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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.

Announcing the “State of Procurement 2017” Survey

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15-20 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective...

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Webinar! Procurement 2017: Big Trends & Predictions – Register Now!

Are you ready for 2017? Join Ardent Partners’ analysts, Andrew Bartolini and Christopher Dwyer, on Thursday, January 26 between 2 and 3 PM EST, for our Procurement 2017: Big Trends & Predictions webinar! This webinar, sponsored by Tradeshift & IQNavigator/Beeline, will help you and your team prepare for what will be a very interesting year for global...

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Technology Round-Up – December 22, 2016

Ivalua Partners with KPMG to Enhance Source-to-Pay Capabilities On December 6, Ivalua, a California-based provider of spend management solutions for the cloud, announced that it has partnered with KPMG, the Amsterdam-based auditing and management consulting firm, in a joint effort to provide enhanced source-to-pay capabilities to procurement departments. As partners, Ivalua will align its cloud-based spend management solutions...

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ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: Join us next Tuesday, December 20th at 2 PM EST for a complimentary webinar where Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, will share our Outlook for AP technology in 2017 including P2P. Register here! Now, enjoy Andrew’s article… It is time to give Accounts Payable (AP) its due as a standalone business process....

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Ardent Analysis: Impact and Implications of IQNavigator and Beeline Merger

Earlier today, we posted a discussion of the merger that was announced last night between IQNavigator (“IQN”) and Beeline. This article continues that discussion with additional analysis The global contingent workforce is growing at a rapid pace, with 38% of the average business’ workforce considered non-employee (including contractors, freelancers, professional services, etc.). And, with the...

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Navigating Towards the Future: IQNavigator and Beeline Announce Merger

For most technology industries, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity happens on a consistent basis, owing to the progressive nature of software and business requirements. In the world of contingent workforce management, most M&A activity has been limited to larger platforms that expand their breadth of functionality by acquiring smaller solutions to keep up with evolving...

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Technology Round-Up – December 13, 2016

Rosslyn Data Technologies Partners with Dun & Bradstreet for Self-Service Spend Analysis On November 10, London-based Rosslyn Data Technologies, which provides cloud-based big data management and analytics solutions for enterprise procurement teams, announced that it has partnered with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the New Jersey-based provider of third-party credit, market intelligence, and risk information, to provide procurement...

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Technology Round-Up – December 6, 2016

Basware Launches Catalog Management Service, Marketplace On November 29, Basware, the Finland-based provider of e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay (P2P) solutions, announced that it has launched Marketplace, a catalog management service on the Basware Network. Marketplace had already been available to customers in the UK, and following a successful run there, it is now being opened up to other countries for...

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Webinar! AP Automation 2017: The Next Level in Strategy & Innovation – Register Today!

From new technology in finance automation to new strategies for growth and revenue, the B2B landscape has undergone mega-millennial modernization. A lot has happened. Are you caught up? Join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and representatives from Corcentric on Thursday, December 15 at 2 PM EST on this free webinar, AP Automation 2017:...

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CPO News – December 2, 2016

Vivint Appoints New CPO Vivint Smart Home, the largest smart home services provider in North America, announced this week that it has appointed David Porter as the company’s new Chief Procurement Officer. Porter brings 18 years of supply chain experience to the role, including a variety of executive positions at Cummins Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of diesel...

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