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March 1, 2018

Socially responsible investment: Empowering people through community service.

Socially responsible investment: Empowering people through community service.

From helping global corporations to helping local charities achieve their goals — it’s all in a day’s work.

Hauling debris off a fire-hazard hillside in the French countryside for France Bénévolat; enhancing the living environment for students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; rehabilitating old building materials at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; trailblazing for the London Wildlife Trust. What does that have to do with contract management or source-to-pay solutions?

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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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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 and dominate the source to pay and contract management industry.

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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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October 25, 2016

BPM and Procure-to-Pay: The engines driving the digitalization of the Procurement—Finance relationship

BPM and Procure-to-Pay: The engines driving the digitalization of the Procurement—Finance relationship

At the Salon Solutions trade show in Paris on September 21, a Round Table event was held on the topic of BPM (Business Process Management). I was invited along with a number of other experts to present my views on the topic of “How to deploy BPM: a powerful engine driving enterprise digitalization.” Here are some of my thoughts from that discussion:

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August 2, 2016

Managing Source to Pay in the “Postmodern” ERP Era

Managing Source to Pay in the “Postmodern” ERP Era

Managing Source to Pay in the “Postmodern” ERP Era

As enterprise technology has evolved with the notion of ERP, so has the need for organizations to understand how to adopt it in a modern context. Source to pay is no exception.

In the early eighties, many looked to enterprise resource planning, or ERP systems, as the panacea to all the woes of working with MRP systems. ERP was going to solve the problem for organizations looking to manage all distinct software solutions under one umbrella, and make it easier to see how all these functions work together.

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