firm ... more ▸

Buying Professional Services – In Praise of Relationships

Peter Smith - October 20, 2014 7:31 AM
Earlier this month, we had a comment from “RJ” on one of our “Buying Complex Services” articles (this month’s Spend Matters “hop topic.” ) He said this in terms of th... more ▸

Coupa Inspire EMEA and 3 Announcements: Record Growth, Version 12 and a New Partner

Nancy Clinton - October 20, 2014 4:39 AM
Now, I would normally tweet live from an event, but at Coupa Inspire on Thursday last week there was so much to take in, visuals, music (loved the music, especially Alex Kleiner gi... more ▸

50 Shades of Pay: Shade 7 – Purchase and Payment Historical Spending Plus

Pierre Mitchell - October 13, 2014 2:36 AM
In the last six installments of this research series, we’ve talked about the numerous ways to mine and utilize payment history data to create value. But, you can't really do spen... more ▸

Best Of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 6 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 10, 2014 10:25 AM
Happy Friday! And welcome to this week's Best Of Roundup – giving you the most popular and noteworthy articles published on the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Enjoy!... more ▸

Diving Into the World’s Largest “Guided Buying” E-Procurement Implementation Plus

Pierre Mitchell - October 9, 2014 6:41 AM
In this Spend Matters Plus article, we dive into some of the details at what is likely the largest implementation of “guided buying” currently underway in the world. What’s i... 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 ▸