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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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Technology Round-Up – April 20, 2017

CPO Rising’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of 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 com. Thanks, and...

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CPO News – April 6, 2017

Rich Products Names Georgia Dachille as EVP of Global Supply Chain and Technology Earlier this year, Buffalo-based Rich Products Corporation, a multi-national food-service company, announced that it has named Georgia Dachille as its new Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Technology. Dachille ascended to the newly-created role after working at Rich’s for 25 years, most recently as...

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Technology Round-Up – April 4, 2017

Tradeshift Adds Artificial Intelligence Capability to Platform On March 24,  Tradeshift, the California-based provider of supplier collaboration networks, announced that it has added an artificial intelligence (AI) “layer” onto its business/supplier network to boost user functionality and B2B collaboration. Dubbed Tradeshift Ada, the new AI feature leverages machine learning and natural language processing to learn user...

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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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SAP Ariba Live: Making Supply Risk Management Awesome

Earlier this week, Andrew Bartolini and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends, like innovation, customer success stories, and inspiring words from business leaders and practitioners. This year’s Live was particularly inspiring, with speakers from...

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Technology Round-up – March 23, 2017 (SAP Ariba Live Edition)

Earlier this week, Matt York and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends (We’ll have a few articles covering some of the major themes and presentations from the conference in the days ahead). SAP...

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Beeline and IQNavigator Announce New Post-Merger Branding

The technology landscape in the world of non-employee workforce management, in recent years, has proven to be anything but static given the shifts in the speed of business, evolution of talent engagement, and emergence of the “gig economy.” From the continued progression of Vendor Management System (VMS) technology and rise in utilization of online talent...

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Technology Round-Up – March 9, 2017

Determine Announces Financial Results for Q3 2017 On February 9, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2017. GAAP-based revenues and recurring revenues increased slightly from Q2 2017, which Determine President and CEO, Patrick Stakenas, attributed to increased demand for its...

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