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Technology Research  // Posts tagged as "Technology Research"

The Cognitive Procurement “Ecosystem”

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a preview of an Ardent Partners research report, Cognitive Procurement: The Age of Intelligence, sponsored by IBM Watson Commerce. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative report by clicking here. What a year 2016 was! Apart from Brexit, the Olympics, and the U.S. Presidential Election, 2016 bore witness to the...

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How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take...

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Technology Round-Up – July 8, 2016

SutiSoft Launches New Spend Management Platform On June 23, SutiSoft, a California-based provider of cloud-based software solutions, announced the release of its Spend Management Platform for upstream, procurement and downstream, payables activities. It is comprised of seven legacy, cloud-based applications, notably Expense Management, Travel Booking, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Analytics, and Single Sign-On, that are conjoined on a...

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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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Upcoming Webinar: ePayables 2016: Eyes on the Prize

In 2016, the accounts payable (“AP”) team is well positioned to move beyond providing value to the enterprise based on increased efficiency and towards becoming an intelligence hub for the organization at large. The AP teams that have their “eyes on the prize” now must aim to become the sort of strategic partner that can...

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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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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Unlocking Cash with Supply Chain Finance

As businesses continue to eliminate manual- and paper-based processes from the front-end of the accounts payable (“AP”) function, attention has turned to streamlining and driving more value from the payment phase of the ePayables Framework. Beyond increasing the number of suppliers that accept payment electronically instead of via paper check, there are a few innovative...

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Technology Round-Up – June 17, 2016

ESM Solutions Announces New Sourcing Tool On May 18, ESM Solutions, the Pennsylvania-based company that provides SaaS-based sourcing and P2P solutions, announced the release of a new suite of sourcing solutions aptly called “ESM Sourcing.” The new suite brings automation of RFx production and modularity to the sourcing game, allowing users to customize the suite as needed. They...

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