Supplier Segmentation – The First Step of an Effective SRM Programme

We welcome this guest post from Vikash Sharma Manager at GEP, global provider of Procurement Consulting. Correct supplier segmentation is the initial and integral step for an […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that seems worth discussing. In this case – and […]

WorkMarket: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses [PRO]

This vendor snapshot series focuses on WorkMarket, an online (cloud-based) work intermediary that allows organizations to organize/manage their own “affiliated” (on-location, geographically-distributed) workforce across a range of labor categories, including independent workers, contractors, freelancers, alumni and employees as well as various service providers. Part 1 of our analysis provided a company and solution overview. We noted that WorkMarket goes to market today with a broad, comprehensive platform that is undergoing continuing development and evolution. Rather than present the market with [...]

The Labour Manifesto – What Does It Say About Procurement? (or Efficiency? or Value?)

We gave an overview of the Labour Party manifesto here, so today let us go though some of the ideas and promises in more detail. […]

50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017

We are excited to announce that, after months of debate, our Spend Matters industry analysts can reveal our 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to […]

Building a Business Case for Transforming Category Management Performance

We’ve written extensively about the Future Purchasing Category Management survey and report, and the firm behind it are now running two full-day “masterclass” workshops on […]

Emptoris: A Eulogy from Jason Busch for a Great Company

We featured here the news that the Emptoris product line is to be gradually phased out by IBM over coming years and IBM / SAP […]

Coupa Unveils Services Maestro: Will the Student Become a Master of Services Procurement and Contingent Workforce Spend? [PRO]

At its Inspire user conference in San Francisco last week, Coupa announced its “early access program” soft-launch of Services Maestro. The company’s first step into services procurement, Coupa presented Services Maestro in 2016 as a part of the product roadmap and has introduced the offering as part of Release 18. “Customers will benefit from this application through automated contract compliance, improved supplier experiences and full visibility into spend — both goods and complex services — in one unified platform,” Coupa [...]

Why Supporting Social Enterprises Is Good for Procurement- And Auticon Impresses

We wrote here about the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)  reception and the progress that is being made in terms of the “Buy Social” challenge – […]

The Conservative Party Manifesto – Public Procurement Not An Issue

The Conservative Party manifesto was published last week, and while unlike the Labour version it doesn’t make many new spending commitments, it does signal a […]

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

data analytics

To get the full benefits of Sievo, a novel analytics and savings management/tracking provider that delivers value to both procurement and finance organizations, customers need to get their hands dirty in their data — which can be a good thing. In engaging Sievo, it is the involved customer that becomes intimate at a deeper level with their data to drive true spending intelligence, in contrast to working with many other spend analytics providers that take ownership, on an outsourced basis, [...]

CityFibre Makes the Business Case for P2P – A Coupa Symposium Highlight

At the recent Coupa executive Symposium in London, perhaps the most interesting presentation came from an unlikely source. It wasn’t from Spend360, recently acquired by […]