Supplier Relationship Management – the Impact of Market Informed Sourcing and e-Auctions

- April 13, 2015 8:26 AM | Categories:

There are some interesting discussions to be had around Supplier Relationship Management (our Hot Topic for this month) and technology. Not in terms of the technology to directly support SRM, although that is becoming more capable and widespread, and more on that to come this month for sure. Rather, we’re talking about how various sourcing processes and the accompanying technology can influence your more strategic supplier relationships. For instance, does using eAuctions necessarily mean a negative effect on your “relationship” with a strategic supplier? Some might think so – we have heard practitioners arguing that it is impossible to talk […]

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Coupa – Great to Have You Back as a Sponsor!

- April 13, 2015 5:40 AM | Categories:

Alex kleiner We are delighted to welcome Coupa back as a sponsor of Spend Matters UK/Europe. Coupa has been probably the most “disruptive” software firm we have seen in the procurement world for many years, as well as one of the fastest growing. The firm was founded back in 2006, but has accelerated really since Rob Bernshteyn came in as CEO in 2009. One of the first meetings I had in the early days of Spend Matters Europe’s existence was when Bernshteyn, still fairly new in the job, came over to London. I remember a handful (literally) of potential customers and a […]

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blurGroup Announces More Revenue Issues, Financial Enquiry

Peter Smith - April 13, 2015 3:30 AM
Services procurement platform providers and old favourites of ours blurGroup announced a revenue / profits warning last Friday which saw their shares drop from around 90p to 56p. T... more ▸

NHS SSP Wales Procurement Initiative of the Year Award – Saves Money, Improves Patient Outcomes

Nancy Clinton - April 13, 2015 12:04 AM
Here is another in our series of reports covering some of the entries from the recent GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards. These short-listed entries are chosen from the cat... more ▸

Down the Procurement Pub with Tejari, Science Warehouse, Jules Goddard and 3 Musical Mega-Stars

Peter Smith - April 10, 2015 7:32 AM
A quiet week, with the holidays, but here is David Smith in my favourite wine bar / brassiere, the wonderful Bedford and Strand, just off the Strand. A really interesting selection... more ▸

Procurement as a Service Webinar, a New Spend Matters Analyst, and The 2015 Goat Race

Sheena Smith - April 10, 2015 4:22 AM
SO MANY PEOPLE have registered already for our April 21 webinar, where Pierre Mitchell will be discussing how the procurement department can unshackle itself from the reality of m... more ▸

Exploring Work Market: Managing the Freelancer Lifecycle pro

Jason Busch - April 2, 2015 2:35 AM
From both procurement and HR perspectives, the systematic management of freelancers is arguably significantly more complex than managing the traditional contingent workforce that i... more ▸

Exploring Work Market: Creating Talent Pools and Campaigns pro

Jason Busch - April 1, 2015 2:25 AM
Work Market is aiming to become the Fieldglass, IQNavigator and Beeline (all wrapped up in one) of the freelancer management market. The overlap with VMS – and even some human ca... more ▸

Exploring b-pack’s Marketing Challenges (Which Selectica is Likely to Fix) pro

Jason Busch - March 31, 2015 2:25 AM
Parlez vous North American 'proqurement?' Non! Selectica Inc. has acquired a treasure-trove of source-to-pay (S2P) solution capability through its... more ▸

Putting a P2P Player in Selectica’s Knapsack: Analyzing b-pack’s Procurement Technology Strengths pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 10:58 AM
Earlier today, Selectica announced it is acquiring b-pack... more ▸

Ask The Expert Webinar Rescheduled – New Date & Time Announced! Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 30, 2015 9:26 AM
As some of you already know, we had to cancel and reschedule our Ask the Expert webinar last week. But! No worries! We have rescheduled the event for this Friday, April 3... more ▸

Exploring Work Market: A Procurement Platform For a Post-VMS-Services World pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 2:51 AM
Work Market has tuned its product marketing pitch to a perfect procurement harmonic. It hits every note when describing its target market, discussing the nuances of previously unad... more ▸