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ePayables 2016: Reaching the “Next Level” of AP 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. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Moving to the “next level” of performance is not an...

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Upcoming Webinar: How AP Departments Can Maximize ROI and Efficiencies in 2016

2016 has proven to be transformative for many accounts payable (“AP”) teams. AP departments have positioned themselves as strategic business partners that can increase efficiencies and make an impact on business operations far beyond AP’s traditional sphere of influence. AP teams interested in moving to a higher level of performance must garner the support of...

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CPO Rising 2016: Better Communicating Procurement Value and 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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CPO News – July 15, 2016

Raymond Schlaff Joins Wood Group As Chief Procurement Officer Earlier this spring, multiple oil and gas trade publications reported that Raymond Schlaff, a 30 year procurement veteran, was selected as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at Wood Group, a UK-based international energy services firm. In his new role, Schlaff will be...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 108: Sneak Peek of Ardent’s Upcoming Contingent Workforce Management Strategy Guide

This week’s edition of Contingent Workforce Weekly is a “sneak peek” at Ardent’s upcoming Contingent Workforce Management Strategy Guide, a new report that highlights how organizations can enhance the strategy-based components of their contingent workforce management (CWM) programs. The new report, as detailed in this week’s podcast, also includes a “Best-in-Class blueprint” for instituting procurement and HR...

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ePayables 2016: How is AP’s Performance Evaluated 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. Intelligence is one of the most powerful attributes of any...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Contract 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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CPO Rising 2016: Why CPOs Must Align Procurement More Closely with the Enterprise (and How)

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 and...

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ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

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 modern enterprise generates multiple data streams throughout the business....

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Technology Round-Up – July 8, 2016

SutiSoft Launches New Spend Management Platform On June 23, SutiSoft, a California-based provider of cloud-based software solutions, announced the release of its Spend Management Platform for upstream, procurement and downstream, payables activities. It is comprised of seven legacy, cloud-based applications, notably Expense Management, Travel Booking, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Analytics, and Single Sign-On, that are conjoined on a...

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