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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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Strategic Sourcing in 2013

What is strategic sourcing? Throughout our “Summer of Sourcing,” we’ve looked at various aspects of the sourcing process, what sourcing leaders do to be more effective than their peers, and we describe “The State of Strategic Sourcing in 2013″. Sourcing is a powerful tool, that much is certain, and it is something worthy of our...

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CPO Rising: Keeping Score (Report Now Available)

We are pleased to announce that Ardent Partners’ annual market research report focused on the state of procurement and the Chief Procurement Officer is now available from the report’s different sponsors by clicking here, here, here, or here (registration required) The report is called CPO Rising: Keeping Score and it represents the web-based survey responses...

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The Category Sourcing Scorecard is Now Available

Earlier this year, we wrote a series of posts discussing the creation of a Category Sourcing Scorecard on CPO Rising. Today, we are pleased to announce that Ardent Partners’ Category Sourcing Scorecard is now available for download by clicking here (registration required). As a reminder, the Category Sourcing Scorecard is a tool that can be...

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