Earlier in March, Spend Matters Founder and Managing Director Jason Busch led an Ask the Expert webinar on services procurement and vendor management system technology. Titled "Next Generation Services Procurement Technology: What to Expect," the webinar covered a range of issues on the procurement technology front – from the underlying changes occurring in the space to how both basic VMS is getting better and advanced VMS is getting smarter. You can listen to the full webinar on Spend Matters. Click here to check it out!
Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by John Ryan Shaw, senior director of adoption services at BravoSolution. Do people really fear new procurement technology? I don’t think so, certainly not in a literal sense. It is hard to picture a sourcing professional sitting upright in the middle of the night, sweat beading down their forehead, trying to shake images of giant procurement technology monsters emerging from the surf. No, it is much more likely that technology fear is rooted in the known or unknown implications of a technology change. We present some tactics to use to overcome the challenge of implementing new procurement technology.