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The Merger – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

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 […]

BravoSolution – What Is Jaggaer Acquiring? Some Great People, For A Start!

Before we get into some further personal comments about the Jaggaer acquisition of BravoSolution, we recommend this article by Tom Finn on the Spend Matters […]

Down The Procurement Pub with Atkins, NHS Locums, Amazon and Portugal. The Man

One of the benefits of going up to Durham every month to see my Mother now is that I get to shop at Aldi. Their […]

The Merger – Procurement Technology Should Be On The CPO’s Agenda

We recently published our “novella” titled The Merger, written by Peter Smith of Spend Matters and Steve Cobley of procurement software firm Ivalua. Rather than […]

OpusCapita Acquires jCatalog, Expanding P2P Capabilities in Nordics and Europe

Just yesterday, Finland-based OpusCapita, Nordic market leader in eInvoicing, P2P and financial processes, announced it would acquire Germany-based catalog management and procurement specialist jCatalog. Jason Busch for […]

Will Xchanging’s Acquirers Keep the Procurement Business? Capita Might

A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Ken Lever the CEO of Xchanging and Jim Reesing, global sales and marketing director. Lever is stepping down […]

Building Procurement’s Profile During Mergers & Acquisitions

In another post from 4C Associates, Director Milan Panchmatia talks about early involvement, savings delivery and knowing when to call on external expertise, in a quick […]

US Procurement News: Accenture, Procurian, Umami, Hunger Games, Industrial Policy, and Frances Ha

Metaphors are rollicking fun, more so when it’s tongue-in-cheek. This past week on the US site, Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell covered the closing of the Accenture/Procurian deal, and threw in an extended comparison to The Hunger Games for good measure. And yes, Pierre is speaking from experience in regards to that Judas Priest concert reference.

Thinking Fast and Slow, Bonjour to the Publicis Omnicom Group, E2Open Acquires icon-scm

I've finally gone and ordered my copy of Thinking Fast and Slow after reading the fourth installment of Peter's Spend Matters PRO series that looks at […]

Procurement News from the US – Weekly Round-Up

It’s been an utterly insane week here at the Spend Matters Chicago headquarters. What with the beta launch of our new Spend Matters PRO community […]

Oracle acquires Endeca, Spend Matters US spills the beans..

Confession time - I had never heard of Endeca until last week when they were acquired by Oracle. It got more press than it might […]