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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.

Webinar! Transforming Accounts Payable for the 21st Century

Several layers of today’s accounts payable (“AP”) function have gone unnoticed in recent years. As modern organizations continue to look internally for competitive advantages, they will soon realize that taking a strategic approach towards more tactical measures, such as those inherent to AP, can drive considerable value beyond basic cost efficiencies. In the contemporary business...

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CWM Technology in the Age of Innovation

Please note that my Contingent Workforce Weekly Podcast will return on the first Wednesday after Labor Day. As a reminder, Contingent Workforce Weekly is a new weekly podcast that will tackle a variety of issues within the non-employee workforce world, including the evolution of talent engagement, the impact of the “gig economy,” technology disruption, compliance and risk...

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How Will the “Gig Economy” Impact Procurement in 2017?

The procurement function has experienced first-hand business evolution across a variety of attributes, from technology and innovation to the emergence of data-driven strategies. Today’s procurement professionals have the opportunity to maximize their impact through a blend of various strategies and solutions that map directly to the strengths of the function. What’s particularly interesting about today’s procurement function...

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P2P Tech Roundup – August 30, 2016

CPO Rising regularly publishes news stories and general announcements on the people, companies, and events that have and will have a big impact on supply management.  Our regular “P2P Tech Roundup” series does the same, albeit with greater focus on the P2P and AP segments of our coverage. Oildex Launches OpenInvoice Field Ticket Oildex, a service of Tranzap Inc.,...

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Genpact: A Procurement BPO Provider Swims Upstream

Genpact (Ticker: G), the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) firm, has a long history as a procurement outsourcing provider. Today’s article highlights my recent conversation with Jonathan Kirby, the SVP and Practice Leader of Genpact’s Source-to-Pay (“S2P”) services. Industry veterans may recognize the name since Jon is a former CPO bringing to bear 25 years of procurement and IT experience — notably as the Chief Procurement...

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ePayables 2016: Technology’s Impact on AP Reaching the “Next Level” of Performance

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. CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The modern accounts payable (“AP”) team is well-positioned to achieve the “next level” of...

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The Art and Science of Procurement

“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see.” – Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist & Scientist The idea behind the theme (and subtitle) of this year’s CPO Rising 2016 report was not to pose the question of whether procurement is an art or a science.  Rather...

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Technology Round-Up – August 25, 2016

Determine Announces Financial Results for Q1 2017 On August 10, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017. Although GAAP-based revenues and recurring revenues increased slightly from Q4 2016, annual recurring revenues fell slightly year-over-year, which Determine President and CEO,...

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Exostar: Enhancing Security for Source-to-Settle Solutions

The Ardent Partners analyst team recently sat down with Tim Zullo, Marketing Director, and Mark Hogan,Product Manager, of Exostar, a Northern Virginia based provider of secure source-to-pay solutions for heavily regulated industries, who briefed us on what the company has been up to recently and what its plans are for the year ahead. Background Exostar began as a...

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Are Your Supply Management Processes “Fail-safe?”

When things don’t go according to plans, the unprepared are often forced to act as mere spectators left to “grin and bear it,” while hoping that either no one notices or that the impact of the issue is not devastating. If you’re in charge of toilet flow and general construction in the Olympic Village, your mistakes are covered by...

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