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Procurement good practice

When better procurement means better productivity: COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’

home working

Amazon Business customer, Harper Macleod, a leading Scottish law firm, explains how, as one of the many businesses whose day-to-day operations have been completely transformed by Covid-19, they transformed their working environment to home-based. “When you’re in the middle of the firefight we were facing, with no experience of a situation like this, everyone was extremely nervous; knowing we could rely on the procurement process to get the right equipment to the right people on time was hugely reassuring,” they said.

Smarter Together – how community intelligence will revolutionise business as we know it

community

On September 11, business spend management experts, Coupa, will be hosting a one-off complimentary event to discuss how communities are shaping the future of business […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement news from this week

public sector procurement

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement. GovShop is its free-to-use government […]

10 Baby Steps to Procurement Agility

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Sergii Dovgalenko FCIPS, Chief Procurement Officer at JSC Ukrainian Railway. ‘While cost savings once again remains the top […]

Q1/Q2 report – firms experiencing higher levels of spend fraud risk

spend fraud

As we said earlier this week, August is traditionally a month of fewer meetings, conferences and so on in the European workplace calendar - a […]

Structuring T&Cs in your new contracts and renewals – legal implications of covid crisis from Danske Bank

contracts CLM

Last week ProcureCon Europe hosted its flagship international event for procurement practitioners online, for the first time. The virtual event proved very popular, probably because […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement news from this week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement. GovShop is its free-to-use government […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement news from this week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement. GovShop is its free-to-use government […]

Three ways to improve payments processes and protect supplier relationships

e-invoicing

 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 […]