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Ardent Partners – Research with Results!

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.

New Webinar from Ardent Partners – The State of ePayables 2017

The speed and complexity of business continue to accelerate, forcing Accounts Payable (AP) and finance professionals to adapt to new market conditions and react to new challenges and opportunities. The AP function has risen in stature, prominence, and impact within the enterprise over the past few years, but the larger opportunities for value creation still...

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Webinar! Strategic Spend Management – Last Chance to Register (9/27)!

“By surveying thousands of distinct organizations over the years, Ardent Partners has been able to clearly establish that the groups that manage very high levels of spend perform significantly better across the other key performance and operational metrics tracked by procurement departments.” ~ Andrew Bartolini, The CPO Rising 2017 Report With that in mind, join us...

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Aquiire’s Move to “Real-Time” Procurement

Last week the Ardent Partners team participated a briefing with the executive team at Aquiire to get a general update on the company, its recent successes, and the general direction of its solutions and strategy. On the interview were Mike Palackdharry, President and CEO, Tulsi Zeidman, Head of Strategic Solutions, Kevin Smith, VP Marketing and Alliances, and Sundar Kadayam, Chief...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back Bill McNally of NASA

Last year, we were fortunate to have Bill McNally, deputy chief acquisition officer at NASA, who directs procurement across the entire space agency, join Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit. He and his panel were such a hit at last year’s event (and on an IBM-sponsored CPO Roundtable Series) that we’re welcoming Bill back to...

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Technology Round-Up – September 21, 2017

Ardent’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of supply management technology 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. Thanks, and enjoy!...

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Total Workforce Management’s Place in the New World of Work

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the progressive workforce model discussed in today’s article, download our latest report, The Modern Guide to Total Workforce Management, by clicking here, here, or here. Any executive that takes a short peek outside of their business will notice something astounding: founded on innovative talent engagement methods, the...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Uldis Sipols

I’ve known Uldis Sipols for many years and am pleased to announce that he will be serving as the Chairperson on Day One of the CPO Rising 2017 Summit. Uldis began his 40-year career in procurement in the way that many people in the industry do – he sort of stumbled into it. After earning his MBA...

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Webinar! Strategic Spend Management: Best-in-Class Strategies for CPO Success

Join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and special guests from BuyerQuest and Kimberly-Clark in an exclusive webinar on Wednesday, September 27th at 2 PM ET, sponsored by BuyerQuest, where they will discuss the Best-in-Class strategies to improve spend management. Click here to register! Spend under Management refers to the percentage of total enterprise spend (which is comprised of...

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Technology Round-Up – September 14, 2017

Ardent’s Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of supply management technology 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. Thanks, and enjoy!...

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CPO Rising 2017: Technology Mastery

There is a very clear difference between doing something and doing something well. This concept rings true for the users of supply management technology who, by and large, struggle to use it well. Getting a team to consistently use technology to deliver dependable results is more difficult than it would seem; and empirical research on...

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