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Webinar with Medius: Why AP is a fundamental partner to procurement

AP

On April 27 Spend Matters will be joined by spend management solutions provider and specialist in AP automation, Medius, to talk about how organizations can drive growth through best-in-class process efficiency between procurement and AP, leading to cost-savings opportunities and greater financial control (register here).

A specific focus of the discussion will be on the financial control theme, recognizing that when it comes to spend management process improvements, whether from technology implementation or behavioral change, it is more often than not the last step in the process that gets left out: AP. Whether digitizing or automating processes, it’s important to do that for the whole process, not just part of it if we want to see comprehensive results. So this webinar aims to explain the imperative of making Accounts Payable part of your process improvement process, and why AP is such a valuable partner to procurement, and vice versa.

Brexit — a challenge or an opportunity for CPOs?

Brexit EU CPOs

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Philip Woode, Principal at Efficio Consulting.

Britain leaving the EU brought about the biggest change in the UK’s trading relationships for decades. While Brexit appears to be the main factor for some disruptions, global supply chain problems resulting from the pandemic and the impact on trade in general from Covid are also being cited. Amidst the ongoing chaos caused by events in 2020, it has become apparent that rather than a single event, Brexit will see businesses face a series of smaller obstacles that are yet to be fully realized.

With so many moving parts, do you have the ability to change your strategy and react quickly? Supply chains were certainly stress-tested in the lead up to Brexit, and this uncovered procurement weaknesses and inefficiencies that were already in existence. Constant change requires a more joined-up business and the ability to adapt quickly. So, when faced with an unavoidable catalyst for change, like Brexit, does that change represent more of a challenge or an opportunity for the CPO? Efficio discusses.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — Fairmarkit

predictions

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what intelligent sourcing platform Fairmarkit foresees.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — SAP (part 2)

SAP

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what enterprise technology and intelligence firm SAP foresees.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — Tradeshift

Tradeshift

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what digital B2B network, supply chain marketplace and spend management platform Tradeshift has to say.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — State of Flux and Digitate

State of Flux

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what global procurement management solutions and systems consultancy firm State of Flux and IT and business operations software provider Digitate have to say.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — The Smart Cube and Capita

The Smart Cube - Capita

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what global provider of research and analytics solutions The Smart Cube and strategic and tactical procurement services provider Capita Procurement Solutions have to say.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — Basware and Nvoicepay

Basware Nvoicepay

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what enterprise P2P and financial management firm Basware and payments automation firm Nvoicepay have to say.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — Tipalti and Workforce Logiq

Tipalti

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what global payables automation platform Tipalti and workforce management expert Workforce Logiq have to say.

2021 Procurement and Supply Chain Predictions from the market — Efficio and Transfermate

predictions Efficio Transfermate

Last year at the end of December 2019, we ran a series of predictions about procurement and supply chain trends for 2020 from expert tech and service providers in the market. But who could have foreseen what happened in 2020! This year, the market again provides its predictions for the next 12 months and beyond, using learnings from the past year. Today we look at what procurement consultancy Efficio and B2B payments technology provider Transfermate have to say.