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'll have more from our analysts in the coming days  ...

Koble Introduces New Features

B2B business discovery platform, Koble, offers a free digital page for providers that is SEO-optimised. The platform allows buyers (and suppliers) to search, find, compare and chat with over 11 million companies worldwide. It has just announced an updated and augmented function to make searching even quicker and more relevant. It has also introduced new features on both the mobile and web app, allowing searches to be further refined. See more here.

Elemica Introduces Customer Portal Assistant with Self-Service Data Management

Following news of a major fund injection, cloud-based digital transformation solutions provider for the process industry, Elemica, announces Elemica Customer Portal Assistant (CPA) that includes a self- service data management solution. According to Elemica suppliers can now more easily connect to the leading customer ordering portal solution providers or customer-specific portal networks and automate their order-to-cash process with their ERP. Read more here.

Dun & Bradstreet Q2 UK Industry Report

Dun & Bradstreet has released its Q2 UK Industry Report which reveals the economic outlook of a range of major industries, as impacted by the likes of Brexit uncertainty and trade tensions. Its coverage includes Retail, which continues to face a challenging business environment throughout the first half of the year, Manufacturing, where it sees slowdowns in fixed investment into 2020, and Construction, for which it paints a worrying outlook. Find the report here.

The Hackett Group New Research on Digital Transformation

New research from The Hackett Group shows that through full deployment of digital tools, typical procurement organisations can reduce operational costs by up to 45%, achieving efficiency levels below those of today’s world-class procurement organisations, improving effectiveness and customer experience. The research details The Hackett Group’s new “Digital World Class” analysis, an estimate of the additional benefits that world-class procurement organisations can achieve through the combination of operating model changes, full technology landscape optimisation, and the successful adoption of digital technologies. Access here.

Procurement Analyst Interviews

We thought it was about time our readers got to know our procurement analysts better to understand who is behind our vendor and tech research and analysis. Here are our first five podcasts in a series of interviews.

The Procurement Analysts’ Reel Episode 1 - An Interview with Nick Heinzmann

The Procurement Analysts’ Reel Episode 2 – An Interview with Andrew Karpie

The Procurement Analysts’ Reel Episode 3 – An Interview with Jason Busch

The Procurement Analysts’ Reel Episode 4 – An Interview with Jenny Draper

The Procurement Analysts’ Reel Episode 5 – An Interview with Pierre Mitchell


And in other news ...

Change in Board of Directors at Basware

Shelby Group Creates ‘Digital Invoice’ Solution To Tackle Paper Invoices

Kraft Heinz CEO Faces Post-Procurement-Scandal Cleanup

British Steel – Turkish Pension Fund Emerges as Buying Frontrunner, but Why?

SAP Ariba Confirms Joint Venture with Standard Chartered Bank

Deliveroo Moving in on Food Procurement


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