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Procurement good practice

Three ways to improve payments processes and protect supplier relationships


 This guest post comes to us from Maria Parpou, Head of Product at Barclaycard Payments. Over the past few weeks several well-known brands have come […]

Need help moving from manual sourcing to electronic? We can answer your questions

From our own conversations with practitioners over the years it is clear that many procurement organisations are still no closer to moving from manual sourcing […]

Data, risk and forecasting – three wheels of procurement

The big data growth we have been witnessing is set to skyrocket with developments in AI, IOT and machine learning and the increasing uptake of […]

Why Supplier and Contract Management are the hot topics for government CPOs and CCOs right now

While it has come a long way in introducing a whole range of online services, the public sector still has far to go to achieve […]

A focus on SMEs – social value and a cost-saving initiative

Apart from various Home Office initiatives, which include the spending target/aspiration/ambition with SMEs, and The Prompt Payment Code in response to the Government’s ‘Creating a […]

The dangers of dirty data — How to do a quick and easy spot-check

“Data is not my responsibility or a priority as a CPO” … Yes it is! Data should be everyone’s responsibility, from the bottom of an […]

How to run an IT change programme without destroying your reputation

This Sponsored Post comes from Mark Elkington, Senior Managing Consultant at Barkers Commercial Services Limited. When IT projects go wrong they can threaten the very […]

UK and US finance leaders on the role of Procurement in the business

The April 2020 Proxima Finance Leaders Outlook report, a survey* of CFOs and financial directors in the UK and the US, also has some interesting […]

Why invest in a contract management solution? Listen to our webinar and the question will be – why wouldn’t you?

We have just hosted an interactive webinar with eProcurement specialists Medius (Wax Digital) drawing on their expertise in the contract management space: “Contract Management – […]

Proactis at eWorld – the next decade of procurement

In our overview of eworld, we said we would tell you more about the session on What Might the New Decade Have in Store for […]

We asked Chief Execs: what should the business focus on in times of crisis? – Keep Liquidity Going


As we wrote earlier this week, here and here, Spend Matters’ analysts and editors are well placed to hear from the market about what would […]

We asked Chief Execs: what can procurement do for the business in times of crisis? – Orchestration and Control

As a procurement- and supply-related research, news and publishing platform, Spend Matters’ analysts and editors are well placed to hear from the market about what […]