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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 […]

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. […]

How To Make Contract Management A Success

Please welcome this guest post from Daniel Ball, director at Wax Digital According to PWC, the average organisation has 20,000-40,000 contracts, and if they’re not managed […]

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 […]

Basware Connect – AI, eInvoicing, Pizza and Prosecco

The Basware Connect event yesterday at CodeNode in the City of London had over 200 registrations and there were a good 150 delegates there on […]

SAP Ariba – Procurement Evolution and Revolution at London Summit

Yesterday SAP Ariba held their London Procurement Summit on an absolutely gorgeous day by the Thames. While not on the scale of the humongous Amsterdam […]

That Moment When Technology Ruins Supplier Relationship Management (Part 2)

We are delighted to welcome this post from Gemma Howard-Sandy, consultant at cost management solutions firm Procuright. Part 1 is here. ... If technology is slowly but […]

That Moment When Technology Ruins Supplier Relationship Management (Part 1)

We are delighted to welcome this post from Gemma Howard-Sandy, consultant at cost management solutions firm Procuright.  Could your time-saving Business Process Management (BPM) solution actually […]

Bringing Consumer Technology to the Buying World

Ed Bradley, Co-Founder at Virtualstock discusses the importance of supply chain data management to performance. The experiences of consumer technology such as Uber and Amazon and […]

HICX Solutions – Moving into the Future (Part 3)

Continuing our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX solutions (part 1 is here and part 2 here), we look at further […]