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April 10, 2018

Customer success through change management.

Customer success through change management.

True organizational transformation is about helping people change the way they do things.

“You don’t have to do anything but die.”

This rather blunt, but deceptively motivational statement was a frequent response from my high school coach whenever we felt too apathetic towards some practice drills or other. Do we we have to do sprints in the rain? Do we have to come in on Saturday? Do we have to… etc, etc. It was an effective motivator because the underlying message touched a competitive nerve: No, you don’t have to do anything, as long as you’re okay with failing miserably in front of a crowd of friends, parents, spectators and the opposing team. As a change management strategy, it turned a bunch of talented-but-unmotivated athletes into a winning team. Clever man, our coach.

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December 28, 2017

DetermiNews: The Best of 2017 in Source to Pay and Contract Management

DetermiNews: The Best of 2017 in Source to Pay and Contract Management

Top Ten collations and compilations are a staple at this time of year — after all, who doesn’t like lists? It gives you a chance to catch up on what you missed, or review the resources you found most useful. For us at Determine, it’s another opportunity to review what’s resonating with you – the topics and formats that stood out most. From Services Procurement to CPO Rising and the emergence of the Millennial VP, one thing is very clear: you have very eclectic tastes.

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November 30, 2017

November DetermiNews: A review of the month in source to pay and contract management

November DetermiNews: A review of the month in source to pay and contract management

If you search online for “agility and adaptability,” (or, like in our last blog, ask Alexa), chances are the links shown will be a menu of education, supply chain and leadership topics. Which works perfectly to summarize what we covered this month: Agility is the ability and willingness to learn from experience and apply that to perform successfully in new situations; Adaptability is to embrace change. We strive for both every day with Cloud Platform Agility, and help our customers do the same.

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September 7, 2017

The evolution of the legal profession: From legal expert to business partner— A French Perspective

The evolution of the legal profession: From legal expert to business partner— A French Perspective

Business is evolving in a volatile legal context: regulations are changing and becoming tougher. The notion of “conformity” and “compliance” have never been so prevalent. During the 7th annual Journée du Management Juridique (Legal Management Day) in Paris this past June, Mr. Philippe Ginestié evoked a time when a supplier’s word and handshake were enough to constitute a contract.

But that time has passed.

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September 5, 2017

Ensuring Budget Alignment with Enterprise Objectives

Ensuring Budget Alignment with Enterprise Objectives

As we enter Q3, many companies are beginning next year’s  budget setting process. Establishing a new budget creates opportunities for big thinking, goal setting, forecasting and growth planning. In order to secure approval, however, each budget owner must demonstrate budget alignment between their funding requests and overall enterprise objectives. Continue Reading

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