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May 18, 2017

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 4 of 4

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 4 of 4

A look at CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade

Chapters One, Two and Three of CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade covered a lot of ground, from the current state of procurement to the CPO mindset and what best-in-class organizations are doing differently. Chapter Four – Strategies for Success, the final chapter of the report, gives you hard and fast advice and strategies for taking your procurement organization to the next level, and beyond. Take notes.

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May 16, 2017

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 3 of 4

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 3 of 4

A look at CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade

In Chapters One and Two of CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, we looked at the current states of the CPO and procurement as a whole — what leaders are thinking and doing, and why. Chapter Three – Procurement Performance – delves into those strategies in more detail, offering up best-practice benchmarks for technology, processes and performance from leading CPOs and organizations worldwide.

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May 10, 2017

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 2 of 4

Empowering procurement through Platformance: Part 2 of 4

A look at CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade

In my previous post, Chapter One of CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, we looked at the current state of the CPO and procurement leaders, the shifting priorities they have and the strategies they’re using – or plan to use – to achieve them. This time, Chapter Two looks more broadly at the state of procurement as a whole – where it is, where it needs to be and what is standing in the way.

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May 4, 2017

The benefit of UI/UX is not always what you see and feel, but what you don’t.

The benefit of UI/UX is not always what you see and feel, but what you don’t.

As my colleague Mike Mitchell pointed out in a previous blog, there is a lot of talk about the notion of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) lately. Where enterprise business technology is concerned, source-to-pay technology in particular, this quest for improving the UI/UX today is often considered only in the context of what we can see and feel. I even wrote an entire blog series about this as it related to Google’s influence of material design on our platform.

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April 25, 2017

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

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

By coincidence (or not), today is the birthday of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph – arguably the first email. Considering the continual rise in speed, quantity and complexity of data communications today, it’s worth remembering that to some degree, he started all this. Of course, being that humans can never leave well enough alone, we’re still tweaking, refining and trying to perfect source-to-pay and contract management technology that enables people to communicate and collaborate better.

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