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Jason Busch on Ariba and How To Choose Procurement Software

Our US based colleagues write a huge amount of useful material, and the team there are certainly more technologically savvy than Nancy and I here. […]

SAP acquires Concur, pays a whole lot of money for some T&E software …

On Thursday last week, software giant SAP announced the acquisition of Concur, whose products help enterprises simplify travel expense management. It has over 23,000 clients […]

Down the Procurement Pub (cafe?) – with SAP, Irish procurement, Capita, Barnet and the Bulletproof Bomb

Of course, having been in the United Arab Emirates this week, I don't have too much 'pub' experience to share. Here is a picture of […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Ian George, Tejari, SAP, good government, and Miley Cyrus

I passed the week in Camberley, barely been out of the house, but did have a bottle of very good Whittington's Winter's Tail, a fairly strong, dark, hoppy ale, suitable for a wintery, wet, miserable Thursday. However, my US colleagues got to live it up in Las Vegas at the ISM conference. Ha! Sounds like a big event, and very successful too according to the posts coming through from colleagues. Read Jason’s first impressions here, and why he thinks there should be more focus on contract management here.

We’ve compiled a Spend Matters US SAP/Fieldglass Roundup – so you don’t have to

Last week we reported on the SAP/Fieldglass announcement that has taken the airwaves by storm. It has been prolific on the twittersphere and beyond, and generated […]

SAP acquires Fieldglass (just like Jason Busch predicted…)

My US colleague Jason Busch has been predicting acquisitions in the VMS space (Vendor Management Systems, software that helps firms manage contingent labour and related […]

Ariba at eWorld, Supplier Infonet and mixed messages

It’s the unexpected stuff that makes conferences and events worthwhile as much as the set-piece speeches and workshops. The recent eWorld event had a great […]

Procurement News from the US: Hazing (again), SAP/Ariba and the DOJ, Upcoming Contract Management Webinar

As Peter has previously touted, please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, 9/25! Contract Visibility Matters: Join Us For a Spend Matters Webinar on […]