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Looking Back, Around, and Ahead on Procurement Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). In procurement as in other facets of business, it is important to consider the organizational mindset for action...

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CPO Rising 2017: Staying Focused on the Long Game in Procurement

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Complacency Kills When discussing recent trends in procurement, the Great Recession of 2008 – 2009 remains an easy reference point to highlight the impact that a...

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The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Cash”, which is available for download here. It is a must read for anyone working in procurement, accounts payable, p2P, and treasury. Over the next few weeks, this...

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The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence (New Report)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence”, which is available for download here. Over the next few weeks, this site will feature a handful of articles highlighting the key discussion points from the report. The...

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CPO Rising 2017 – Bridging the Technology Gap

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Bridging The Technology Gap Major technological change does not simply pervade the modern world, it has come to define it. Today’s blistering pace of innovation makes...

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The CPO’s Agenda 2017: Same Pressures, New Responses

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few weeks,...

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CPO Rising 2017 Report: Extreme Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few weeks,...

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Announcing The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report

I consider myself very lucky in that I really enjoy my work. And, of all of the things that I look forward to each year, working on our annual CPO Rising research study ranks right at the top. As such, I am very pleased to announce to you today that Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2017:...

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The Cognitive Procurement “Ecosystem”

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a preview of an Ardent Partners research report, Cognitive Procurement: The Age of Intelligence, sponsored by IBM Watson Commerce. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative report by clicking here. What a year 2016 was! Apart from Brexit, the Olympics, and the U.S. Presidential Election, 2016 bore witness to the...

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The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department – Report Preview!

Ardent Partners, in conjunction with Zycus, is pleased to present this research report, The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department. Interested readers can access the report with our compliments by clicking here. Leading executives today understand that a top-performing procurement operation can deliver a competitive advantage. But the simple truth is that a majority of business leaders have never...

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