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Ardent Partners Research  // Posts tagged as "Ardent Partners Research"

CPO Rising 2016: The Continued De-Emphasis on Savings

Editor’s Note: Today and for the next few weeks, we will feature a series of articles based in large part on Ardent Partners’ flagship research report, CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement (click to download). This benchmark report, sponsored by SAP Ariba, is based on the experiences of 331 Chief Procurement Officers and...

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ePayables 2016: Is AP Prepared for the Decade Ahead?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The business world is changing. New technologies and dynamic challenges...

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Upcoming Webinar: ePayables 2016: Eyes on the Prize

In 2016, the accounts payable (“AP”) team is well positioned to move beyond providing value to the enterprise based on increased efficiency and towards becoming an intelligence hub for the organization at large. The AP teams that have their “eyes on the prize” now must aim to become the sort of strategic partner that can...

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ePayables 2016: AP’s Perception Problem

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Perception is one of the most important facets of a...

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The Role of Technology in Today’s Contingent Workforce Programs

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is another peek at the new Contingent Workforce Management: The 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, written by Ardent’s resident non-employee workforce expert, Christopher J. Dwyer. Click here to download the full report, and be sure to check out Christopher’s podcast, Contingent Workforce Weekly, for deeper discussion of the major themes...

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The Accounts Payable Team Needs to Keep Its “Eyes on the Prize” (New Report)

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Over the next few weeks, CPO Rising will feature a handful of articles highlighting key discussion points from the report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team in many enterprises...

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Procurement Analytics in 2016: The Quest for Visibility

Editor’s Note: Today we’re talking about procurement analytics and the quest for visibility in 2016. On June 23, we’re going to be discussing The Future of Procurement Analytics: How to Get Big Value from Big Data in a webinar sponsored by Tamr. If you’d like to learn more about this topic, we invite you to register for...

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Webinar! It Pays to Pay Electronically: What Does Paperless Mean to You?

For many in Procurement and Accounts Payable, going paperless cuts out a lot of the pain associated with manual processing. ePayments are often described as a digital easy button. But not so quick – unfortunately, getting suppliers to accept your electronic payments can be a struggle. As organizations expand their capabilities in Procure to Pay...

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New Webinar – CPO Rising 2016: The Art and Science of Procurement

As our readers know, CPO Rising is the name of this website, but it is also the name of both our annual CPO research study and event. Well, I am happy to say that the report is ready to be published at the end of the month. We will also be hosting a webinar that will provide a...

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Upcoming Webinar: Contingent Workforce Management and the On-Demand Enterprise

The world of talent engagement is in full disruption mode. Not only are the lines between traditional and non-employee labor blurred more now than in years past, the solutions and platforms behind talent engagement are sparking innovation at a rapid rate. Although today’s non-employee labor comprises 35% of the total workforce, within the next few...

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