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 within the enterprise.
Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management solutions marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand the technology landscape and identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs. We believe our team’s first-hand experience evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions on behalf of enterprises in the Global 2000 and public sector makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients to make smart decisions in this area.
We aspire to be the preeminent source of supply management expertise and thought leadership for solution providers and practitioners alike.
Founded April, 2010
Based in Boston, MA
Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer: Andrew Bartolini
Business process focus: the “source-to-settle” process
Business function focus: sourcing, procurement, supply management, accounts payable, and business travel
Business strategy focus: solution selection, technology adoption and optimization, organizational design and transformation, SRM, and complex strategic issues.
Technology focus: spend analysis, eSourcing, contract management, eProcurement, ePayables, commercial cards, complex category management, outsourcing, supply risk management, supplier information management
Provides services for supply management (procurement and accounts payable) organizations and supply management solution providers
Ardent Partners: Supply Management Experts
The realm of accounts payable (“AP”) is changing, shifting into new and exciting arenas. No longer a simple back-office function, AP groups are now well-positioned to become true “hubs” of visibility and intelligence, extending the value created within AP more broadly across both the enterprise and supply chain. In 2016, more AP groups are accelerating their plans to transform their operations and scale to new heights by pursuing the critical attributes that can propel an operation to the next level of performance or “higher ground.” The journey to AP excellence begins with a single step and maximizing efficiency opportunities is generally the first one taken.
Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners
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