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Strategy  // Posts tagged as "Strategy"

HomeArticles Sponsors Emphasizing the “Agility” in Today’s Agile Talent

Freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, professional services…pick your preference; they are all part of the on-demand, non-employee workforce that comprises over a third (35%) of today’s total global workforce. As engagement methods, core contingent workforce management (CWM) solutions, and talent accessibility continue to evolve in the global marketplace, it is crucial for executives in all walks...

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Why “On-Demand” is Shaping the Future of Work

Editor’s note: If you find today’s article insightful, take a moment to download our Contingent Workforce Management: 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, available here. This report not only highlights the evolution of technology, software, and solutions in the non-employee workforce industry, but also discusses the “path ahead” as innovation continues to transform (and disrupt!)...

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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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CPO Rising 2016: Better Communicating Procurement Value and 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 – Contract Management

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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CPO Rising 2016: Why CPOs Must Align Procurement More Closely with the Enterprise (and How)

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 and...

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Tradeshift Announces Go, Hyper Acquisition at Innovation Day

On Wednesday, June 22, San Francisco-based Tradeshift held an “Innovation Day” at the Hotel Eventi in Mid-Town Manhattan where they made several major product and brand announcements and focused on its main theme of innovation to a room packed with supply management industry analysts. Tradeshift CEO and co-founder, Christian Lanng, kicked off the event with a “state...

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CPO Rising 2016: The Continued De-Emphasis on Savings

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 and...

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Technology Round-Up – June 30, 2016

Zycus Integrates DocuSign Features into Contract Platform On June 14, Zycus, the New Jersey-based provider of source-to-pay procurement solutions, announced that it has integrated DocuSign’s eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (“DTM”) features into its iContract platform, which ought to increase the speed and efficiency for Zycus users and increase enterprise savings. With DocuSign’s two flagship features integrated with...

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

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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