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May 13, 2020

Do we need digital contract management? Part 2 of 2

Do we need digital contract management? Part 2 of 2

Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) technology helps companies achieve distributed but agile contract governance, and provides the information required by senior management to make optimal decisions based on complex scenarios. A CLM solution that includes the above discovery capabilities can make it easier to locate contracts, create a searchable rendition or index, and access an automatically-created abstract containing contractual metadata such as clauses governing law, jurisdiction, indemnity, etc.

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May 6, 2020

Do we need digital contract management? Part 1 of 2

Do we need digital contract management? Part 1 of 2

Research shows that without digital technologies, our ability to handle contracting processes has been diminishing in recent years. Today, many CM experts see contracts as the primary cause of disputes, but the growing complexity of the contracting process creates a larger problem with information management in general. So, how can digital technology help us untangle this dilemma?

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March 21, 2019

Suppliers with influence put money in the bank.

Suppliers with influence put money in the bank.

Part 2 of 2: Trading your “alpha” tendencies for a more shared approach to success.

In this two-part series, Determine Chief Product Officer Julien Nadaud tells how one word — influence — can empower procurement strategies to literally put top value into the outcomes all parties, including suppliers, seek. In Part 1 he explored expanding supplier visibility into overall spend; in Part 2, he looks at two case studies showing why influence, value and collaboration are mutually inclusive.

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March 19, 2019

Suppliers with influence put money in the bank.

Suppliers with influence put money in the bank.

Part 1 of 2: You don’t have to act like a control freak to wield procurement influence.

In this two-part series, Determine Chief Product Officer Julien Nadaud tells how one word — influence — can empower procurement strategies to literally put top value into the outcomes all parties, including suppliers, seek. He explores three case studies that prove his point, starting with how one customer expanded its supplier’s visibility into overall spend.

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January 22, 2019

CPO Rising 2018: Self-Service, Agility and Digital Transformation.

CPO Rising 2018: Self-Service, Agility and Digital Transformation.

A look at best practices in managing supplier and contract lifecycles.

I recently had the privilege of participating in Ardent Partners’ third Annual CPO Rising 2018 Summit. The calibre of CPOs and procurement professionals who attend this annual event is outstanding, and there is a considerable amount of shared learning. The article here combines content from my presentation, concepts and ideas raised during the event, and feedback from the Q&A session. The net takeaway from the summit is, procurement as a practice is changing fast, and those who can think and act ahead of the curve will be that much further ahead.

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December 13, 2018

Achieving agile procurement success: Part 2

Achieving agile procurement success: Part 2

Two organizations leveraging technology in pursuit of agility.

In Part One of this two-part blog series, Determine Chief Product Officer Julien Nadaud laid out the fundamental thinking and strategy behind what it takes to move toward a more agile procurement framework and operations. Part Two below delves into some of the specifics that two Determine customers used to streamline, modernize and “agilify” their organizations. As Ardent Partners points out, agile is the future of procurement success — here are some examples of how that looks.

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December 11, 2018

Achieving agile procurement success: Part 1

Achieving agile procurement success: Part 1

Making the move from concept to reality.

In this two-part blog series, Determine Chief Product Officer Julien Nadaud explores what it takes to strengthen your procurement strategies and make them easier with just one word: agile. Part One looks at the groundwork required to rebuild your present agile procurement strategies, and in Part Two he’ll summarize two case studies surrounding specific examples of agility in action. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=”#AgileProcurement”]The idea of “agility” is getting a lot of play in the procurement world these days, but it is real, achievable and what success will increasingly look like[/inlinetweet].

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September 25, 2018

Agile contract management for the self-service age, part two.

Agile contract management for the self-service age, part two.

Accelerating your contracts from dotted line to bottom line.

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the issues around self-service contracts currently – the need for digitization and automation – and how those are impacting organizations today. In part two, you’ll learn how (and why) businesses are taking inspiration from consumer-facing processes to speed up self-service contracting, and what’s involved with your own digital transformation.

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September 19, 2018

Agile contract management for the self-service age.

Agile contract management for the self-service age.

Four ways to ensure your contracts are ready for a one-click world.

Contracts are the lifeblood of modern-day business. They are used to protect against risk, establish incentives, hire employees, install systems and plan for the future. But at most organizations, contracts are executed, edited and stored using 25-year-old technology. In this two-part blog series, we’ll explore how moving to self-service contracting is the future of business. In part one, we look at the state of contracts now and identify room for improvement.

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