Social Collaboration and Information in Procurement Applications (Part 1) [Plus+]

Social news, media and collaboration are all around us within the procurement, finance and operations worlds. On LinkedIn, popular procurement related groups have thousands, sometimes tens of thousands, members. While size is not necessarily a gauge of value – just as savings or PPV is not necessarily the most important KPI in measuring procurement performance – it amazes us that the group Ariba started on LinkedIn, Sourcing and Procurement has 58,523 members. Niche social networks aimed at procurement, such as, a beta site originally created to encourage ways of fostering category-level collaboration between organizations, have also emerged.

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