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Technology  // Posts tagged as "Technology"

The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report… is Now Available

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...

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2017 Beeline Conference Wrap-Up: Connecting, Learning, Succeeding…and Innovating

During this week’s annual Beeline user conference at the Loews Sapphire Resort in Orlando, the Vendor Management System (VMS) solution’s CEO and president, Doug Leeby, stated that the technology market within the non-employee workforce industry is smaller than other major business spaces. However, the most interesting factor in that statement is this: the level of...

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Pumping the Brakes on Blockchain for Procurement

Blockchain, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the tech industry today, and the excitement has spread to supply management. In fact, Blockchain was a major topic at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas in March, particularly since SAP Ariba has joined the Blockchain gang and is endeavoring to bring it...

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Opportunities for Direct Materials eSourcing

At this year’s SAP Ariba Live, SAP Ariba announced that they are making a strategic push into direct materials management, among other things, in an effort to expand their solution footprint, increase spend coverage, and drive towards its goal of having $5 trillion in spend transacted on the Ariba Network. DirectWorks is another company that plays...

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Announcing The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report

I consider myself very lucky in that I really enjoy my work. And, of all of the things that I look forward to each year, working on our annual CPO Rising research study ranks right at the top. As such, I am very pleased to announce to you today that Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2017:...

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What is Blockchain for Procurement?

Blockchain, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the software and technology industry today, and its notoriety has spread to the procurement and supply management industry. Blockchain was one of the main topics of discussion at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas last month, particularly since SAP Ariba has...

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SNEAK PREVIEW – CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (Webinar)

Join Ardent Partners on Thursday, April 27 at 2 PM EST for a 30-minute, sneak-peak webinar on our forthcoming benchmark research report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (click to register). Attendees of this webinar will gain a comprehensive view into what is happening in the world of procurement and discover the industry’s hot trends and key...

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Ivalua Now 2017

Ivalua held its second annual Ivalua Now customer conference last week in New York City. Ivalua was founded in 2000 and offers an end-to-end suite of spend management solutions. The company, which was founded in France, previously held a biennial user conference in Paris (here is our coverage of those prior events iValua On Air 2013 and Ivalua...

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The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department – Report Preview!

Ardent Partners, in conjunction with Zycus, is pleased to present this research report, The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department. Interested readers can access the report with our compliments by clicking here. Leading executives today understand that a top-performing procurement operation can deliver a competitive advantage. But the simple truth is that a majority of business leaders have never...

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Webinar! The ePayables 2017 Technology and Innovation Outlook – Register Here!

Please join us and U.S. Bank on Thursday, February 1 at 2 PM EST for a complimentary webinar based on our ePayables 2017 Technology and Innovation Outlook report. Click here to register! Andrew Bartolini, Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer and Managing Partner, will provide a technology and innovation outlook based on our vast repository of accounts payable...

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