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Collaboration  // Posts tagged as "Collaboration"

CPO Rising 2017 Topic: Strategies to Build a Better CFO Relationship

Building and maintaining a healthy working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral part of many Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO’s) job — largely because many CPOs report directly to CFOs, but also because AP/Finance and Procurement are such integral partners. As a result, building better CFO-CPO relationships will be a big topic at CPO...

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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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Technology Round-Up – July 28, 2016

Lavante Release Financial Results for the First Half of 2016 On July 12, Lavante, Inc., a cloud-based supplier management solution provider based in San Jose, CA, announced financial results for the first half of 2016. Company officials attributed strong revenue, client, and business growth to its quarterly solution release cycles, especially the release of SIM 6.0. This...

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Technology Round-Up – July 21, 2016

Determine Updates Cloud-based Contract and Source-to-Pay Platform On July 18, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced several updates to Determine Cloud Platform, its SaaS-based enterprise contract lifecycle management and source-to-pay platform. Specific updates include new user interface (UI) / user experience (UX), which are said to...

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Technology Round-Up – June 17, 2016

ESM Solutions Announces New Sourcing Tool On May 18, ESM Solutions, the Pennsylvania-based company that provides SaaS-based sourcing and P2P solutions, announced the release of a new suite of sourcing solutions aptly called “ESM Sourcing.” The new suite brings automation of RFx production and modularity to the sourcing game, allowing users to customize the suite as needed. They...

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A CPO and a Diplomat’s View of Supply Risk Management

One of the realities of the modern business environment is that Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and their teams increasingly must dive into the murky and ever expanding waters of supply risk and get their hands dirty. The further they dive, the dirtier their hands can get; but this is not only their job in 2016,...

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Four Common Traits of Successful CPOs

There is no doubt that the impact of globalization has affected the procurement function in a profound manner. From core sourcing principles to supplier management processes, the evolution of business and commerce actively impacts how procurement professionals do their jobs. As new technologies emerge and the standards of business change, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and...

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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step Five: External Stakeholder Engagement

Editor’s Note: Procurement transformation will be a big topic at Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2016 executive symposium this spring. Join us in Boston on March 29-30 for what is shaping up to be the procurement event of the year. Register here! Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple...

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BravoSolution: Setting Its Sights on 2016 with Source-to-Settle Innovation

Recently, the analyst team at Ardent Partners sat down with BravoSolution’s President and CEO, Jim Wetekamp, Vice President of Global Marketing, Andrea Brody, and Chief Strategy Officer, Florian Winterstein, for an overview of the company’s recent performance and a detailed discussion of the latest release of BravoAdvantage, the company’s solution suite. Readers may recall that in June, BravoSolution first...

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Procurement Should Become a Hub for Supplier Innovation

Join us on March 29 & 30, 2016 at the Harvard Club of Boston for CPO Rising 2016: The Agility Agenda. This executive summit will bring together business executives and supply management leaders for a day and a half of keynote presentations and panel discussions on the issues that they face today. CPOs and procurement practitioners...

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