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Mobile Procurement and the National Hotel Purchasing Manager

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. When you work for a national hotel chain, the country may seem just a little bit smaller. Many of the decision-makers at these organizations are used to checking in from the road, though they are certainly afforded all of the finer amenities that come with a mobile lifestyle. With mobile procurement, professionals from all industries can feel that same sense of nomadic comfort.

Mobile Procurement and the Local Fresh Food Market

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. Mobile procurement provides many advantages over more old-fashioned, rigid ways of conducting business supplier transactions. Among the many advantages of mobile procurement is the ability to quickly and efficiently procure the newest items. When you own a local fresh food market, this is more than half the battle.

Mobile Procurement and the Early Lunch

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. While many people are aware of the benefits of mobile procurement when on-the-road and on-the-go, few are aware as to just how useful mobile procurement can be when right inside the office. Recently, a chief procurement officer (CPO) was looking ahead to the next fiscal year and decided he needed to be a bit more mindful of his department’s current state of affairs. Knowing that he had a great staff working under him, he decided to take the precaution of meeting with one of his senior team members to review their situation.

Mobile Procurement and the Expanding Small Business

When we last saw Andy, the Small Business Owner, he had left behind his once-promising career as an accountant to immerse himself in his true passion as a baker. Andy understood that embracing something that he truly enjoyed doing wouldn’t necessarily make his career transition an easy one, but he was smart enough and passionate enough to develop his concept into a sustainable business.

Mobile Procurement and the Emerging Startup

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. As young companies experience success and begin to grow, they often discover that many of the seemingly smaller facets of the business process have been overlooked due to the minute number of employees involved in the procedure. As these companies begin to scale, these smaller aspects can develop into larger problems. Procurement is a prime example of a process that is too often overlooked and can cause issues within organizations that scale quickly without the proper system in place.

Mobile Procurement and the BYOD-Ready Enterprise

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. For many companies, from small organizations and startups to larger enterprises, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept makes a lot of sense for enabling a level of comfort that may lead to a more positive work/life balance, improved productivity and greater innovation, such as the promotion of spend-entrepreneurial attitudes toward modern procurement methodologies. BYOD also benefits a company’s bottom line by lowering the overhead costs associated with investing in equipment.

Mobile Procurement and the Legacy Software User

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. It’s not enough for an organization just to realize that it’s time for a change; it takes the proper solution to make a procedural change worthwhile. When revenues become stagnant – or begin to decline – a business may recognize that a change in their business process needs to be made. However, identifying where that change needs to occur is somewhat more difficult.

Mobile Procurement and the Interim Chief Procurement Officer

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Vroozi. Holding an interim position isn’t easy. You step into a recently vacated role and are tasked with leading an established group with an established set of practices. Meanwhile, you likely have your own thoughts and ideas and would like to establish yourself as someone who can handle the position going forward—once the interim label is removed. This process is no easier when the interim person in question is the interim chief procurement officer.

Mobile Procurement and the Modern Construction Company

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Vroozi. In some industries, the majority of the company works outside their office most of the time. It’s the nature of the business—and a necessity to their employees—to embrace the demands of a mobile business operation. When a company operates largely on the road, they need a solution as mobile as they are. For procuring items on-the-go, modern organizations are taking advantage of mobile procurement platforms for their searchability, ease-of-use, and simplified order process. Let’s look at an example: Bill owns and manages a construction company that knows no other way but to fully immerse itself in a mobile business plan. His reputable business has been around for more than 30 years and performs hundreds of projects annually.

Mobile Procurement and the Everywhere Event Planner (Part 2)

Pen and paper may as well have become the chisel and stone slab in today’s technologically-advanced society. Then again, even stationary desktop computers often present us with more of a hassle than they’re worth when we’re constantly working outside of our home or office. When procuring items on the run, all you really need is your tablet or smartphone. When we last looked in on Vivian, the everywhere event planner, she was thousands of miles away from home at the Marriott in downtown Chicago. Vivian’s company was just inside of two months away from hosting its annual user conference, a two-day event that 120 guests were expected to attend.

Mobile Procurement and the Aggressive Business Shopper

Within any organization, different roles have different priorities. And it’s perfectly healthy for organizations to have this system of checks and balances, though competing priorities can often lead to internal disagreements. Brenda has been in a buying role at her company for several years now. She thinks she has a pretty good grasp on the responsibility, but, to her, it’s a less important component of her role in the organization than the other job responsibilities required of her. That being the case, Brenda has been hasty in her buying duties over the past several months. Knowing that she has so much else to do, she has been making a habit of trying to purchase the first item she comes across that fits her company’s needs, rather than pricing it out to find the best value. Carl, the purchasing manager at Brenda’s company, is less than enthusiastic with Brenda’s current exploits.