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The State of CWM Meets the State of Independence

Editor’s note: Today’s article is a change of pace from the regular content here at CPO Rising. Ardent’s contingent workforce management thought leader and resident expert, Christopher J. Dwyer, will compare and link the findings from his recent State of Contingent Workforce Management research report (click here to download the new study) with that of...

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Spend Analysis: The First Strategic Sourcing Pillar

Ardent Partners’ The State of Strategic Sourcing 2014: Connecting the Dots is now out and available. Interested readers can find the report here and here. This research report analyzes the strategic sourcing programs of almost 250 distinct procurement departments and presents the Best-in-Class competencies for improving the sourcing function and its results while also highlighting the market trends...

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Introducing Ardent Partners’ Technology Adoption Report on Business Networks

Today’s article is the first in a series of articles centered on our new Technology Adoption Report on Business Networks, sponsored by Hubwoo, and available for download here. While analyzing the technology markets and advising large enterprises on their technology strategy is something we have been doing for years, this work does not make it into our reports...

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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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The Four Pillars of the Modern Strategic Sourcing Program

It’s Sourcing month here on CPO Rising, as we’re gearing up to launch our annual benchmark study on the state of strategic sourcing. The topic is so rich and exciting that throughout the month, we’ve been featuring articles on the subject – some from the archives, and some new ones, like this one – that...

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The New State is Here: The Evolution of Contingent Workforce Management

Back in mid-August, the CPO Rising and Ardent Partners teams asked for the world’s participation in our second annual State of Contingent Workforce Management research survey. On the heels of last year’s landmark report and nearly a year of consistent coverage of the contingent workforce management (CWM) technology market, hot new trends and concepts, and the evolving...

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ePayments and the “Next Level” of Financial Operations

Welcome to the first entry in a four-part series that previews Ardent Partners’ upcoming ePayments Rising research study. The pending research report, which is due to publish this fall, highlights the evolving perception of electronic payment methods, their benefits and overall value, and how the rise in ePayment approaches actively contributes to the attainment of...

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The Best P2P is Collaborative

It’s said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” This is particularly true when it comes to standardizing and streamlining business processes; greater coordination between stakeholders results in situations where everyone the process touches wins in some way. This truth also extends to the procure-to-pay (P2P) process, which when improved accrues benefits to both internal...

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Technologies that Make P2P Automation Possible

Collaboration is more than important in the modern marketplace. It’s downright essential to reaching top-performing status as a company. Collaboration in the procure-to-pay (P2P) process is no different, as it’s only through a strong collaboration initiative that companies can reach new heights of profitability. We expand on this in the new Ardent Partners report, “Collaboration and...

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The SMB of the Future

Today’s article is a brief snippet of a report that Ardent Partners completed for Concur entitled – The SMB of the Future: Start Fast, Then Accelerate For an entire generation, technology has had an extraordinary impact on the lives of countless millions in the home and office. At home, technology and access to the internet have...

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