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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.

Contingent Workforce Management – Technology Update (Q1 & Q2)

In today’s article, we’ll highlight noteworthy news across the technology provider marketplace, including acquisitions, mergers, awards and other interesting updates. Leading the news slate is SAP’s acquisition of Fieldglass, one of the market’s largest providers of Vendor Management System (VMS) technology. Back in late March, SAP announced its plans to acquire the VMS giant and...

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Ariba Announces Plan to Move Its Network to the SAP HANA Platform

It’s an interesting time for business networks as many of the providers keep raising the stakes with new partnerships, capabilities, and plans. Ariba, an SAP company, and provider behind one of the most prominent business networks is seeking to set the pace both figuratively and literally with today’s announcement that it plans to move its...

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Ardent’s Chief Research Officer to Present at 99th Annual ISM Conference

Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini will be delivering two presentations at the Institute of Supply Management’s 99th Annual Conference to be held in Las Vegas from May 5 – 7, 2014. This premier event brings together more than 2,500 sourcing and supply management professionals from diverse industries, organizations, locations and perspectives. The Institute...

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Ardent Partners Publishes Annual State of Procurement Report

Ardent Partners’ annual CPO Rising research report is now available. Entitled, CPO Rising 2014: Convergence and authored by Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, this report presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of procurement and captures the experience, performance, perspective, and intentions of 273 Chief Procurement Officers and other...

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Ariba LIVE 2014: “The Outcome Economy”

Ariba, an SAP company, hosted its 15th annual user conference – Ariba LIVE – March 17 – 19 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas with a reported 2,200 procurement and finance professionals in attendance. The size and seniority of this audience makes Ariba LIVE the largest event in the industry (supply...

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An Active April: Ardent’s Events and Appearances

April webinars bring May results….. The Ardent Partners analyst team is excited to officially kick off the spring season with a series of webcasts this month with Ardent’s Chief Research Officer Andrew Bartolini and Research Director Christopher Dwyer both headlining a sequence of complimentary webcasts designed to educate and inspire enterprises to deepen their spend...

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Instant Analysis: SAP Announces Plans to Acquire Fieldglass

Earlier today, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced its intent to acquire Vendor Management System (VMS) provider Fieldglass, one of the world’s leading platforms for managing contingent labor and other types of contract talent. The deal is expected to be closed sometime in the second quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approval and final negotiations. Other...

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Ardent Partners’ Network of Sites: Continuing to Drive Value For Global Executives

Welcome Spring! As you know, Ardent Partners is a leading source of cutting-edge for knowledge and thought-leadership for procurement and finance executives, professionals and practitioners across the globe. Ardent is led by an team of senior analysts that each possess a decade or more of industry expertise, that is leveraged on a daily basis by...

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Ardent’s New State of Contingent Workforce Management Research Report Predicts 30% Industry Growth and Introduces Next-Generation Framework

Ardent Partners’ State of Contingent Workforce Management: A Framework for Success research report by Christopher J. Dwyer, promises to make waves in the contract talent industry due to its unique and exciting take on the contingent workforce market. The Ardent Partners Contingent Workforce Management Framework has been developed to help all organizations, no matter the...

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2014: The Rise of The Business Network and B2B Payments

In 2014, we expect to see a big rise in business networks and B2B payments and we’re more than ready. The Ardent Partners analyst team has been very involved with and focused on both areas for many years. Our leader, Andrew Bartolini has been working the past 15 years in the space and started his...

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