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Process  // Posts tagged as "Process"

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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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Unlocking Cash with Supply Chain Finance

As businesses continue to eliminate manual- and paper-based processes from the front-end of the accounts payable (“AP”) function, attention has turned to streamlining and driving more value from the payment phase of the ePayables Framework. Beyond increasing the number of suppliers that accept payment electronically instead of via paper check, there are a few innovative...

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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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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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Webinar! The Future of Procurement Analytics: How to Get BIG Value from BIG Data

For those working in procurement and supply management, BIG Data is a BIG opportunity…don’t let it become a BIG Problem! Join Ardent Partners and Tamr on a webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 PM. Learn More and Register Now! Webinar Details: Business is becoming more and more data driven – within many leading enterprises, data has become a...

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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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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – Spend Analysis

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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How Source-to-Settle Solutions Manage (and Leverage) Big Data – A Series Introduction

In the digital age, organizations as a whole and procurement departments in particular swim in data. It is everywhere, spread across an alphabet soup of internal and external systems – some connected, some not; some refined, some not; some structured, some not. It wasn’t always this way. Twenty-five years ago, the procurement function was manual,...

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eSourcing: Five Lessons Learned from Gregg Brandyberry

Today, we highlight the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit, Gregg sat on a lively CPO Panel Discussion: Procurement Agility in the Age of...

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How to Counter the “Unknown Unknowns” in Supply Risk Management

Some of the most interesting facets of supply risk management revolve around the unknown – what could happen, under what circumstances, what the impact could be, and what to do about it. Many people lose sleep over the unknowns in their professional (and personal) lives, at least until they have nailed down some specifics and...

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