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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.

P2P Technology Round-Up – June 15, 2017

CPO Rising’s P2P Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of ePayables, P2P and B2B payment solution provider news and updates from the past month. CDPQ Leads $300 Million Growth Equity Investment in AvidXchange AvidXchange, a leading financial technology provider of accounts payable and payment automation, recently announced the signing of $300 million in financing, including...

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Ardent Partners Announces Theme to Upcoming CPO Conference

Boston in June is a great place to be…. But this year, Boston in November is the place for all CPOs and those that aspire to the role to be too. That’s because Ardent Partners is hosting its annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit on November 8 and 9 at the historic Harvard Club in Boston’s Back...

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Technology Round-Up – June 8, 2017

CPO Rising’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of procurement and supply management solution-provider news and updates from the past month to share with our community. If you are a sourcing, procurement, or spend management solution provider and you have news to share with us, please drop us a note at editor at cporising dot com....

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CPO Rising 2017 – Bridging the Technology Gap

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Bridging The Technology Gap Major technological change does not simply pervade the modern world, it has come to define it. Today’s blistering pace of innovation makes...

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The CPO’s Agenda 2017: Same Pressures, New Responses

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few weeks,...

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CPO Rising Summit – Call for Speakers

Ardent Partners is looking for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to present on mainstage presentations, lead breakout sessions, and join executive panel discussions at CPO Rising 2017. If you or someone you know is an experienced procurement leader with a gift for communication and a passion for procurement,...

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ISM 2017 Round-Up: Top Five Highlights from Orlando

Last week, Andrew Bartolini and I had the great pleasure of attending the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in sunny (and muggy) Orlando, Florida. The four-day event featured renowned procurement leaders, industry practitioners, and prestigious public figures from around the world who descended upon Disney World to learn from each other, be inspired...

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Happy Memorial Day From Ardent Partners

Memorial Day in the United States has different meaning for different people. For many, it is a weekend to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces in defense of our liberties and national interests and pay our respects. For others, it is a chance to “hit pause” on...

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David Cameron Keynotes ISM’s Annual Conference in Orlando

On Day 2 of the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in Orlando, the Rt. honourable David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, gave an impassioned speech to more than 2,500 procurement and supply management leaders and practitioners on geopolitics and supply management. ISM leaders invited Mr. Cameron to speak at this year’s...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Jack Mulloy of BuyerQuest – Part II

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of an interview by Andrew Bartolini with Jack Mulloy, CEO of BuyerQuest. Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Last week, we began our profile of BuyerQuest CEO, Jack Mulloy, and how over his more than 25 years in the B2B and procurement technology industry, he...

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