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About Spend Matters

Spend Matters is the world’s largest online source of procurement-focused research, commentary, technology, and best practice coverage. That’s a mouthful. But here’s the quick story […]

Participate! Aberdeen CPO Benchmarking Study

Included below is relevant information about Aberdeen's new CPO benchmarking study. We'll post information later in the week about Hackett's current low cost country sourcing […]

Spend Management: The Future of M&A?

It seems that just about every other day there's a new billion dollar merger or acquisition announced. But if you dig below the surface of […]

LIVE 2005: The Morning Session

I just sat through the first sessions of LIVE 2005. Techno music ushered in a crowd of over 1200, many of whom seemed twenty years […]

Ariba LIVE Coverage Trickles Out …

Ariba LIVE coverage is beginning to trickle out in the analyst and media worlds. If you're an AMR Research client, check out Lora Cecere's write […]

The Services Spend Challenge

In the past month, I've spoken with a number of folks about the challenges of Services Spend Management and services procurement. Nearly everyone in this […]

Schmitt Interview: Part 1

This is the first part of a three-part interview series with Michael Schmitt. Schmitt, who many credit with developing the Spend Management movement, is currently […]

Schmitt Interview: Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part interview series with Michael Schmitt. Schmitt, who many credit with developing the Spend Management movement, is currently […]

Schmitt Interview: Part 3

This is the final part of a three-part interview series with Michael Schmitt. Schmitt, who many credit with developing the Spend Management movement, is currently […]

The Elusive Supplier Database

Quite often, I find myself asking sourcing and procurement professionals what their top wish list items are. Almost always, access to "better supplier information" and […]

Manfred Heil Interview: Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part interview series with Manfred Heil. Heil is Senior Vice President, SRM, at SAP. Formerly, he was an […]

Manfred Heil Interview: Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part interview series with Manfred Heil. Heil is Senior Vice President, SRM, at SAP. Formerly, he was an […]

What is the Spend Manager Made of?

The other day, I was thinking about what separates my colleagues in Spend Management who excel and rise in the ranks (either as practitioners or […]

Spend Matters Adds a News Sponsor

I'm thrilled to announce that Spend Matters has added a new sponsor. Verticalnet, which positions itself as "a leader in end-to-end Supply Management solutions available […]