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Spend Analysis  // Posts tagged as "Spend Analysis"

How to Navigate Your Spend Analysis Journey: Guideposts for Optimal Solution Selection (Webinar!)

On Tuesday, November 14 at 2 PM ET, join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and SpendHQ’s Chief Revenue Officer, David Bush, for a complimentary webinar entitled, How to Navigate Your Spend Analysis Journey: Guideposts for Optimal Solution Selection (click to register). All spend analysis processes and solutions are not the same, yet there is...

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Spend Analysis: The Foundation for Procurement Excellence (Webinar)

Are you free next Tuesday, February 7 at 2 PM? Join us and SpendHQ for a complimentary webinar on Spend Analysis: The Foundation of Procurement Excellence. Register here! Within the world of procurement, it has never been more important for procurement teams to harness the power of their data and transform their functions into true...

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Going Swifter, Higher, Stronger in 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympics are still going full throttle through this Sunday and I’ve been doing my best to watch as much as I can (how about those American swimmers from Maryland!!). This year, approximately 11,550 athletes representing teams from 205 countries plus two independent teams  (Independent Olympic Team and the Refugee Olympic Team) traveled to Brazil to compete in...

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Scanmarket: Continued Growth and an Eye on a Source-to-Settle Future

The analyst team at Ardent Partners recently sat down with Ole Nielsen, Founder and Chairman ofScanmarket A/S, a European-based provider of strategic sourcing solutions that was founded in 1999. Ole is based in Atlanta where he serves as the President & CEO Scanmarket’s North American Operations. Scanmarket Hits a Growth Spurt According to Ole, Scanmarket had a...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage Spend Analysis 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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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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SAP Ariba Live Case Study: What AbbVie’s Spend Data “Tells” It

On Day 1 of SAP Ariba’s annual user conference, SAP Ariba Live 2016 in Las Vegas, the Ardent Partners analyst team sat in on a presentation entitled, Spend Analysis: What Your Data is Telling You and Why It’s Worth Listening. For more than an hour, several presenters from the pharmaceutical and energy/utilities industries shared very familiar pain points,...

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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement – Spend Analysis and eSourcing

As Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the needand the capability for advanced technology solutions to automate and link the source-to-settle process – upstream, strategic sourcing and downstream, procure-to-pay (P2P). Digital, automated supply management solutions can help overworked and understaffed procurement teams scale resources and extend their power and...

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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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Selectica Rebrands as Determine, Plans to Consolidate Solutions onto One Platform

On Friday, October 16, Selectica, Inc, the San Mateo, CA-based provider of supply management solutions, and the parent company of Iasta and b-pack, announced that it has rebranded itself asDetermine, Inc, and is consolidating its subsidiaries and solutions under one brand and platform, strengthening its position as a source-to-pay (S2P) solution provider. As of Monday, October 19thDetermine, Inc. will now...

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