Procurement-as-a-Service: One Approach to Meet the New Expectations of Stakeholders

Procurement today needs to show it adds significant value to the business as a whole: be that private sector, public authority or third sector. And […]

Final Call For Tomorrow’s Pub Debate – Please Join Us In London

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday March 28th ) we are holding our pub debate, sponsored by procurement and finance software firm Basware, at the Clarence Pub, Whitehall, […]

BuyerQuest: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) — Background & Solution Overview [PRO]


There are those who believe the market for targeted (i.e., “point”) solutions in the broader source-to-pay area is becoming less important than an integrated suite approach. This observation is becoming even more important in typical customer buying decisions in cases of strategic procurement technology, such as analytics, supplier management and strategic sourcing, where more and more customers at least want the “option” to purchase an integrated suite. Yet for transactional procurement (e-procurement and invoice-to-pay) solutions today, the notion of selecting [...]

What Are the Differences Between Public and Private Sector Procurement?

We wrote this article in 2013 on the differences between public and private sector procurement, and it still comes top of the list on our […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SAP Ariba, HCSA, Osborne and Jay Som

It doesn’t seem appropriate to be joking about pubs today so we’ll just have another of my photos of Westminster. The security precautions are pretty […]

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

While not as well known in the spend analytics and supplier management markets as most of its peers, PRGX has built up a small arsenal of solutions through acquisition and organic development that are likely to surprise potential customers — including those that are PRGX audit recovery clients but that may not be aware of PRGX’s emerging technology and solutions outside its traditional services business. In particular, with its OPTIX and Lavante product lines, PRGX brings a particular competency in [...]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

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 […]

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis – Expert Briefing Webinar


The next BravoSolution Real World Procurement live webinar will be upon us in no time. March 28th is the date for the next in this […]

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

PRGX, a recovery audit specialist and a firm in the broader procurement services market, is the midst of transforming itself from a services orientation to a solution one, embedding both technology and expertise in productized capabilities. Although it has yet to invest in externalizing its core technology and data capabilities for recovery audit in retail and other industries, it continues to expand its data-centric capability in spend analytics and, more recently, supplier information management through its acquisition of Lavante. Whether [...]

Attack In Westminster – Condolences And Some Big Questions

Our sincere condolences to everyone affected by the attack in Westminster yesterday. It is tragic for the individuals – the policeman, doing his job, and […]

Virgin Care Challenge Health Contract Decision in Surrey

Excitement (but not of a good kind) in the county of Surrey, home to the nerve-centre of Spend Matters Europe. Virgin Care, a private sector […]