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Ivalua NOW – Next Month in London – “The Voice Of Procurement”

Next month on March 13th I’m involved in Ivalua NOW, the procurement tech firm’s London event, which is shaping up to be an interesting and […]

Retail 2018: Technology, Hypercuration and Transparency

This is another of our articles exploring supply chain trends in various sectors for this year. Bamboo Rose is a B2B marketplace that connects retailers, […]

PEPPOL Network – Set To Have Enormous Impact on Government Suppliers

PEPPOL, in its own words, is a Pan European Public Procurement Online (network) with a set of technical specifications that can be implemented in existing […]

A Story About Technology (Or Lack Of …)

At a business dinner a few years ago, with around a dozen people, I was chairing a discussion, talking about how procurement could “get the […]

The Crown Marketplace – 2018 Outlook

2018 will be a critical year for the UK’s central government procurement hub, Crown Commercial Service. We might say that about every year, I suppose, […]

Jaggaer Acquires BravoSolution – Everything You Need to Know From Spend Matters

Being devoted to the procurement cause above and beyond all reasonable levels, I spent the morning of New Year's Eve catching up on some professional […]

Procurement Software – What’s Going To Happen In 2018?

As we move into 2018, what does the procurement software market have in store for us? 2017 saw further consolidation, with Coupa buying Trade Extensions […]

A New Way of Ranking Procurement Technology Solution Providers in 2017: Best of Spend Matters SolutionMap

Welcome back from Christmas!  Our US colleagues don't have Boxing Day as holiday, so here is an article they published yesterday - Taras Berezowsky on […]

P2P/AP Benchmarking Report Reveals Electronic Invoicing Is Key To Performance

We’ve been taking a look at the very recent benchmarking report on global P2P organisations’ performance from APEX Analytix. As part of a series of […]

Jaggaer Acquires BravoSolution – Forms Procurement Software Giant

Jaggaer announced yesterday that it will acquire procurement suite provider BravoSolution for an undisclosed sum from Italmobiliare S.p.A., subject to customary closing conditions. The combination […]

Does eSourcing Help Smaller Bidders? Our Experts Comment

I was going back over some very old documents on the server, sorting out files and deleting rubbish, and started reading some Spend Matters articles […]

Q4 SolutionMap – A Deep Analysis of Procurement Tech Products

We mentioned the new Spend Matters US SolutionMap initiative a couple of weeks back – this really is the most detailed and insightful analysis of […]