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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 16, 2017

Survey says: We want procurement solution configurability.

Survey says: We want procurement solution configurability.

Decision-Achats is the major procurement and source-to-pay industry publication in France, and one that we reference regularly since Determine has such a significant French component. Recently, Decision-Achats conducted a survey related to inventorying the tools and solutions that procurement professionals are using, and their experience and attitudes of them. One of the most important results to appear is the call for more personalization – configurability, in other words. People want tools that work the way they do, especially millennials.

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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 5, 2017

Millennials and technology: Get Ready for a Revolution in Procurement Solutions.

Millennials and technology: Get Ready for a Revolution in Procurement Solutions.

Background: Salons 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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October 3, 2017

Managing business complexity: Keep it simple.

Managing business complexity: Keep it simple.

Background: Salons 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 6,200 visitors attended in 2017. 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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