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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.

Why “On-Demand” is Shaping the Future of Work

Editor’s note: If you find today’s article insightful, take a moment to download our Contingent Workforce Management: 2016 Technology and Innovation Outlook Report, available here. This report not only highlights the evolution of technology, software, and solutions in the non-employee workforce industry, but also discusses the “path ahead” as innovation continues to transform (and disrupt!)...

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CPO Rising 2016: How the Best-in-Class Leverage Spend Analysis for Superior Performance

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...

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Technology Round-Up – July 21, 2016

Determine Updates Cloud-based Contract and Source-to-Pay Platform On July 18, Determine, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTRM), the Indiana-based provider of contract management and source-to-settle solutions for the cloud, announced several updates to Determine Cloud Platform, its SaaS-based enterprise contract lifecycle management and source-to-pay platform. Specific updates include new user interface (UI) / user experience (UX), which are said to...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 109: Online Staffing and the Evolution of Talent

Welcome to another edition of Contingent Workforce Weekly, CPORising.com’s new weekly podcast series focused on the future of work, the contingent workforce, and non-employee workforce management. This week’s episode highlights the impact of online staffing and what it means for the evolution of talent. Check out episode 109 below. Contingent Workforce Weekly is also available...

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ePayables 2016: Reaching the “Next Level” of AP Performance

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. Moving to the “next level” of performance is not an...

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Upcoming Webinar: How AP Departments Can Maximize ROI and Efficiencies in 2016

2016 has proven to be transformative for many accounts payable (“AP”) teams. AP departments have positioned themselves as strategic business partners that can increase efficiencies and make an impact on business operations far beyond AP’s traditional sphere of influence. AP teams interested in moving to a higher level of performance must garner the support of...

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CPO Rising 2016: Better Communicating Procurement Value and Performance

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...

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CPO News – July 15, 2016

Raymond Schlaff Joins Wood Group As Chief Procurement Officer Earlier this spring, multiple oil and gas trade publications reported that Raymond Schlaff, a 30 year procurement veteran, was selected as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at Wood Group, a UK-based international energy services firm. In his new role, Schlaff will be...

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Contingent Workforce Weekly, Episode 108: Sneak Peek of Ardent’s Upcoming Contingent Workforce Management Strategy Guide

This week’s edition of Contingent Workforce Weekly is a “sneak peek” at Ardent’s upcoming Contingent Workforce Management Strategy Guide, a new report that highlights how organizations can enhance the strategy-based components of their contingent workforce management (CWM) programs. The new report, as detailed in this week’s podcast, also includes a “Best-in-Class blueprint” for instituting procurement and HR...

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ePayables 2016: How is AP’s Performance Evaluated in 2016?

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. Intelligence is one of the most powerful attributes of any...

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