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ISM 2016: Reaching Millennials with Technology

Earlier this month, the Ardent Partners analyst team took the short flight out to Indianapolis to attend the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 101st annual conference. For the second year in a row, we had the pleasure of meeting with ISM’s CEO, Tom Derry, to discuss all things ISM. The conversation covered the growth of the ISM Conference...

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ISM 2016: Talking Growth with Tom Derry

Earlier this month, the Ardent Partners analyst team took the short flight out to Indianapolis to attend theInstitute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 101st annual conference. For the second year in a row, we had the pleasure of meeting with ISM’s CEO, Tom Derry, to discuss all things ISM. The conversation covered the growth of the ISM Conference...

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Miss Any of These Events This Spring? Catch Up, Today!

Editor’s Note: It’s been a busy few months here at Ardent Partners, and the Memorial Day Weekend has given us a chance to pause and reflect on the ground that we’ve covered since March. In the span of three months, the Ardent analyst team has attended nearly a dozen events and has produced some valuable...

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eSourcing: Five Lessons Learned from Gregg Brandyberry

Today, we highlight the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit, Gregg sat on a lively CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement Agility in the Age of...

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The Value of Change Management for Accounts Payable

Changing a business process is not an easy task; it takes a significant amount of time and effort to first motivate stakeholders to want to change, and then to actually convince them to execute that change. This can be especially true in functions that, like accounts payable (“AP”), have traditionally operated as back-office departments that garner...

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ISM 2016: eISM Goes Live

At the 101st annual Institute for Supply Management (“ISM”) conference in Indianapolis last week, ISM debuted a new e-Learning initiative, eISM, that is designed to meet the needs of today’s busy procurement and supply management professionals wherever, whenever, and however they need it. eISM follows last year’s release of the ISM Mastery Model, which seeks to offer industry...

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Coupa Inspire 2016: Taking a Value-Driven Approach to Spend Management Transformation

On the mainstage at Coupa Inspire 2016, Bhargavi Kosaraju, Director, Product Operations and Procurement at KPMG, led a panel discussion with representatives from Aon plc and Capital One Financial focused on value-driven approaches to transforming spend management—a critical project that can drive enormous efficiencies across the procurement process, but only if the transformation is conducted effectively. Speaking on...

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Coupa, Inspired!

A decade ago, as a favor to Coupa’s founders, I participated on calls with several VC firms who were looking at investing in the new start-up (Coupa). The discussions focused on market growth and general opportunities for new cloud software companies in the supply management space and in the eProcurement market in particular. Much as...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: The CEO’s View of Procurement

On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising procurement executive summit, Louie Psallidas, President and CEO of Uno Restaurants, delivered a keynote presentation entitled, “The CEO’s View of Procurement: Strategies to Engage the C-Suite.” Although the audience at the event was predominantly procurement and supply chain focused, Louie delivered what may have been one of the most valuable...

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Upcoming Webinar: Contingent Workforce Management and the On-Demand Enterprise

The world of talent engagement is in full disruption mode. Not only are the lines between traditional and non-employee labor blurred more now than in years past, the solutions and platforms behind talent engagement are sparking innovation at a rapid rate. Although today’s non-employee labor comprises 35% of the total workforce, within the next few...

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