In Case You Missed It … Procurement and Supply Market Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we should bring to your attention, and some of our own you may have missed - we may have more from our analysts in the coming days  ...

SIG dispatch: Leasing Spend — the hidden double digit (millions) category savings opportunity!

Jason Busch continues his SIG post from last week that looked at lease spend and why it’s gaining importance. In recent years, lease spending has come under the microscope because accounting rules now require publicly held companies to disclose their lease spend on their balance sheets. Private companies and government agencies will have to do the same eventually, he says. Once procurement has helped finance properly account for new financial reporting requirements, there’s an opportunity to drive lease savings as well. Jason looks at where the value and savings can come from. Read that here.

Edbury Daley latest report launched

Recruitment experts Edbury Daley have just published their latest Procurement & Spend Management Insider report. It reflects on some high-profile moves in the procurement technology sector, contains news from the European market and gives an update on recent results of the software vendors and the latest mergers and acquisitions. Download that here.

Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) set for growth

According to Everest Group, the IDP market is expected to grow 80% between 2018 and 2020. “We foresee tremendous growth in IDP in the near future, especially now that core IDP technologies have advanced far beyond optical character recognition,” explained Sarah Burnett, executive vice president. Everest Group has published the “Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) Playbook,” read the press release here.


And in other news ...

Softbank behind Freeup’s big payday

Workforce Logiq acquires ENGAGE Talent and gets even smarter

Genpact and Tradeshift Partner to Transform AP and Procurement Processes

EcoVadis CSR Index sees progress on labour and human rights, but procurement sustainability falls short

An interview with Justin Sadler-Smith at Basware UK

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA agree £35bn merger

Amazon Small Business Academy: educational initiatives to help entrepreneurs, startups, and business owners



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