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Predictions  // Posts tagged as "Predictions"

What is the State of Procurement Tech in 2018? And What are the Procurement Trends and Predictions? Last Chance to Find Out!

Tonight, the President of the United States will travel to Capital Hill to deliver the annual State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress and the American people. It is an American tradition, and a celebrated moment for presidential administrations, legislators, and the electorate. It is a chance for presidents to triumphantly reflect on the...

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Upcoming Webinar: Procurement 2016: Big Trends and Predictions

The procurement industry is constantly evolving and shifting, forcing supply management professionals across the globe to prepare for change and respond to rapid innovation in supply markets, changing dynamics in both market and regulatory environments, as well as the generally increasing speed of commerce. 2015 saw advancements in global interconnectivity, the viability of business networks,...

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Webinar Recap, Part II: Complex Spend Management: Best Practices in CWM

Welcome to an exclusive two-part article series here on CPO Rising that will recap last month’s excitingComplex Spend Management: Best Practices in Contingent Workforce Management webinar, which was hosted by Ardent Partners and sponsored by Beeline. If you missed the webinar last month, click here to check out a recording of the event, which featured...

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How Did We Do? Revisiting Our 2014 Predictions (Part II)

In 2014, we made some bold predictions. Now an even bolder move….. we evaluate and grade them. This is Part 2, here is Part 1. Since I was behind many of the predictions, I’ve asked Matt York to grade how we did in an interactive two-part discussion. Last January, our team delivered a webinar entitled, “Procurement 2014: Big...

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ePayables: Big Trends & Predictions for 2015 (Webinar)

Ardent Partners research over the past five years has shown that the use of B2B electronic payments (ePayments) is on the rise, having captured the attention of finance and AP leaders around the globe. Paper checks, while still prevalent, are in retreat from ePayment methods such as ACH, payment networks, commercial cards, and wire transfers...

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What Does 2015 Hold for Travel and Expense Management?

Frequent visitors to CPO Rising will know that the complex category of business travel has increasingly become a bigger line-item at the average enterprise. In fact, the current business travel industry has not seen this level of growth since long before the economic downturn of last decade. As we move into a new year, what...

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How Did We Do? Revisiting Our 2014 Predictions (Part I)

January is a time for resolutions and predictions. We have many planned for you this month, but, before we dive into out 2015 ideas, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how we did with our 2014 predictions. Since I was behind many of the predictions, I’ve asked Matt to grade...

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The Strategic Meetings Management Program of 2017: A Three-Year Outlook

Strategic meetings and events have become a prime means of recognizing top enterprise performers (incentive events), connecting with key customers (client-focused meetings), and driving new revenue streams via targeted conferences and exhibitions. The contemporary strategic meetings management program (SMMP), a phrase utilized to describe a series of capabilities and attributes that are leveraged to manage...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Tim Minahan of SAP Talks About What’s Next for Procurement

I first heard of Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Cloud and Line of Businesswhen his job description literally included the term “procurement influencer” in his role as Chief Service Officer and SVP, Global Supply Research at the Aberdeen Group. For many years Tim was our industry’s leading analyst and advisor on supply management and technology...

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The Age of Socially-Sourced Talent in CWM

We all may be sick of hearing the phrases “the war on talent” or “the talent wars,” however, the very truth of contemporary contingent workforce management (CWM) dictates that talent is a primary focus for achieving core business objectives through temporary labor. It’s no great secret that the CWM industry has been evolving for quite some...

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