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Tradeshift Looking At Basware Bid – Business Sense, Culture Shock?

Well, we got that wrong. When the story about a bid potentially coming in for Basware, we thought that the obvious candidate was Arrowgrass, the […]

Basware – A Potential Acquisition Target? Speculation Abounds in the Saunas of Helsinki …

On Friday, software firm Basware issued a statement confirming that an unnamed potential buyer was looking at purchasing the firm. There’s many a slip ‘twixt […]

Down the Icelandic Procurement Pub with the £10 Beer …

Greetings from Iceland! We didn’t have a summer holiday this year, with daughter getting married and all that, so we are now as you read […]

PFI – The Biggest Rip-Off in UK Public Sector History?

The announcements in the UK government budget last week about PFI (Private Finance Initiative) came as no great surprise. Chancellor Philp Hammond signaled the end […]

Overhead Allocation and Bidding Approaches – More Interesting Than It Sounds!

Why do bids and tenders come in from different suppliers at different prices for what are fundamentally the same goods or services? I’m not sure […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Our webinar on October 9th is going to tackle a dilemma faced by many procurement executives and functions. To put it in context, we’ve probably […]

Cost Reduction Is Not Enough – Defining Procurement and Corporate Value

I’ve been thinking and writing about “procurement value” in the past few weeks, lining up a new briefing paper and webinar that we’ll tell you […]

What Happens When You Increase A Supplier’s Costs?

There are a number of ways in which buyers increase costs for their suppliers. It might be through extending payment terms, or insisting that suppliers […]

Auditors and CFOs – Healthy Relationships or Too Close?

Much has been written recently about the oligopoly of the big four auditing firms and the dominance they have in terms of major audit work. […]

Can We Be “Fair” In Procurement? It’s Not Easy!

The sixty-four million dollar question is this - what exactly is “fair”? “Fairness” in procurement has come up recently in several concepts, from the discussion […]

The Cash Conversion Cycle – Did You Know CCC=DIO+DSO-DPO?

We are pleased to bring you another insightful article from Michael Lamoureux, who writes for Spend Matters US (we've left the US spelling for authenticity) and […]