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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 […]

Meeting Michael — Coupa’s new CPO on procurement at its most pivotal time

We were delighted to talk with Michael van Keulen recently - the new CPO at Coupa. Michael had been in the seat for just two […]

Busy Bees Childcare Streamlines Ad-Hoc Procurement and Increases Productivity with Amazon Business

Busy Bees Childcare is the largest provider of childcare services in the UK and Ireland, with 375 centres in operation, and a growing presence across […]

How Accurate Supplier Data and Risk Analysis Can Make You a Procurement Hero

Supplier performance has a direct impact on the quality, robustness and health of the whole supply chain, and is tangibly linked to the efficiency of […]

Another European Player Enters the SolutionMap Provider and Platform Benchmark Rankings

Strong in supplier risk management and quality management, Procurence, the Warsaw-based specialists in SaaS tools for procurement and supply, quality management and compliance/HSE, made its […]

Hays / CIPS Salary Guide Out Now – and Wisdom from the CIPS CEO

Last week, the 2019 Hays / CIPS Procurement Salary Guide report was launched (in the very pleasant setting of the Cap Gemini conference suite, on […]

How Multiple Buyers Can Work Together for Common Benefit – New Paper

We are delighted to bring you another Spend Matters paper - free to download. Community Intelligence – A Procurement Revolution is sponsored by leading spend management software […]

A New Approach to Spend Management That Brings Together Procurement and Finance: Part 2

We came across start-up Yordex recently, a London-based firm founded in 2017 with a goal to arrest the manual processes of PO approval, invoicing, spend […]

Another Dry Summer Ahead Threatens UK Wheat and Potato Supply

As we sit in the middle of this unprecedented snap of warm weather in the UK, it seems an apt time to consider extreme weather […]

Procurement With Heart

There should (rightly) be a CSR aspect to commerce; gone should be the days of the ‘show me the money’ attitude with consideration for nothing […]

A New Kind of Procurement Conference and an Exciting Opportunity for Start-Ups

There’s a new event entering the European procurement conference playground this September – Digital Procurement World. It’s the brainchild of Matthias Gutzmann (formerly of Vizibl […]

Working Towards a More Open and Accessible Public Sector Marketplace – for Suppliers and Buyers

 "... government markets are supposed to be open - the fact is, the government market is one of the most closed in the world, with significant […]