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CPO Rising 2014: Convergence – Spheres of Influence

Ardent Partners recently published our annual CPO Rising report (entitled CPO Rising 2014: Convergence) and of all the reports we publish this year, the focus of this report is exactly geared towards our regular readers (CPOs and those who aspire to the role). The report presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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Ardent Partners Publishes Annual State of Procurement Report

Ardent Partners’ annual CPO Rising research report is now available. Entitled, CPO Rising 2014: Convergence and authored by Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, this report presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of procurement and captures the experience, performance, perspective, and intentions of 273 Chief Procurement Officers and other...

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Ardent’s New State of Contingent Workforce Management Research Report Predicts 30% Industry Growth and Introduces Next-Generation Framework

Ardent Partners’ State of Contingent Workforce Management: A Framework for Success research report by Christopher J. Dwyer, promises to make waves in the contract talent industry due to its unique and exciting take on the contingent workforce market. The Ardent Partners Contingent Workforce Management Framework has been developed to help all organizations, no matter the...

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Becoming a CPO in 2014

We’re pleased to announce that our latest report Becoming a CPO in 2014: The Qualifications, Experience, and Characteristics of a Chief Procurement Officer is now available by clicking here (registration required). Sponsored by BravoSolution, the report is an update from one published a few years ago. Here’s an excerpt: It is an interesting time to...

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Designing a Procurement Transformation for Best-in-Class Performance

We recently published a research series on Procurement Transformation to help procurement organizations design, plan, build and execute a proper procurement transformation program and utilize leading-edge strategies to broaden their scope of influence and deliver greater value to the enterprise. The first report, Designing a Procurement Transformation for Best-in-Class Performance, which is available by clicking...

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Evolution of the Business Network

Business Networks – the first of these networks, which were developed in the mid-to-late nineties, targeted the procurement function and were at the heart of the B2B internet craze. At the time, these “online marketplaces,” as they were referred to then, invested heavily in technology that promised a dramatic shift in how business processes, relationships,...

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eInvoicing Costs Less

Who said eInvoicing costs less? Actually, the market did. As you have already seen in other articles (such as this one or this one), Ardent Partners recently completed a fairly robust study on the accounts payable function and the technologies that are improving the performance and efficiency of invoice and payment processing. Cost is and...

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Contingent Workforce Management: A Framework for Success

I’m excited to announce that Ardent Partners has just launched the new survey to our first research study on Contingent Workforce Management CPO Rising readers now have the chance to participate in this survey and by doing so, contribute to a groundbreaking new research study. Here is the survey link: CLICK HERE –> The State...

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What Does a Best-in-Class AP Organization Look Like?

At the moment, Ardent Partner’s research team is putting the final touches on its annual AP-focused market research report which will be widely available shortly – ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn. This report focuses on the evolving role of AP from a back-office function to one that adds value and supports other functions such as...

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Spend and Sourcing Analytics: Gateway to Greater Value

The summer of 2013 is the “Summer of Sourcing” on CPO Rising, as we deliver a slew of sourcing-related articles on a wide variety of topics that fall under the sourcing banner. Today, our focus is on sourcing and spend analytics, two key tools in the multi-faceted arsenal of the Chief Procurement Officer. We should...

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