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A Portrait of the CPO as a Young Man or Woman

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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How CIOs and CPOs Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love Innovation

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). Historically, most Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have led their respective organizations independently of one another and focused their resources and efforts accordingly....

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How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take...

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One Job, Two Legacies: How CIOs and CPOs Historically Evaluated Enterprise Technology

For some time, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT departments have been in the driver’s seat when it comes to evaluating and adopting technology solutions. However, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement teams have been co-piloting the process more and more as their responsibilities and influence increase across the enterprise, particularly with IT. The two business leaders,...

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Announcing the “State of Procurement 2017” Survey

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15-20 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective...

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The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Adapting to a New World of Work

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners’ latest report, The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Adapting to a New World of Work, is ready for instant download. Click this link to get your free copy (registration required). The business world is changing. The way work is addressed, the way work is done, has been transformed. The lines are...

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Out Now – The 2016-2017 ePayables Tech and Innovation Outlook Report!

Editor’s Note: Get your hands on Ardent Partners’ latest and greatest ePayables report, the 2016-2017 ePayables Technology and Innovation Outlook, available for download here (registration required). The drive for enhanced data visibility has resulted in increased attention on accounts payable (AP), as well as a greater willingness to invest in improving the function beyond simply...

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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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