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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.

How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Supplier Performance Management

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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Scanmarket: Continued Growth and an Eye on a Source-to-Settle Future

The analyst team at Ardent Partners recently sat down with Ole Nielsen, Founder and Chairman ofScanmarket A/S, a European-based provider of strategic sourcing solutions that was founded in 1999. Ole is based in Atlanta where he serves as the President & CEO Scanmarket’s North American Operations. Scanmarket Hits a Growth Spurt According to Ole, Scanmarket had a...

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Technology Round-Up – August 5, 2016

Basware Refreshes Verian eProcurement Solution Suite On August 2, Basware, the Finland-based provider of e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions, announced the summer release of Verian’s eProcurement solution suite following its acquisition of the company earlier this year (click here to read about the acquisition and here to read about its initial deployment). The refreshed eProcurement solution suite features enhanced automation workflows,...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 111: How Does Procurement Fit Into the “Gig Economy?”

This week’s Contingent Workforce Weekly podcast answers a question that many procurement professionals and executives are asking: how does the function fit into the “gig economy?” As the contingent and non-employee workforce industry continues to progress, procurement will ultimately play a critical role. Today’s episode discusses: Why the “gig economy” should be an accepted attribute...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage eSourcing for Superior Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Supplier Information Management

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team is now positioned to evolve...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 110: What is Agile Talent and What is Its Impact?

This week’s edition of the Contingent Workforce Weekly podcast highlights the role of “agile talent” in today’s contingent workforce and why “agility” must be emphasized within this new concept. Today’s episode also: Discusses the three areas that must be addressed in any agile talent engagement strategy Provides some context into how agile talent is perceived...

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Technology Round-Up – July 28, 2016

Lavante Release Financial Results for the First Half of 2016 On July 12, Lavante, Inc., a cloud-based supplier management solution provider based in San Jose, CA, announced financial results for the first half of 2016. Company officials attributed strong revenue, client, and business growth to its quarterly solution release cycles, especially the release of SIM 6.0. This...

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HomeArticles Sponsors Emphasizing the “Agility” in Today’s Agile Talent

Freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, professional services…pick your preference; they are all part of the on-demand, non-employee workforce that comprises over a third (35%) of today’s total global workforce. As engagement methods, core contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, and talent accessibility continue to evolve in the global marketplace, it is crucial for executives in all walks...

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