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Research Preview: Next-Gen Spend: Accelerating Procurement Performance with Data-Driven Strategies

Today’s article is a preview of a report that Ardent Partners recently published entitled, Next-Gen Spend: Accelerating Procurement Performance with Data-Driven Strategies. The report is sponsored by GEPand interested readers can download it here. There may be no greater advantage for the modern enterprise than visibility. Today’s procurement organizations are often under pressure to not only drive down...

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CPO Rising 2015 – What is an Agility Agenda?

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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How to Build a Compelling Business Case for Supplier Networks

[Editor's Note: Ardent Partners, in conjunction with Hubwoo, recently published a helpful guide on How to Build a Compelling Business Case for Supplier Networks. Today's article features snippets of the guide, which interested readers can download by clicking here. We think you'll find it very useful.] Supplier networks sit at the intersection of a paradigm shift in the...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda – Best-in-Class Procurement Performance

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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Sailing Downstream: Why “Source-to-Settle” Defines Procurement Transformation in 2015

Today’s article is centered on our recent Sailing Downstream: Why “Source-to-Settle” Defines Procurement Transformation in 2015 report, sponsored by Zycus, and available for download here (registration required). The fact of the matter is that most procurement organizations struggle to do things very well or even consistently well. Certainly there are groups (usually those classified by Ardent Partners as...

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CPO Roundtable: Agility and High-Performing Procurement Teams

[Editor's note: I will be attending IBM Empower 2015 in San Diego this week, hosting a similar CPO panel as the one below, among other activities. If you are at the conference and want to connect, drop me a note.] Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM-Emptoris have worked to bring together several best-in-class...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda – CPOs Can’t Afford to Go it Alone

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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SURVEY: The 2015 “State of ePayables” Market Research Study

There’s no denying that the world of accounts payable is changing … and evolving. It’s becoming a function that is now considered to be more of a strategic information “hub” than the traditional back-office label it shed only recently. Today’s AP function is becoming a valuable source of information, intelligence, and strategic value to the...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda – The CPO Needs VIP Access

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda – “Nine out of 10 CPOs Agree…”

Ardent Partners recently published my annual CPO-themed report – CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (click to download, registration required) – that is drawn from the responses of more than 300 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives (as well as 26 CPO interviews) and presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world...

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