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April 5, 2017

The source-to-pay efficiency arc.

The source-to-pay efficiency arc.

Ardent Partners turns the spotlight on Determine.

Holistic as a word was first used 80 years ago. That’s why it’s a bit surprising that the concept is just now gaining real traction in source-to-pay. But, as Ardent Partners explains in their report, the shift is happening because of the intersection of modern competitive business pressures and continuing innovation in technology. This has forced – and enabled – leading enterprises to take a more holistic view of their supply management workflow. As this Solution Spotlight also shows, this is signaling a rising interest and adoption of source-to-pay platforms.

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February 28, 2017

February Determinews: What’s trending now in source to pay and contract management

February Determinews: What’s trending now in source to pay and contract management

For a variety of geopolitical reasons, there’s a lot of rethinking going on right now about what the future will (and should) look like. It’s no less true in our industry, where change and innovation are constants.

Rethinking and reinventing is just part of being a technology leader, and leveraging that technology is how leading companies stay that way. From “results” to “retail” to Continue Reading

February 6, 2017

A platform without compromises, performance without limits. We call it Platformance.

A platform without compromises, performance without limits. We call it Platformance.

Platformance isn’t about technology, but about what success looks like. It’s peak efficiency through powerful business processes and a single source of data: everyone working in unison to achieve more, faster and more easily. Platformance is when all your spend is managed, contracts leveraged and risk controlled. It’s about starting with exactly what you need to solve your problems now, and easily adding on more features to solve challenges as they show up.

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February 2, 2017

Entrepreneurial thinking, rockstar attitude.

Entrepreneurial thinking, rockstar attitude.

When I was invited to appear on Business Rockstars recently, the host, Mark Lack, asked me what I thought was the single most important piece of advice for entrepreneurs to achieve success. From my own experience as a business founder, owner and now as a source-to-pay and contract management corporate executive, what I tell entrepreneurs is, do your homework. It’s that simple.

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January 26, 2017

January Determinews: What’s trending in source to pay and contract management

January Determinews: What’s trending in source to pay and contract management

Out with the old, in with the new as change in 2017 continues to accelerate. The keywords this year in procurement and contracts are – more than ever – agility and flexibility. We offered up plenty of insight and learning this month to take you beyond the basics in how to achieve both. In case you missed any of it, enjoy the following highlights.

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