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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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Connecting, Learning, and Succeeding with Beeline

Change is an accepted component of the modern business world. Corporate functions evolve, technology disrupts everyday processes, and the means with which projects are addressed seem to change on a yearly basis with the advent of new solutions, networks, and approaches. The “world of work” is no different: CPO Rising has been ardent about the...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate

On Tuesday, March 29th, we had the pleasure of hearing Robert “Bob” Kane speak at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit here in Boston. He delivered a fascinating breakout presentation on Supply Chain Risk: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate. Bob knows a thing or two about managing supplier risk – he’s the Vice President of Procurement, Sourcing,...

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A CPO and a Diplomat’s View of Supply Risk Management

One of the realities of the modern business environment is that Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and their teams increasingly must dive into the murky and ever expanding waters of supply risk and get their hands dirty. The further they dive, the dirtier their hands can get; but this is not only their job in 2016,...

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Ardent Partners Welcomes Harold “Hal” Good, Procurement Luminary, to CPO Rising 2016!

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. Today we continue the series with an in-depth look at another one of our fantastic speakers. Enjoy! Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Harold “Hal” Good, a lifelong procurement practitioner and procurement “luminary”,...

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