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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage eSourcing for Superior Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Supplier Information 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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ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

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. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team is now positioned to evolve...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 110: What is Agile Talent and What is Its Impact?

This week’s edition of the Contingent Workforce Weekly podcast highlights the role of “agile talent” in today’s contingent workforce and why “agility” must be emphasized within this new concept. Today’s episode also: Discusses the three areas that must be addressed in any agile talent engagement strategy Provides some context into how agile talent is perceived...

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Technology Round-Up – July 28, 2016

Lavante Release Financial Results for the First Half of 2016 On July 12, Lavante, Inc., a cloud-based supplier management solution provider based in San Jose, CA, announced financial results for the first half of 2016. Company officials attributed strong revenue, client, and business growth to its quarterly solution release cycles, especially the release of SIM 6.0. This...

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HomeArticles Sponsors Emphasizing the “Agility” in Today’s Agile Talent

Freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, professional services…pick your preference; they are all part of the on-demand, non-employee workforce that comprises over a third (35%) of today’s total global workforce. As engagement methods, core contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, and talent accessibility continue to evolve in the global marketplace, it is crucial for executives in all walks...

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Why “On-Demand” is Shaping the Future of Work

Editor’s note: If you find today’s article insightful, take a moment to download our Contingent Workforce Management: 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, available here. This report not only highlights the evolution of technology, software, and solutions in the non-employee workforce industry, but also discusses the “path ahead” as innovation continues to transform (and disrupt!)...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage Spend Analysis for Superior Performance

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers...

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Technology Round-Up – July 21, 2016

Determine Updates Cloud-based Contract and Source-to-Pay Platform On July 18, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced several updates to Determine Cloud Platform, its SaaS-based enterprise contract lifecycle management and source-to-pay platform. Specific updates include new user interface (UI) / user experience (UX), which are said to...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 109: Online Staffing and the Evolution of Talent

Welcome to another edition of Contingent Workforce Weekly, CPORising.com’s new weekly podcast series focused on the future of work, the contingent workforce, and non-employee workforce management. This week’s episode highlights the impact of online staffing and what it means for the evolution of talent. Check out episode 109 below. Contingent Workforce Weekly is also available...

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