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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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The State of Contingent Workforce Management: A Guidebook for 2015

Editor’s Note: Ardent’s resident contingent workforce management (CWM) expert and research director, Christopher Dwyer, is set to launch the exciting next iteration of his annual State of Contingent Workforce Management research study. He encourages you to spend 15 minutes of your time participating in the 2014-2015 State of Contingent Workforce Management online survey by clicking here. It...

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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’ 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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Becoming a CPO in 2014

We’re pleased to announce that our latest report Becoming a CPO in 2014: The Qualifications, Experience, and Characteristics of a Chief Procurement Officer is now available by clicking here (registration required). Sponsored by BravoSolution, the report is an update from one published a few years ago. Here’s an excerpt: It is an interesting time to...

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Contingent Workforce Management: A Framework for Success

I’m excited to announce that Ardent Partners has just launched the new survey to our first research study on Contingent Workforce Management CPO Rising readers now have the chance to participate in this survey and by doing so, contribute to a groundbreaking new research study. Here is the survey link: CLICK HERE –> The State...

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Introducing Payables Place

For the past six years, the analysts (Andrew Bartolini & Vishal Patel) at Ardent Partners have been closely covering the ePayables (or AP Automation) market. During that time, we’ve published dozens of reports that have focused on technology trends and best practices, evaluated and ranked solution providers, and helped companies accelerate their AP transformations. In...

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Introducing The ePayables SMARTSet™

Introducing The ePayables SMARTSet™

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management technology market and advises companies on their solution selection and overall technology strategies. Ardent’s technology-oriented research is designed to help business decision-makers navigate the technology marketplace to understand (1) the underlying business value that can be derived from an investment in technology and (2) the surest and most...

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