The Evolution of Procurement and What It Means for Contingent Labour

In our latest briefing paper written in conjunction with Comensura,  The Evolution of Procurement – and What it Means for Contingent Labour, we look at […]

Vendor Summary Report: Procure-to-Pay SolutionMapSM Q2 2017 [PRO]

This SolutionMap analyzes a select group of procure-to-pay solution providers. It is part of our Q2 2017 SolutionMap report series, also featuring e-procurement and invoice-to-pay solution providers individually (including an expanded set of providers in each area). Spend Matters tracks more than 50 procure-to-pay solution providers. This analysis features many of the largest procure-to-pay providers, specifically Coupa, Determine, GEP, Ivalua, Pool4Tool, SAP Ariba, Vroozi and Zycus. We will be adding additional providers for the Q3 and Q4 2017 updates (as [...]

Are Suppliers Ripping Off the Government? Arguments from Our Procurement Pub Debate

We promised to look in more detail at the arguments for and against at our recent pub debate with procurement software firm Basware – the […]

Last Month’s IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, Mercato Solutions, continues his series of monthly advisory pieces sharing recent movements and 'impactors' within key IT product categories, to keep you up to […]

What is Your Procure-to-Pay Persona? Understand Your Requirements and Mass Customize Your Vendor Shortlist [PRO]

No two procurement or finance organizations are alike. Each has its own persona that reflects not only its own value proposition and engagement approach but also the stakeholders it serves — and its supply base. The same principle holds true of procure-to-pay (P2P) application providers. Each has a persona (or more than persona) that reflects its value proposition, solution strategy and targeted customer segments. Therefore, companies should seek providers whose personas best align to theirs. In other words, there is [...]

Highlights from Procurex – IACCM & CCS Shine

Last Thursday we went along to Procurex South, held in conjunction with the Infrastructure Show at London’s Olympia exhibition centre. We gave some brief comments […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Procurex, Basware, Elections and The Aces

Our friend Guy Allen of Real World Sourcing / Procurement fame did no less than six 25 minute workshop sessions at yesterday’s Procurex South event […]

AnyData Solutions: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) — Summary & Competitive Analysis [PRO]

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AnyData Solutions competes in a fragmented market for spend analytics. Yet unlike many of its peers, it is not a common procurement vendor name. But with better awareness, it could be a strong analytics competitor globally, especially considering how the solution packs a powerful one-two functional and pricing punch. From a functional standpoint, AnyData’s rapid visual development framework can enable customers to go beyond spend analysis use cases to create custom, domain-specific analytics solutions (e.g., analytics centric contract lifecycle management [...]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

We are back after the Easter Break - here is a roundup of all you missed on Public Spend Forum Europe over the past couple of weeks. […]

IACCM Conference – Dublin Next Month for Big Contract Management Event

Not-for-profit membership organisation IACCM (the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) has become a real force in recent years. They focus on both sides […]

Staffs Cancer Procurement Collapses & More Disputes in Health Contracting

Within hours of publishing our article about the Manchester health tender last week, another major “prime contractor” type contract in the health sector collapsed. Staffordshire […]

AnyData Solutions: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths & Weaknesses [PRO]


AnyData Solutions is not just a standalone spend analytics toolset that includes “the basics.” Rather, it is a standalone platform for capturing, managing, sharing and collaborating on structured datasets of any type. As an end-to-end analytics platform, AnyData is quite different from other approaches to spend analytics on the market today. On many levels, AnyData is closer to the data-centric heritage of BIQ, as it is fundamentally a self-service analytics solution, compared with the vast majority of spend analytics providers, [...]