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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.

What Will Take CPOs and Procurement Organizations to the “Next Level?” New/Improved Technology

Editor’s Note: Today, we’re previewing the second report in a series of reports entitled CPO Game Changers – Volume 2: New/Improved Technology, sponsored by Zycus and available for download here (registration required). In 2016, procurement organizations as a whole and Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) in particular frequently find themselves in the untenable position of having to enhance their...

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Webinar! Procurement Tech GPS: Top Strategies to Navigate the Tech Landscape

Editor’s Note: Are you about to launch a new automation/transformation project, considering one in the near-term, or simply looking to stay current with the latest trends and innovations? If so, thiswebinar, sponsored by GEP, is for you. Register here and get the companion research report written by Ardent Partners. Webinar Details: Lack of automation across core process areas...

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Technology Round-Up – April 28, 2016

IQN Partners with Bartech Group on Workforce Management Solutions On April 13, IQN, a Colorado-based provider of contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, announced that it has “extended and expanded” its partnership with Bartech Group, a Michigan-based managed service provider (MSP), to provide its customers with the best of both worlds. Under this greater partnership, IQN will combined...

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The Two Sides of Innovation

Editor’s note: today’s article is another sneak peek at the new Contingent Workforce Management: The 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, available for download here. Throughout the next few weeks, CPO Rising will be highlighting key areas of discussion from this report and linking them back to the evolution of today’s non-employee workforce. Innovation is all...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Preparing for and Managing Through Global Supply Risk

On Tuesday, March 29th, attendees at CPO Rising 2016: the Agility Agenda, got to hear former CPO, procurement “luminary”, and CPO Rising “Hall of Fame” inductee, Harold “Hal” Good deliver a breakout presentation on the CPO Threat Matrix: Preparing for and Managing Through Global Supply Risk. As a public-sector procurement pro with nearly 30 years of experience, including the...

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Innovation: The Fuel for the Future of the Non-Employee Workforce (NEW REPORT)

Every enterprise, regardless of its industry and size, faces a major challenge: continue to compete in an increasingly global business world. Amongst a series of differentiators, such as technology, leadership, and innovation, talent has become the prime determinant of success for businesses around the globe. This is on top of the reality that the very concept...

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P2P Tech Roundup – April 25, 2016

Our annual “State of ePayables” research survey is now open. Your responses will help us establish the Best-in-Class metrics that readers can use to benchmark the performance of their AP operations. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to click here and take it. Thanks in advance! CPO Rising regularly collects and publishes...

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WEBINAR: Payments New Power Couple: Treasury & AP Unite

The benefits of B2B payment automation are clear, but accounts payable (“AP”) teams often struggle to achieve any significant level of process transformation because of a combination of limited resources and a relatively low position in the enterprise. This is where treasury, a direct beneficiary of B2B payment automation, can become tremendously helpful in advocating...

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Why Your Workforce Will Never Again Be the Same

Today’s harried business executives are pulled in a variety of directions, whether it is by global media, internal struggles and challenges, or the constant specter of worldwide competition. And, as the general speed of business continues to accelerate, the very notion of “change” will not be an unexpected attribute to daily operations, it will be...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate

On Tuesday, March 29th, we had the pleasure of hearing Robert “Bob” Kane speak at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit here in Boston. He delivered a fascinating breakout presentation on Supply Chain Risk: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate. Bob knows a thing or two about managing supplier risk – he’s the Vice President of Procurement, Sourcing,...

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