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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.

Technology Round-Up – Contingent Workforce Management Edition

Randstad Sourceright Partners with TalentWave to Drive IC Compliance On October 10, Randstad Sourceright, a Netherlands-based provider of talent management solutions, announced that it has partnered with TalentWave, a California-based provider of contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, in a joint venture to improve independent contractor (IC) compliance for their customers. Under the partnership, Randstad will integrate TalentWave’s...

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The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Adapting to a New World of Work

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners’ latest report, The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Adapting to a New World of Work, is ready for instant download. Click this link to get your free copy (registration required). The business world is changing. The way work is addressed, the way work is done, has been transformed. The lines are...

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Technology Round-Up – November 15, 2016

Directworks Announces Updated Sourcing and Supplier Management Tool, Directworks 4 On October 3, Directworks, the Pennsylvania-based provider of sourcing and supplier management solutions for the cloud, announced that it has updated its cloud-based sourcing and supplier management tool, Directworks 4 with two new features: Product Manager and Supplier Parts Qualification. Product Manager provides internal and...

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Technology Round-Up – November 8, 2016

GEP Partners with Global Risk Management Solutions to Enhance Risk Management Capabilities On November 2, GEP, a New Jersey-based provider of procurement software and business process outsourcing (BPO) services, announced that it has partnered with Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS), a supplier risk analysis solution provider, to enhance GEP’s cloud-based source-to-pay platform, SMART by GEP....

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Out Now – The 2016-2017 ePayables Tech and Innovation Outlook Report!

Editor’s Note: Get your hands on Ardent Partners’ latest and greatest ePayables report, the 2016-2017 ePayables Technology and Innovation Outlook, available for download here (registration required). The drive for enhanced data visibility has resulted in increased attention on accounts payable (AP), as well as a greater willingness to invest in improving the function beyond simply...

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Webinar! Navigating the Future of External Workforce Management (November 10)

Next Thursday, join Ardent Partners’ resident Contingent Workforce Management expert and VP of Operations, Christopher J. Dwyer, in partnership with SAP Fieldglass and Spectra Energy, for a complimentary webinar on Navigating the Future of External Workforce Management (click to register)! This webinar will highlight the critical market trends that are shaping the non-employee workforce industry, particularly the...

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CPO (Virtual) Roundtable: Make Spend Management a Business Imperative

Hear from “3 CPOs” in an amazing roundtable discussion on Wednesday, November 9 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET! Learn the strategies that three Best-in-Class CPOs used to transform their departments. CPO Rising Readers won’t want to miss this exclusive online event. The average procurement department manages 64% of total spend. Attendees of this virtual roundtable discussion...

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CPO News – October 28, 2016

Caroline Tissot Named Chief Group Procurement Officer at AccorHotels AccorHotels, a Paris, France-based multinational hotel group that operates hotels in 94 countries, announced that Caroline Tissot has been named Chief Group Procurement Officer of  In her new role, Tissot will oversee procurement activities of local and regional procurement teams. She will report directly to the Deputy...

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Upcoming Webinar: Adapting to the Gig Economy

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners is excited to join DCR Workforce next Wednesday, November 2 (at 1pm Eastern) for a complimentary webinar that will focus on the impact of the “gig economy,” what it means from an impact perspective to contingent workforce leaders, and how, in the year ahead, organizations can drive continued value from their...

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Webinar! Transforming Procurement through Agility, Collaboration, Technology, and Real-Time Data

If you’re a Chief Procurement Officer or supply management leader, we must ask: what will your organization look like in three to five years? Do you know what steps you need to take now to transform your procurement organization for the future? If the answers are hazy, or if you simply want to learn how to improve...

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