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November 21, 2017

Many Thanks

Many Thanks

There are three things that are required to thrive in our industry: 1) A solid vision, 2) Continuous product innovation, and 3) Customers who believe unreservedly that we deliver on those two.

Without a doubt, #3 is the real key to success.

By turning to us to help master their challenges, customers are placing an enormous amount of trust in us and our technology. That commitment is not lost on us, and is what forms the basis of our entire company culture. Every time a company comes to Determine and says, “We believe in you and what you can do for us,” it redoubles our efforts to earn that trust, every day.

It is a happy coincidence that this year Thanksgiving is coming on the heels of a quarter in which 100% of our new customers are on the Determine Cloud Platform. It gives us a whole lot to be thankful for because of several reasons. Foremost, that customers are choosing a bigger, more flexible matrix on which we can help meet their growing and dynamic range of needs. Second, that they see the potential that the platform represents in terms of today’s challenge is not necessarily tomorrow’s – whether they started with one or two modules, or our whole source-to-pay suite.

And finally, the platform serves as a critical part of our relationship-based, customer-first culture. The Determine Cloud Platform is a forum for building ever-closer ties and opportunities for shared success. Our commitment to delivering Platformance—enabling people, processes and data working to achieve your business goals.

So, to all of our customers and partners this Thanksgiving, we say thanks for giving us your trust.

November 9, 2017

Supplier Information Management (SIM): A Sustainable Means to a Strategic End

Supplier Information Management (SIM): A Sustainable Means to a Strategic End

A closer look at the PayStream Advisors 2017 Supplier Management Report and webinar.

In a recent survey about current supplier management challenges, goals, and practices, PayStream Advisors asked procurement organizations what contributes to poor supplier relationships, and what their priorities are for improving the processes in place. Not surprisingly, access to accurate information was at the heart of both: As a source of supply chain challenges, and as a way to achieve a more strategic level of supplier management. Despite this seeming alignment between problem and solution, increased access to verified supplier information is not an end in and of itself. It is rather a means to two strategic ends: Satisfied internal stakeholders, and healthy supplier relationships.
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October 17, 2017

Determined to dominate source-to-pay.

Determined to dominate source-to-pay.

“Determine is good at change.”

When Determine’s new CMO Gérard Dahan said that in his inaugural blog post last month, it really encapsulated so much of what is true about this company and why we’re steadily beginning to steamroll the source-to-pay and contract management industry.

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October 17, 2017

What Comes First: The Process or The Tool?

What Comes First: The Process or The Tool?

Backstory: This blog is a synopsis of a presentation by Determine customer Dave Quillin, Manager of Procurement & Third-Party Risk Management at Alliant Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the United States, at ProcureCon Indirect West in September 2017. This year, Alliant deployed several modular solutions on the Determine Cloud Platform. This is the story of how they approached the strategy, planning and methodology used to understand and select Determine.

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October 12, 2017

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) going to replace our jobs?

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) going to replace our jobs?

Background: Salon Solutions is the premiere event in Europe for all things related to the fields of digital transformation, Big Data, e-procurement and e-business in general – more than 6,000 visitors attended in 2016. As a major presenter hosting six roundtable discussions, Determine covered many topics of critical interest regarding source-to-pay. While I did not present all of these topics, I thought it would be informative to put them into a series of blogs, which we are sharing this week.

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