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Ardent Partners – Supply Management Experts

Welcome!

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand (1) industry best practices and how to improve performance and (2) the technology landscape and how to identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

We believe our team’s first-hand experience benchmarking enterprise performance and evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients on ways to improve their operations and results.

Ardent Partners also publishes a network of sites that attract and influence key business decision makers in both procurement and finance.

Chief Procurement Officers: Developing Procurement Mastery

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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A Portrait of the CPO as a Young Man or Woman

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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CWM Technology Round-Up – February 23, 2017

DCR Workforce Partners with EdgeVerve on Indirect Procurement Solution Last month, DCR Workforce, a Florida-based Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Vendor Management Systems (VMS) solution developer, announced that it has partnered with EdgeVerve, an Infosys company based out of Bangalore, India, to develop an automated, cloud-based solution to manage indirect procurement spend. The two solution providers will combine...

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CPO News – February 16, 2017

SAIC Names Karen Wheeler Chief Human Resources Officer Northern Virginia-based Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced that Karen Wheeler, SAIC’s Chief Procurement Officer of nearly four years, has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer, effective February 4. Wheeler had been in her post as CPO since July of 2013 and in fact has...

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P2P Tech Round-Up – February 10, 2017

Publisher’s Note: Last call to get our latest P2P research study available here (registration required). NvoicePay and Mastercard Integration will Speed Up Supplier Payments Process In January, Nvoicepay, the accounts payable automation software company for domestic and international b2b payments, recently announced that it will integrate Mastercard’s inControl for Commercial Payments as a way for...

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Technology Round-Up – February 9, 2017

GEP Publishes Procurement Outlook for 2017 On February 8, GEP, a New Jersey-based provider of procurement software and business process outsourcing (BPO) services, published its annual business and economic outlook and analysis of implications for procurement and sourcing teams, dubbed “GEP Procurement Outlook 2017 – Global Supertrends and Their Implications.” The report explores economic and geopolitical factors, including instability,...

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How CIOs and CPOs Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love Innovation

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). Historically, most Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have led their respective organizations independently of one another and focused their resources and efforts accordingly....

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Spend Analysis: The Foundation for Procurement Excellence (Webinar)

Are you free next Tuesday, February 7 at 2 PM? Join us and SpendHQ for a complimentary webinar on Spend Analysis: The Foundation of Procurement Excellence. Register here! Within the world of procurement, it has never been more important for procurement teams to harness the power of their data and transform their functions into true...

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How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take...

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Technology Round-Up – January 26, 2017

Coupa Closes the Loop with Acquisition of Spend360 A couple of weeks ago, Coupa Software, one of the leading supply management solution providers in our industry, announced that it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd, a London-based analytics solution provider that focuses on spend analysis. Terms of the deal were not announced, but we met with...

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