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Strategy  // Posts tagged as "Strategy"

The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Cash”, which is available for download here. It is a must read for anyone working in procurement, accounts payable, p2P, and treasury. Over the next few weeks, this...

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What Makes Intelligent Procurement “Intelligent?” (Webinar)

Have you ever wondered what truly constitutes artificial intelligence, and what its value proposition is for procurement? Then this webinar is for you! Join us on June 27, 2017 at 2 PM EST for a free webinar, Intelligent Procurement: How Artificial Intelligence Can Expand Value, sponsored by GEP. For nearly two decades, B2B technology has evolved...

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Ardent Partners Announces Theme to Upcoming CPO Conference

Boston in June is a great place to be…. But this year, Boston in November is the place for all CPOs and those that aspire to the role to be too. That’s because Ardent Partners is hosting its annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit on November 8 and 9 at the historic Harvard Club in Boston’s Back...

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CPO Rising 2017 – Bridging the Technology Gap

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Bridging The Technology Gap Major technological change does not simply pervade the modern world, it has come to define it. Today’s blistering pace of innovation makes...

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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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ISM 2017 Round-Up: Top Five Highlights from Orlando

Last week, Andrew Bartolini and I had the great pleasure of attending the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in sunny (and muggy) Orlando, Florida. The four-day event featured renowned procurement leaders, industry practitioners, and prestigious public figures from around the world who descended upon Disney World to learn from each other, be inspired...

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Happy Memorial Day From Ardent Partners

Memorial Day in the United States has different meaning for different people. For many, it is a weekend to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces in defense of our liberties and national interests and pay our respects. For others, it is a chance to “hit pause” on...

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David Cameron Keynotes ISM’s Annual Conference in Orlando

On Day 2 of the Institute for Supply Management’s 102nd annual conference in Orlando, the Rt. honourable David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, gave an impassioned speech to more than 2,500 procurement and supply management leaders and practitioners on geopolitics and supply management. ISM leaders invited Mr. Cameron to speak at this year’s...

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SAP Ariba Partners with IBM Emptoris to Bring Cognitive Procurement to the Masses

This morning at SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP Ariba President, Alex Atzberger announced that his company will partner with IBM Emptoris to bring cognitive procurement to the Ariba Network of more than 2.5 million users.  Ardent Partners connected with Alex and Mike O’Leary, Director, Procurement Solutions and Supply Chain Insights, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, prior to the announcement to...

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CPO Rising 2017 Report: Extreme Technology Adoption

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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