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Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable: Two New Complimentary Research Downloads

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Jason Busch, founder and head of strategy at Spend Matters, Azul Partners, Inc., presents two new complimentary research briefs covering both accounts payable and accounts receivable. First, The Accounts Payable Bicycle: Five Reasons Why Riding is Better Than Walking! takes off the training wheels to help you better learn how to properly ride accounts payable from inception, with 5 benefits of letting your company's AP truly take off. Second, Every Picture Tells a Story. What Story Does Your Accounts Receivable Data Tell You? In this research brief, Jason walks you through how to improve overall accounts receivable performance, starting with the role of A/R in overall business terms.

Choosing the Right Tools – How Procurement Can Better Align with Both Trade and Brand Marketing’s Needs

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In this short paper we look at the particular needs of Marketing, and how procurement can help by providing the right tools that will be relevant and useful to those colleagues.

Putting the Supplier at the Heart of Procurement Thinking

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Is it time for a change of procurement focus? Should the supplier be more central to our thinking than the category or the process? How would that benefit our organisations? Read our paper and decide!

Contract Management – Making the business case for investment

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In the first of a three part series, we look at why procurement should be pushing their organisations to invest in contract management, and the principals behind writing a convincing business case.

P&G: A Case Study in 10 Easy Lessons

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This paper provides 10 lessons procurement organizations can learn from P&G’s efforts to create thoughtful value through their working capital programs.

ERP Providers Compared to Independent Vendors

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cover imageFor us, the fundamental question that should come before all others when considering ERP provider tools from vendors (i.e., SAP, Oracle, and Ariba) is whether or not the primary purpose will be to focus on driving better sourcing and purchasing outcomes or impacting the business in different ways beyond procurement.

The Four Faces of Procurement

Spend Matters - Free Research Download NEW! The Four Faces of Procurement Peter Smith, Spend Matters UK/Europe In this Paper, we look at the changing […]

Relocation Services or Mobility Services: What's in a Name?

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As part of our continuing series of white papers on often overlooked, but ripe service procurement categories — areas of spend typically held close by HR departments—allow us to introduce yet another candidate: employee mobility services, the category formerly known as relocation services. Although managing mobility services is old hat for medium to large enterprise HR departments, this category is genuinely new to the aggregation scene, so the savings opportunities for the biggest and best organizations remain noteworthy. In fact, we have seen savings that range from 10–30% on every employee move in some organizations.