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Upcoming Webinar: Adapting to the Gig Economy

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners is excited to join DCR Workforce next Wednesday, November 2 (at 1pm Eastern) for a complimentary webinar that will focus on the impact of the “gig economy,” what it means from an impact perspective to contingent workforce leaders, and how, in the year ahead, organizations can drive continued value from their...

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Webinar! Transforming Procurement through Agility, Collaboration, Technology, and Real-Time Data

If you’re a Chief Procurement Officer or supply management leader, we must ask: what will your organization look like in three to five years? Do you know what steps you need to take now to transform your procurement organization for the future? If the answers are hazy, or if you simply want to learn how to improve...

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Technology Round-Up – October 18, 2016

Coupa Conducts Successful IPO On Thursday, October 6, Coupa (Nasdaq: Coup), the California-based provider of spend management solutions for the cloud, made its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO), with Coupa CEO and President Rob Bernshteyn ringing in the bell at the NASDAQ Global Market and ushering in a new era for the company. Coupa priced its 7.4...

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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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Procurement Influencer Series: Rob Bernshteyn of Coupa Part II

Publisher’s note: It should be noted that earlier this week, Coupa conducted a highly successful IPO . This is big industry news. We will look at the implications for the company and the supply management technology market in a future article. Last month, I sat down with Rob Bernshteyn, President and CEO of Coupa, the California-based provider of spend...

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Dispatch from IBM Empower 2016

rdent’s analysts attend dozens of conferences each year. Typically our coverage of an event lags the event by days (and sometimes, unavoidably, by weeks), but our research objective/goal is not to be first to market, but rather to deliver reflective, value-added analysis of an event that is relevant to our readers. Today, however, I’ll try...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Supply Risk 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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The Trends (and Benefits) of Cloud-Based Technology Adoption: CPOs Take Notice

As we discussed in our latest report, Cloud-based solutions are revolutionizing the way that enterprises conduct business. These web-based versions of common business tools, like analytics or document management tools, retain most or all of the functionality of their desktop versions and provide significant access, customization, and utility to end users. More organizations are ditching on-premises...

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Next-Gen Contingent Workforce Management Analytics – Part I

The most interesting aspect regarding the current state of the typical contingent workforce is how the “contingent workforce umbrella” has transformed a once-underutilized strategy into a dominant corporate force. It wasn’t until the economic downturn of the late 00s that contingent labor captured the attention of business executives. Forced to “do more with less,” corporations...

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Technology Round-Up – September 27, 2016

Zycus Partners with Global Risk Management Solutions On September 09, Zycus, the New Jersey-based provider of source-to-pay procurement solutions,announced that it has partnered with Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS), a supplier risk analysis solution provider. Terms of the partnership were not revealed, and it is not clear how Zycus and GRMS will go to market with their partnership....

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