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Eight Years of Procurement Software Part 2 – Fantasies and Failures

In part 1 of our look back at the procurement software market over the 8 years I’ve been here at Spend Matters UK/Europe, we looked […]

Eight Years of Procurement Software Part 1 – the Success Stories

Today, a look back on how the procurement technology world has changed in the eight years I’ve been writing here at Spend Matters UK/Europe. I […]

Cost Estimation and Data Mining Tool Determines the Cost of New Products or Services

You’d like to think that the cost of your products and services is nailed down in the form of negotiated contracts with suppliers, but that […]

CloudTrade – and How Would YOU Make Invoicing Sound Exciting?

Last week I caught up with Philip Padfield, who was CEO of Science Warehouse for several years until earlier this year when he was instrumental […]

How Blockchain Might Revolutionise the Procurement Process

This guest post comes from Ana Farr, Community Manager at ecommerce-platforms.com and Unblock.net. Blockchain has made a lot of noise in the digital world, and at […]

IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Ian Nethercott, MCIPS, Supply Chain Director at IT digital marketplace Probrand,  continues his monthly roundup of the latest movements in the IT market. Brexit continues to be […]

AI and Procurement – Breakfast with HICX Solutions

We had an enjoyable breakfast with HICX Solutions last week, talking about AI and Procurement. Hopefully our delegates got something useful from the session, as […]

Upload Your Brain To A Better Substrate … Or Just Join Us For Breakfast To Talk About AI!

Are you thinking about how AI will impact procurement? Well, perhaps you should be. (And we had a positive view in this morning's article of […]

IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Ian Nethercott, MCIPS, Supply Chain Director at IT digital marketplace Probrand, continues his monthly roundup of the latest movements in the IT market. The autumnal months are now upon us and, while Brexit discussions rage on, the next political milestone will be Phillip Hammond’s Budget – the final announcement before we officially leave the EU. Political events may seem peripheral to IT category buyers but can have a huge impact on areas like currency fluctuations, which in turn then influence end cost. In September, PoundSterlingLive reported that the euro weakened following the Italian budget and we may well see the same happen in the UK, depending on what is announced at the end of October.

Guy Hubball at SAP Ariba Summit – Skills, Tech and the Future of Procurement

Guy Hubball has been around. He was one of three CPOs at BP, but also CPO at ABN Amro  (OK, we won’t hold him responsible […]

Solutiam – A New Platform for Seekers of Procurement Market Knowledge

We discovered a new (ish) procurement platform recently that we thought you would be interested to hear about. From what we could see when we […]

The Practical Uses of AI for Procurement

One of the discussions at eWorld recently came from Julien Nadaud, Chief Product Officer at Determine; he talked about the practical implications of AI in […]