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AvidXchange: Vendor Analysis (Part 2) — SWOT, Competitors & Market Overview, Tech Selection Tips [PRO]

In Part 2 of Spend Matter’s look at AvidXchange, we'll provide a company SWOT assessment and an overview of the AP automation market and AvidXchange’s competitors. The vendors with AP automation create a varied market. We find specialized AP automation solutions that focus on the SME market as well as invoice-to-pay solutions and supplier networks…

10 Theories on Procurement Technology Venture Stage Investment (Thesis 4: Bridges)

In a series of columns this summer, I’ll share 10 theories that I believe will drive investments in earlier-stage (angel/seed and Series A/B) start-ups in the procurement technology market. Thesis 1 looked at automation and vendors in that space. Thesis 2 looked at providers of marketplace solutions. Thesis 3 looked at UI/UX technology and adoption…

ContractPodAi: Vendor Analysis — CLM Solution Overview, Strengths/Weaknesses, Company SWOT, Tech Selection Tips [PRO]

This one-part ContractPodAi Vendor Analysis includes an overview of ContractPodAi’s solution for contract lifecycle management (CLM). The overlap of markets for legal tech and broader CLM solutions market has created a unique subsector that serves legal functions first and foremost but extends their value prop across the entire enterprise. ContractPodAi is one such vendor, claiming…

Scanmarket: Vendor Analysis, 2020 Update (Part 3) — Competitors and Market Overview, Analyst Summary [PRO]

The third and final installment of this updated Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis covering Scanmarket provides a SWOT analysis of the provider and looks at Scanmarket’s competitors in a competitive segmentation analysis and comparison. The landscape for e-sourcing (RFX, auction, category management, sourcing optimization, etc.) is still highly fragmented. There is not a single market-share…

LogicSource: Vendor Analysis — Background, Solution Overview, SWOT, Tech Selection Tips [PRO]

The convergence of technology and services is a trend that’s hard to ignore in the procurement solutions market. Rare is the successful implementation story these days where a vendor deploys its software, trains the user and disappears until contract renewal. Rather, supporting services, including not only implementation and user training but also value-add activities like…

Preocupaciones sobre la dependencia estadounidense de la fabricación de medicamentos en el extranjero; UE investiga la oferta de Google por Fitbit; hackathon para abordar la cadena de suministro en medio de COVID-19

En los titulares de hoy, el Wall Street Journal se centra en las preocupaciones sobre la dependencia de Estados Unidos de China y otros países para la fabricación de medicamentos. La administración Trump también emitió una orden ejecutiva para mejorar la fabricación de productos farmacéuticos en Estados Unidos. En otras noticias, la Unión Europea abrió…

Afternoon Coffee: Concerns over U.S. reliance on overseas drug manufacturing; EU investigating Google’s bid for Fitbit; hackathon to address supply chain amid COVID-19

In today's headlines, the Wall Street Journal focuses on concerns about the U.S. reliance on China and other countries for drug manufacturing. The Trump administration also issued an executive order to enhance U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing. In other news, the European Union opened an investigation of Google’s plan to buy Fitbit. Finally, the information standards organization…

10 Theories on Procurement Technology Venture Stage Investment (Thesis 3: UI/UX & Adoption)

In a series of columns this summer, I’ll share 10 theories that I believe will drive investments in earlier-stage (angel/seed and Series A/B) start-ups in the procurement technology market. Thesis 1 looked at automation and vendors in that space. Thesis 2 looked at providers of marketplace solutions. Today, we'll look at user interface technology in…

Coupa apunta visibilidad, riesgo, agilidad; Kodak obtiene un préstamo federal para ayudar a la producción de drogas en los Estados Unidos; Empacadores de carne y distanciamiento social

Coupa anunció sus últimos desarrollos de productos, con el proveedor de gestión de gastos empresariales centrado en la visibilidad del gasto, el riesgo de la cadena de suministro y la agilidad empresarial. El proveedor de la suite de fuente a pago dijo que las mejoras son especialmente útiles para responder a la interrupción del coronavirus.

Xoomworks Procurement

Xoomworks is a niche procurement consultancy working with a range of global to mid-size organisations in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US to effect procurement transformation. Our expertise covers Sourcing and Transformation, Procurement Technology, and Operational Procurement Suppo...

5 Themes That Excite Me About Procurement & Finance Tech Venture Investing

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the procurement solutions and technology market. A tremendous amount has changed in this time. When I first wrote a column for Information Week about B2B negotiations and reverse auctions in early 1999 before meeting the founders of FreeMarkets — who convinced me to leave management consulting and join them…