Shhh…Procurement Maturity Secrets, Basware and MasterCard, and Oracle OpenWorld

Before we delve into this week's news, I'd like to tell you about a webinar we're doing on October 10 with Jason Busch and Mickey North Rizza (of BravoSolution fame) called: Shhh... Procurement Maturity Secrets: Surprising Lessons From Top Performers. I've seen a bit of the material they'll be presenting and I admit - I was surprised by the contrarian nature of it. For example, sometimes, traditional sourcing approaches (5-step process, anyone?) are the exact wrong strategy to deliver next-level results and innovation around cost takeout and category value enhancement. Who knew! Click here to register for the event!

It was a week dominated by conferences (though I hear the Spend Matters analysts actually passed on the opportunity to see Maroon 5 and The Black Keys at Oracle OpenWorld - and I really can't blame them on Maroon 5).

Here's a ton of coverage around what they saw, what they learned, who they met, and what's coming next from Oracle:

Peter will probably tell you more in the next couple weeks, but he's written a fantastic paper called Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO. Click here to read why Jason Busch thinks you should download it immediately.

Basware has partnered with MasterCard. Here are our thoughts.

Have a lovely weekend, all!


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