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CPO News – April 22, 2015

Carnival Corporation Appoints Julia M. Brown as First Chief Procurement Officer On March 25, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest travel and leisure brand, announcedthat it has appointed Julia M. Brown as its first Chief Procurement Officer. Brown will focus her efforts on greater strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management throughout the corporation’s nine global brands and...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (Report) is Now Available

We are pleased to announce that our annual CPO Rising report is now available for download by clicking here (registration required). I began publishing an annual CPO-focused report in 2006 (when I was with another firm); the last six years have been at Ardent Partners using the “CPO Rising” title. The report reflects back on the...

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Payables News Weekly: Basware Edition

We’re doing a special edition of Payables News Weekly this time around, focusing entirely on news about Basware. The Finnish commerce network had a big past few weeks, inking two brand-new partnerships not long after launching their Basware Discount offering to augment the Basware Financing Services portfolio. (We wrote about Basware Discount in Payables News Weekly...

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ePayables: Big Trends & Predictions for 2015 (Webinar)

Ardent Partners research over the past five years has shown that the use of B2B electronic payments (ePayments) is on the rise, having captured the attention of finance and AP leaders around the globe. Paper checks, while still prevalent, are in retreat from ePayment methods such as ACH, payment networks, commercial cards, and wire transfers...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes. CPO RISING 2015:...

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Upcoming Webinar: The State of Contingent Workforce Management

Much of CPO Rising’s content on the contingent workforce industry revolves around the evolution of this space and what that progression means for the typical enterprise. New and exciting sources of non-traditional talent, the emergence of revolutionary strategies and solutions, the presence of social media in talent engagement…these are all viable attributes of a growing contingent...

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Research Preview: The State of Strategic Sourcing in 2014

In the next few weeks, the analyst team at Ardent Partners will publish our annual State of Strategic Sourcing benchmark study. This study builds on last year’s research on the topic, and includes the insights and experiences of nearly 250 sourcing and procurement leaders across multiple industries. Commercial opportunities still exist so please reach out...

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Metrics that Matter for AP Operations (Webinar)

Access to accurate and real-time metrics can be a game changer in today’s lightning-fast business world, but first companies must establish and measure the relevant metrics that allow them to understand the current state of performance while laying the groundwork for a desired future state. If a company is unclear of where it stands today,...

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CPO News – September 11, 2014: Federal Government Edition

Welcome to September’s edition of CPO News: Federal Government edition. In reviewing stories for this month, we noticed that there is a lot of interesting news emanating from the U.S. Federal Government, particularly regarding strategic sourcing. This is a happy coincidence, as September also happens to be Sourcing Month on CPO Rising. As a result, this month’s...

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Technology Round-Up – September 8, 2014

Basware Announces Mastercard Partnership, Reaches 80 Million Transactions Per Year Basware, the world’s largest e-invoicing network, has joined forces with MasterCard, one of the world’s largest payment networks, to create Basware Pay, a solution that connects buyers and sellers together on one payment network. The solution leverages the Basware Commerce Network as well as MasterCard’s Virtual...

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