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The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence (New Report)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence”, which is available for download here. Over the next few weeks, this site will feature a handful of articles highlighting the key discussion points from the report. The...

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Ardent Partners Announces Theme to Upcoming CPO Conference

Boston in June is a great place to be…. But this year, Boston in November is the place for all CPOs and those that aspire to the role to be too. That’s because Ardent Partners is hosting its annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit on November 8 and 9 at the historic Harvard Club in Boston’s Back...

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CPO Rising Summit – Call for Speakers

Ardent Partners is looking for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present on mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions at CPO Rising 2017. If you or someone you know is an experienced procurement leader with a gift for communication and a passion for procurement,...

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Happy Memorial Day From Ardent Partners

Memorial Day in the United States has different meaning for different people. For many, it is a weekend to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces in defense of our liberties and national interests and pay our respects. For others, it is a chance to “hit pause” on...

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Ardent Partners Announces The CPO Rising 2017 Summit

Publisher’s Note: Ardent Partners is absolutely thrilled to announce the dates and times of its CPO Rising 2017 Summit. Over the next few weeks, we will be making a series of announcements that illuminate the event more fully, including major themes, new CPO speakers, and a call for nominations for the CPO Honors Awards dinner. Please...

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SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership – An Executive Q&A

Ardent’s team met with the executives at SAP Ariba and IBM to discuss the new partnership in more detail. Below is a series of questions and answers that we believe will be helpful to the customers and prospects of both companies. You may also want to read our initial coverage of the announcement and my Instant Analysis...

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Instant Analysis: SAP Ariba and IBM’s New Partnership

When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When two of the world’s largest technology companies are involved… Earlier today, SAP Ariba and IBM announced a new and unique partnership that bonds the two companies together over new cognitive procurement solutions and the migration of current IBM Emptoris customers to the Ariba solution suite and network. Ardent’s...

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SAP Ariba Partners with IBM Emptoris to Bring Cognitive Procurement to the Masses

This morning at SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP Ariba President, Alex Atzberger announced that his company will partner with IBM Emptoris to bring cognitive procurement to the Ariba Network of more than 2.5 million users.  Ardent Partners connected with Alex and Mike O’Leary, Director, Procurement Solutions and Supply Chain Insights, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, prior to the announcement to...

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CPO Rising 2017 Report: Extreme Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few weeks,...

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The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report… is Now Available

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few...

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