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Suppliers  // Posts tagged as "Suppliers"

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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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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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate

On Tuesday, March 29th, we had the pleasure of hearing Robert “Bob” Kane speak at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit here in Boston. He delivered a fascinating breakout presentation on Supply Chain Risk: Managing Supplier Risk in a Tough Global Climate. Bob knows a thing or two about managing supplier risk – he’s the Vice President of Procurement, Sourcing,...

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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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Technology Round-Up – March 24, 2016

E2Open Acquires Terra Technology On March 8, E2Open (NASDAQ: EOPN), a California-based provider of supply chain collaboration, planning, and execution solutions for the cloud, announced that it acquired Terra Technology, the Connecticut-based provider of supply chain demand, forecasting, and planning solutions, for an undisclosed sum. According to company officials, the deal will allow both companies to synergize their...

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Technology Round-Up – February 4, 2016

Coupa Announces Contractually Acquisition Last week, Coupa, the California-based provider of spend management solutions for the cloud, provided Ardent Partners with a briefing on its recent acquisition of Contractually, the Vancouver, Canada-based provider of contract authoring and processing solutions. According to company officials, Coupa’s decision to acquire Contractually was based largely on customer demand for contract authoring 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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Technology Round-Up – December 23, 2015

Coupa Partners with Amazon Business to Enhance Enterprise Purchasing Last week, Coupa, the California-based provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, announced that it is partnering with Amazon Business to enhance B2B relationships by offering its clients access to millions of suppliers and hundreds of millions of products. With the partnership, Coupa customers can now take advantage of Amazon’s search,...

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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 – November 12, 2015

Capita Outsourcing Seeks to Acquire Rival Xchanging It has been widely reported that Capita, a London-based business process management and outsourcing services provider, recently launched a bid to acquire Chicago-based Xchanging, which provides cloud-based software and procurement services as well as outsourcing services. According to Sky News, Capita has offered Xchanging more than 400 million British pounds to...

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