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Supplier Relationship Management  // Posts tagged as "Supplier Relationship Management"

Determine: Enhancing P2P and More in 2018

Members of Ardent Partners’ analyst team took a briefing from the team at Determine covering the company’s recent procure-to-pay (P2P) product enhancements and its product roadmap for 2018. The briefing was led by Julian Nadaud, chief product officer, and included both Gerard Dahan, CMO and SVP of EMEA, and Tom Chung, VP of brand marketing. Company Background Determine, Inc. is...

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How New or Improved Technologies Can Transform Procurement – Supplier Management

As Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) and procurement practitioners move into 2016, they have the need and 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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How to Transform Procurement in Five Steps – Step Five: External Stakeholder Engagement

Editor’s Note: Procurement transformation will be a big topic at Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2016 executive symposium this spring. Join us in Boston on March 29-30 for what is shaping up to be the procurement event of the year. Register here! Procurement transformation has become a familiar topic here on CPO Rising, particularly over the past couple...

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Procurement Should Become a Hub for Supplier Innovation

Join us on March 29 & 30, 2016 at the Harvard Club of Boston for CPO Rising 2016: The Agility Agenda. This executive summit will bring together business executives and supply management leaders for a day and a half of keynote presentations and panel discussions on the issues that they face today. CPOs and procurement practitioners...

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Technology Round-Up – December 10, 2015

SciQuest Updates Spend Automation Suite with Strategic Sourcing Capabilities Last week, North Carolina-based SciQuest (Nasdaq: SQI), which offers automated spend management solutions for procurement practitioners, announced that it has updated its spend automation suite with a number of strategic sourcing capabilities to make it an end-to-end platform. According to SciQuest officials, the new release integrates Spend Radar, which...

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Technology Round-Up – November 19, 2015

Intrigo Announces Collaboration with Ariba on Direct Materials Procurement Intrigo Systems, a California-based integrated business planning (IBP) and managed service provider (MSP) for SAP solutions, announced that it is partnering with Ariba, an SAP Company, to offer direct materials procurement and supply chain collaboration to its customers via the Ariba Network. Now, Intrigo clients will be able to manage...

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What the Defense Contract Management Agency can Teach us about Better Buying

In an article from Federal News Radio, it was reported that the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is seeking to improve and standardize decision making among its geographically dispersed network of buyers, as well as better manage the performance of defense sub-contractors and second-tier suppliers. Both efforts are part of a larger, Department of Defense (DoD)-wide procurement initiative known...

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Technology Round-Up – July 10, 2015

IQNavigator Set to Release Improved Vendor Management System In mid May, IQNavigator, the Denver-based provider of non-employee Vendor Management Systems (VMS), announced that it has updated its offering, which will now feature configurable dashboards and automated workflows for on-boarding and off-boarding contingent workers. The update, which will be available in Q1 of 2016, will replace manual, time-...

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BravoAdvantage: Taking Sourcing and Supplier Management to the “Next Level”

Ahead of BravoSolution’s user group in London this week, we caught up with Jim Wetekamp, BravoSolution’s CEO and Andrea Brody, Bravo’s new SVP of Marketing, to get a general update and discuss “BravoAdvantage,” the company’s latest release of its full strategic sourcing and supplier management suite. Bravo by the Numbers With its global footprint, it is sometimes...

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What will the Internet of Things Mean for Procurement? In a Word: Collaboration

In the first installment in this series, CPO Rising highlighted how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact procurement operations and improve the way its people, processes, and technologies operate and drive value throughout the enterprise. As a refresher, IoT has come to mean the interconnection of everyday items that can sense, store, and transmit data...

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