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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Supplier Performance Management

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team is now positioned to evolve...

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Why “On-Demand” is Shaping the Future of Work

Editor’s note: If you find today’s article insightful, take a moment to download our Contingent Workforce Management: 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, available here. This report not only highlights the evolution of technology, software, and solutions in the non-employee workforce industry, but also discusses the “path ahead” as innovation continues to transform (and disrupt!)...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage Spend Analysis for Superior Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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ePayables 2016: Reaching the “Next Level” of AP Performance

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Moving to the “next level” of performance is not an...

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CPO Rising 2016: Better Communicating Procurement Value and Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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ePayables 2016: How is AP’s Performance Evaluated in 2016?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Intelligence is one of the most powerful attributes of any...

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CPO Rising 2016: Why CPOs Must Align Procurement More Closely with the Enterprise (and How)

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers and...

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ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The modern enterprise generates multiple data streams throughout the business....

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CPO Rising 2016: The Continued De-Emphasis on Savings

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers and...

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