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October 10, 2017

Risk adaptability: How organizations can stay ahead.

Risk adaptability: How organizations can stay ahead.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

Following on the heels of a webinar with SIG and Chris Monk of Determine partner Protiviti on Third Party Risk Management Efforts 101: Aligning Supplier Onboarding to Contract Onboarding, the discussion continues with Tony Abel, Managing Director and Chris’ colleague at Protiviti. With few exceptions, third-party risk has been one of our dominant topics over the past 12 months, with good reason. Risk is everywhere; it’s always growing, changing and adapting in order to seek and sneak its way into organizations by any means possible. As Tony points out regarding suppliers and vendors, companies are now largely responsible for those third-parties and the risks they create.

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September 28, 2017

September DetermiNews: The month in source to pay and contract management

September DetermiNews: The month in source to pay and contract management

“‘Agile’ is really a perfect descriptor for Determine – it applies to the people, the thinking and the technology. Determine is good at change.”

This quote, from our new Chief Marketing Officer, Gérard Dahan, applies not just to Determine as a company, but what we strive to help our customers achieve, too.

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August 22, 2017

Contract Management: From business controller to business enabler.

Contract Management: From business controller to business enabler.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

Our archaic and medieval methods of constructing and drafting contracts are really a massive degradation to the potential for better trust, better communication.”

– Tim Cummins, President & CEO of IACCM

This quote from Tim Cummins, President & CEO of IACCM (International Association for Contract & Commercial Management), is a powerful indictment of the whole practice of contract management today. But as he also points out, the realm of commercial contract management is evolving very quickly and in many ways. As probably the one person who’s most on the front lines of what’s happening in contracts today, his insights are based on a global span of information. According to Tim, the future of contracts will be far more versatile and adaptive, with technology and dynamic processes driving the way organizations structure.

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July 20, 2017

Solution implementation: The science and art of deployment.

Solution implementation: The science and art of deployment.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

Global project implementation. Just the idea is enough to keep even the most hardened source-to-pay or IT professional awake at night. But it doesn’t have to be the case. Planning, strategizing, having a realistic change management plan in place and close collaboration at every stage between customer and technology provider will make the difference between up-and-running and up-at-night. I dove into this topic in a recent conversation with Trent Fairbrother, Implementation Manager at Determine.

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May 23, 2017

Procurement’s role: Making it easy for the business to do business.

Procurement’s role: Making it easy for the business to do business.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

When it comes to procurement and technology, getting the practitioner’s perspective first-hand adds considerable practical dimension and insight to our learning and messaging. In that regard, my conversation with Greg Tennyson, CPO at VSP Global (formerly at Salesforce.com and Oracle) was a trove of information and a revealing glimpse into how a CPO thinks about shaping procurement today. Since Greg will be our featured guest in our webinar tomorrow at 11 AM ET with Ardent Partners digging into their new report CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, this podcast is a great intro to what will be an important webinar.

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April 25, 2017

Aligning Procurement and Finance:
An Inside Perspective.

Aligning Procurement and Finance: An Inside Perspective.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

As a prelude to Determine’s webinar with Spend Matters on aligning Procurement and Finance, I decided to get an insider’s perspective from our own Chief Financial Officer, John Nolan. In this episode of our podcast, my conversation with John explored his experience around aligning finance with procurement and other departments, as well. Given his varied background in companies of all sizes, public and private, his perspective is invaluable as Determine works to help our own customers get aligned.

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