Category Archives:
Technology

Open Opps Offers Platform and Tools to Analyse Public Procurement Spend Data

We’ve been keeping an eye on the new(ish) platform called Open Opps (as in “opportunities”).  The firm behind it is run by Ian Makgill, who […]

SolutionMap Technology Analysis From Spend Matters – How Might It Help You?

We told you last week about the new release of SolutionMap from our colleagues at Spend Matters US. Here (below) is another article from the […]

Market Informed Sourcing – Where Next For Market Leaders?

Over the years of Spend Matters UK/Europe, we’ve published a huge number of briefing papers and the like, on a wide range of procurement topics […]

Maistro – A Second Chance For Procurement Services Platform?

You may remember the rags to riches - and then back to rags – story of blur Group, the procurement services marketplace that according to […]

Sourcing Raw Materials? New Platform Bomfire Goes Live!

At the recent eWorld event, one of the more unusual presentations came from William Bridgman, MD of Warren Services, based in Thetford, Norfolk. Unusual, because […]

How Next-Generation Automation Tools Are Freeing Procurement from Bureaucracy

In this guest post, James Waite, Head of Technology Product & Enablement for Gibbs Hybrid, discusses the advantages automation tools can bring to the procurement […]

Intelligently Integrating the Best of B2C with B2B Buying To Better Manage Your Tail Spend

Last year, our analysts at Spend Matters US teamed up with Amazon Business, the competitive B2B marketplace for business products and services, to produce a […]

Five Ways to Maximise Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

If you're interested in P2P technology and particularly if you are looking at a first time or renewal systems project, you might like to take […]

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 […]