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Performance  // Posts tagged as "Performance"

NEW Survey: The State of Procurement 2018 – Age of Intelligence

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of...

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Reflections on The CPO Rising 2017 Summit (Part 3): We Are All Game-changers

Today’s article is the third installment in a series we’re running on the CPO Rising Summit we held last month at the Harvard Club of Boston. It’s been over a month since our second-annual event, and as we end the year, we’re taking some time to pause and reflect not only on 2017, but also on...

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Technology Round-Up – November 30, 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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Webinar! Transforming Accounts Payable for the 21st Century

Several layers of today’s accounts payable (“AP”) function have gone unnoticed in recent years. As modern organizations continue to look internally for competitive advantages, they will soon realize that taking a strategic approach towards more tactical measures, such as those inherent to AP, can drive considerable value beyond basic cost efficiencies. In the contemporary business...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage eSourcing for Superior Performance

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...

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Five AP Metrics that Matter

Building a business case for accounts payable (“AP”) automation is a critical part of transforming the invoice management process. Without a detailed business case that can convince stakeholders to invest in automating the AP function, the unit will remain beholden to time-intensive manual processes that drain enterprise resources. Understanding current AP performance is crucial to...

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Technology Round-Up – February 11, 2016

Accruent Announces 2015 Financial Results On January 19, Accruent, the Austin, Texas-based  provider of cloud-based software solutions that manage indirect spend categories like facilities and real estate management, announced financial results for calendar year 2015. Accruent reported year-over-year growth in many key areas, like revenue and software bookings, each by 43%. It also added 171 customers, gained new...

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Research Preview: The State of Strategic Sourcing – Best-in-Class Performance

Ardent Partners is pleased to announce the publication of The State of Strategic Sourcing 2015: The Four Pillars of Sourcing Success report. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative annual research report by clicking here. Every year, the pace of business continues to accelerate, forcing enterprise sourcing teams to adapt to changes and shifts within global...

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Ardent’s Annual CPO Survey is Live (“The Art & Science of Procurement”)

Ardent Partners conducts one CPO-focused market research study each year and we’d like to invite you to participate in it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a full view into the current “State of Procurement” when the report publishes in March. CPO...

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The CPO Scorecard – How to Keep Score in Procurement

“Selecting the right metrics and gaining credibility for them is much more important than the numbers themselves.” - Chief Procurement Officer, Financial Services Company Businesses measure their revenues and profits for a reason – because they matter. These numbers matter to employees, they matter to owners and shareholders, and they matter to customers and suppliers....

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