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Announcing The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report

I consider myself very lucky in that I really enjoy my work. And, of all of the things that I look forward to each year, working on our annual CPO Rising research study ranks right at the top. As such, I am very pleased to announce to you today that Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2017:...

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SNEAK PREVIEW – CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (Webinar)

Join Ardent Partners on Thursday, April 27 at 2 PM EST for a 30-minute, sneak-peak webinar on our forthcoming benchmark research report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (click to register). Attendees of this webinar will gain a comprehensive view into what is happening in the world of procurement and discover the industry’s hot trends and key...

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CPO News – April 6, 2017

Rich Products Names Georgia Dachille as EVP of Global Supply Chain and Technology Earlier this year, Buffalo-based Rich Products Corporation, a multi-national food-service company, announced that it has named Georgia Dachille as its new Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Technology. Dachille ascended to the newly-created role after working at Rich’s for 25 years, most recently as...

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Ivalua Now 2017

Ivalua held its second annual Ivalua Now customer conference last week in New York City. Ivalua was founded in 2000 and offers an end-to-end suite of spend management solutions. The company, which was founded in France, previously held a biennial user conference in Paris (here is our coverage of those prior events iValua On Air 2013 and Ivalua...

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Beeline and IQNavigator Announce New Post-Merger Branding

The technology landscape in the world of non-employee workforce management, in recent years, has proven to be anything but static given the shifts in the speed of business, evolution of talent engagement, and emergence of the “gig economy.” From the continued progression of Vendor Management System (VMS) technology and rise in utilization of online talent...

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Instant Analysis: Tradeshift to Acquire IBX Business Network

Today, March 8, San Francisco-based Tradeshift, the cloud-based business network, announced that it has entered into an agreement with CapGemini to acquire the latter’s IBX Business Network (“IBX”). The deal is expected to close in April 2017. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Concurrent with the announcement, Ardent’s analyst team spoke with Christian Lanng, and the executive team at Tradeshift to discuss...

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CPO News – February 16, 2017

SAIC Names Karen Wheeler Chief Human Resources Officer Northern Virginia-based Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced that Karen Wheeler, SAIC’s Chief Procurement Officer of nearly four years, has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer, effective February 4. Wheeler had been in her post as CPO since July of 2013 and in fact has...

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Coupa Closes the Loop with Acquisition of Spend360

Last week, Coupa Software, one of the leading supply management solution providers in our industry, announced that it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd. Terms of the deal were not announced. We met with the executive team from the two companies to discuss the deal. The Players Coupa Software is a name that should be familiar...

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Announcing the “State of Procurement 2017” Survey

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15-20 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective...

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Technology Round-Up – December 22, 2016

Ivalua Partners with KPMG to Enhance Source-to-Pay Capabilities On December 6, Ivalua, a California-based provider of spend management solutions for the cloud, announced that it has partnered with KPMG, the Amsterdam-based auditing and management consulting firm, in a joint effort to provide enhanced source-to-pay capabilities to procurement departments. As partners, Ivalua will align its cloud-based spend management solutions...

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