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Ardent Partners – Supply Management Experts

Welcome!

Ardent Partners is a research and advisory firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

Ardent Partners actively covers the supply management marketplace and produces research to help business decision-makers understand (1) industry best practices and how to improve performance and (2) the technology landscape and how to identify the best-fit solution(s) for their specific needs.

We believe our team’s first-hand experience benchmarking enterprise performance and evaluating, developing, packaging, deploying, and using supply management solutions makes us eminently qualified to advise our clients on ways to improve their operations and results.

Ardent Partners also publishes a network of sites that attract and influence key business decision makers in both procurement and finance.

ePayables 2016: AP’s Perception Problem

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Perception is one of the most important facets of a...

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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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The Role of Technology in Today’s Contingent Workforce Programs

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is another peek at the new Contingent Workforce Management: The 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, written by Ardent’s resident non-employee workforce expert, Christopher J. Dwyer. Click here to download the full report, and be sure to check out Christopher’s podcast, Contingent Workforce Weekly, for deeper discussion of the major themes...

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The Accounts Payable Team Needs to Keep Its “Eyes on the Prize” (New Report)

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Over the next few weeks, CPO Rising will feature a handful of articles highlighting key discussion points from the report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team in many enterprises...

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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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ISM 2016: Behind the ISM Manufacturing Index

Last month, the Ardent Partners analyst team took the short flight out to Indianapolis to attend the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 101st annual conference. For the second year in a row, we had the pleasure of meeting with ISM’s CEO, Tom Derry, to discuss all things ISM. The conversation covered the growth of the ISM Conference and...

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Five AP Metrics that Matter

Building a business case for accounts payable (“AP”) automation is a critical part of transforming the invoice management process. Without a detailed business case that can convince stakeholders to invest in automating the AP function, the unit will remain beholden to time-intensive manual processes that drain enterprise resources. Understanding current AP performance is crucial to...

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Webinar! The Future of Procurement Analytics: How to Get BIG Value from BIG Data

For those working in procurement and supply management, BIG Data is a BIG opportunity…don’t let it become a BIG Problem! Join Ardent Partners and Tamr on a webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 PM. Learn More and Register Now! Webinar Details: Business is becoming more and more data driven – within many leading enterprises, data has become a...

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Procurement Analytics in 2016: The Quest for Visibility

Editor’s Note: Today we’re talking about procurement analytics and the quest for visibility in 2016. On June 23, we’re going to be discussing The Future of Procurement Analytics: How to Get Big Value from Big Data in a webinar sponsored by Tamr. If you’d like to learn more about this topic, we invite you to register for...

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