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February 20, 2020

Agile Contract Governance: Addressing the Major Challenges with Technology, Part 2

Agile Contract Governance: Addressing the Major Challenges with Technology, Part 2

How can Agile Contract Governance challenges be more effectively addressed?

In Part 1 of this 2-part blog, we outlined the challenges faced by different stakeholders across the contract spectrum, setting up the need for a holistic approach to data and information management as a prerequisite for agile contract governance. The blog ended with an overview of existing solutions — and their drawbacks. What follows is a look at how leveraging a truly agile CLM solution can result in wide-ranging and lasting business impacts.

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December 26, 2019

DetermiNews: The Best of 2019 in Source-to-Pay and Contract Management

DetermiNews: The Best of 2019 in Source-to-Pay and Contract Management

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2020!

Without a doubt, becoming part of Corcentric early in 2019 was the biggest thing that has happened to Determine since it was formed four years ago. Looking back on this momentous year and the changes it brought makes the prospect for the year ahead even more exciting in terms of product offerings, collaboration, process transformation and business improvement. Which, coincidentally, are the topics that make up our Best of 2019 Top 10 List of source-to-pay and contract management resources as defined by you.

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November 14, 2019

The Accelerating Rise of Cloud Platforms in Procurement

The Accelerating Rise of Cloud Platforms in Procurement

Procurement is going digital at an accelerating rate, and this transformation is critical for every organization – public and private. Not just for staying competitive and relevant, but for increasing the c-suite-level influence that is so crucial to driving enterprise strategy.

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October 24, 2019

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

All risk requires an enterprise-wide perspective.

It is consistently amazing how the conversation about a broad topic like risk is dependent on the individuals involved, and more often than not will generally be focused on specific aspects like contract management, for instance.

In fact, digging deeper into the subject with colleagues and customers, it’s surprising that a majority of what’s been written on risk in a corporate setting narrowly focuses on digital security and compliance in the context of governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

But, as a source-to-pay organization, the question has to be “What about third-party exposure?”

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July 25, 2019

P2P Booby Traps and Security Theater.

P2P Booby Traps and Security Theater.

Still in the dark about cloud P2P myths?

Last week Kelly Barner took us for our first ride in the Determine Myth Machine, solving some of the mysteries and misconceptions that continue to swirl around cloud P2P. As she explained in that post:

  • Yes, your data will be secure in the cloud.
  • No, fast access to your data won’t be compromised in the cloud.

But the P2P booby traps and myths don’t end there, do they?

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July 23, 2019

Corcentric: Five Key Takeaways From Matt Clark

Corcentric: Five Key Takeaways From Matt Clark

“You must be able to combine a platform,
expertise and services.”

— Matt Clark, President and COO, Corcentric

The full version of this article appeared in La Lettre des Achats, a leading French procurement industry publication, written by François-Charles Rebeix and Guillaume Trécan. The original piece goes into some detail about where Corcentric has been, its recent acquisitions and the company’s vision for the future.

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June 18, 2019

Value Generator: Getting Contract Workflow in Gear

Value Generator: Getting Contract Workflow in Gear

Give your organization a clear, consistent process for optimizing contract management.

According to the IACCM (International Association of Contract & Commercial Management), two-thirds of participants at their conference a few years ago admitted that their companies lack a clear, consistent workflow for contracting. Some had no formal definition, while others had wide variations between countries or operating units. Since contracts are the most fundamental part of doing business, not having your workflow in high gear means your organization is going to sputter and stall.

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June 13, 2019

Closing the Loop: 4 Best Practices for Budget Management

Closing the Loop: 4 Best Practices for Budget Management

Empower managers with process improvements.

Depending on where you sit in a company, budgets are either essential guardrails for organizational efficiency, an inescapable fact of life, a necessary evil, or just evil. Overhead cost control, compliance, data quality — they are on every organization’s budget management agenda, yet few have the processes and solutions in place to achieve them. Here are four best practices to get closer to that goal.

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June 6, 2019

Refocus: Why strategic sourcing needs to be more supplier centric.

Refocus: Why strategic sourcing needs to be more supplier centric.

Evolving beyond savings.

Last month we concentrated a lot on looking at the ways (and why’s) procurement teams can and should be more supplier oriented. Not surprisingly, that supplier-centrism also applies to your strategic sourcing processes. That requires a holistic focus to integrate analytics, contracts and supplier information, and the technology to make it work.

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