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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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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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