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Announcing the Sourcing and Procurement: 2016-2017 Tech and Innovation Outlook Report!

Hot off the presses! Get your hands on Ardent Partners’ latest and greatest technology-focused research,Sourcing and Procurement: The 2016-2017 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report! Click here to download (registration required). The business world is forcing its executives, like the Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”), to adapt to changing market conditions, customer demands, and technology innovations in order to drive...

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How Will the “Gig Economy” Impact Procurement in 2017?

The procurement function has experienced first-hand business evolution across a variety of attributes, from technology and innovation to the emergence of data-driven strategies. Today’s procurement professionals have the opportunity to maximize their impact through a blend of various strategies and solutions that map directly to the strengths of the function. What’s particularly interesting about today’s procurement function...

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ePayables 2016: Technology’s Impact on AP Reaching the “Next Level” of 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. CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The modern accounts payable (“AP”) team is well-positioned to achieve the “next level” of...

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Announcing the Fourth Annual “State of Contingent Workforce Management” Research Study

For more than a decade, Ardent’s analyst team has tracked the progression and evolution of the contingent workforce, from its significance as a complex spend category to the burgeoning business force that it is today. Ardent Partners is excited to announce that the online research survey for our annual State of Contingent Workforce Management is now live (click here...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Manage Supplier Performance for Superior Gains

Editor’s Note: For the past few weeks, we have been featuring 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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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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