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Ardent Partners – Research with Results!

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.

NEW Survey: The State of Procurement 2018 – Age of Intelligence

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of...

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Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit

Our Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit Ardent Partners has already started looking for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to deliver keynote presentations, lead breakout sessions, participate on an executive panel, or host a Roundtable discussion at the CPO Rising 2018 Summit to be held on...

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Accounts Payable Expert Bob Cohen Joins Ardent Partners

[Publisher’s Note: It goes without saying that we are absolutely thrilled to make today’s announcement. I have known Bob Cohen for more than 12 years and have been thoroughly impressed with his depth of knowledge in AP automation, P2P, Networks, and T&E. He’s also one of the great guys working in this industry and will...

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What is the State of Procurement Tech in 2018? And What are the Procurement Trends and Predictions? Last Chance to Find Out!

Tonight, the President of the United States will travel to Capital Hill to deliver the annual State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress and the American people. It is an American tradition, and a celebrated moment for presidential administrations, legislators, and the electorate. It is a chance for presidents to triumphantly reflect on the...

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CPO News – January 26, 2018

Welcome to the Winter 2017-2018 edition of CPO News! There are lots of stories to cover today, so grab yourself a cup of coffee and ease into the weekend with us. Got any procurement news to share? Drop us a line at editor at cporising dot com. Thanks, and enjoy! Oyekanmi Named SVP of Global Sourcing...

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Determine: Enhancing P2P and More in 2018

Members of Ardent Partners’ analyst team took a briefing from the team at Determine covering the company’s recent procure-to-pay (P2P) product enhancements and its product roadmap for 2018. The briefing was led by Julian Nadaud, chief product officer, and included both Gerard Dahan, CMO and SVP of EMEA, and Tom Chung, VP of brand marketing. Company Background Determine, Inc. is...

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Instant Analysis: ADP Acquires WorkMarket…But What Does This Mean for the Future of Work?

Ardent’s latest research study, The State of Contingent Workforce Management: The Convergence of Talent, Technology, and the Future of Work, found that 40% of today’s total workforce is considered non-employee by employers. This is a figure that includes professional services, independent contractors, flexible workers, freelancers, temporary staff, and robotics. As such, it makes perfect sense that industry...

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Procurement Trends & Predictions in 2018 (Webinar 1/30)

Are you ready for 2018? The year ahead will present big challenges to the modern Chief Procurement Officer and every other contributor to a procurement operation. Join Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners, and Christopher J. Dwyer, VP of Research, as they present their Big Trends and Predictions for Procurement in 2018. If you work...

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Technology Round-Up – January, 2018

Ardent’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of supply management technology news and updates from the past month to share with our community. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note at editor at cporising dot com. Thanks, and enjoy!...

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Announcing the State of Contingent Workforce Management 2018 Report!

The foundational elements to the “New World of Work,” beyond the technological advancements fueling business operations, is the mindset behind how talent is engaged, sourced, and managed. Key business projects and initiatives are now addressed in an on-demand manner, and work in conjunction with a literal “talent revolution” in which more and more top-tier, highly-skilled...

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