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Ardent Partners – Supply Management Experts

Welcome!

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand (1) industry best practices and how to improve performance and (2) the technology landscape and how to identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

We believe our team’s first-hand experience benchmarking enterprise performance and evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients on ways to improve their operations and results.

Ardent Partners also publishes a network of sites that attract and influence key business decision makers in both procurement and finance.

The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department – Report Preview!

Ardent Partners, in conjunction with Zycus, is pleased to present this research report, The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department. Interested readers can access the report with our compliments by clicking here. Leading executives today understand that a top-performing procurement operation can deliver a competitive advantage. But the simple truth is that a majority of business leaders have never...

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SAP Ariba Live: Making Supply Risk Management Awesome

Earlier this week, Andrew Bartolini and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends, like innovation, customer success stories, and inspiring words from business leaders and practitioners. This year’s Live was particularly inspiring, with speakers from...

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Technology Round-up – March 23, 2017 (SAP Ariba Live Edition)

Earlier this week, Matt York and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends (We’ll have a few articles covering some of the major themes and presentations from the conference in the days ahead). SAP...

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Beeline and IQNavigator Announce New Post-Merger Branding

The technology landscape in the world of non-employee workforce management, in recent years, has proven to be anything but static given the shifts in the speed of business, evolution of talent engagement, and emergence of the “gig economy.” From the continued progression of Vendor Management System (VMS) technology and rise in utilization of online talent...

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Technology Round-Up – March 9, 2017

Determine Announces Financial Results for Q3 2017 On February 9, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2017. GAAP-based revenues and recurring revenues increased slightly from Q2 2017, which Determine President and CEO, Patrick Stakenas, attributed to increased demand for its...

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Instant Analysis: Tradeshift to Acquire IBX Business Network

Today, March 8, San Francisco-based Tradeshift, the cloud-based business network, announced that it has entered into an agreement with CapGemini to acquire the latter’s IBX Business Network (“IBX”). The deal is expected to close in April 2017. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Concurrent with the announcement, Ardent’s analyst team spoke with Christian Lanng, and the executive team at Tradeshift to discuss...

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Procurement Performance: Moving Beyond Savings

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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CPO Scorecard: Our Performance Measurement Recommendation

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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CPO Opportunity: Harvesting Supplier Innovation

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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CPO Challenge: Mapping Processes to Systems

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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