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ISM 2017 Round-Up: Top Five Highlights from Orlando

Last week, Andrew Bartolini and I had the great pleasure of attending the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in sunny (and muggy) Orlando, Florida. The four-day event featured renowned procurement leaders, industry practitioners, and prestigious public figures from around the world who descended upon Disney World to learn from each other, be inspired...

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Technology Round-up – May 22 (Coupa Inspire Edition)

Coupa Inspire was held last week May 16-18 in San Franciso. Ardent Partners analysts were in attendance. During the conference, Coupa Software made many announcements. Today’s Technology Round-up is dedicated to several made at the conference. C-O-U-P-A As he does each year, Coupa’s CEO, Rob Bernshteyn welcomed the crowd with an impassioned keynote address designed more to define...

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P2P Technology Round-Up – May 18, 2017

Ardent Partners’ P2P Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of B2B payment and P2P solution-provider news and updates from the past month. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note at editor at cporising dot com. Thanks, and enjoy!...

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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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The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report… is Now Available

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...

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2017 Beeline Conference Wrap-Up: Connecting, Learning, Succeeding…and Innovating

During this week’s annual Beeline user conference at the Loews Sapphire Resort in Orlando, the Vendor Management System (VMS) solution’s CEO and president, Doug Leeby, stated that the technology market within the non-employee workforce industry is smaller than other major business spaces. However, the most interesting factor in that statement is this: the level of...

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Pumping the Brakes on Blockchain for Procurement

Blockchain, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the tech industry today, and the excitement has spread to supply management. In fact, Blockchain was a major topic at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas in March, particularly since SAP Ariba has joined the Blockchain gang and is endeavoring to bring it...

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Technology Round-Up – May 4, 2017

CPO Rising’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of procurement and supply management solution-provider news and updates from the past month to share with our community. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note at editor at cporising dot...

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Opportunities for Direct Materials eSourcing

At this year’s SAP Ariba Live, SAP Ariba announced that they are making a strategic push into direct materials management, among other things, in an effort to expand their solution footprint, increase spend coverage, and drive towards its goal of having $5 trillion in spend transacted on the Ariba Network. DirectWorks is another company that plays...

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What is Blockchain for Procurement?

Blockchain, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the software and technology industry today, and its notoriety has spread to the procurement and supply management industry. Blockchain was one of the main topics of discussion at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas last month, particularly since SAP Ariba has...

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