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January 31, 2017

Sometimes a “Platform” is just a platform

Sometimes a “Platform” is just a platform

A closer look:

This past week I had the opportunity to be the first guest on Determine’s new podcast series, “Determine OutLoud,” hosted by Constantine Limberakis. If you missed it – listen here – the fast-paced conversation was far more fun than talking about procurement is supposed to be.

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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 11, 2016

On the Curve of Innovation — Part 4: Managing for bespoke attributes creates efficiency and insight in Source to Pay

On the Curve of Innovation — Part 4: Managing for bespoke attributes creates efficiency and insight in Source to Pay

Managing for bespoke attributes creates efficiency and insight in Source to Pay

The quest to push the use of an eProcurement solution in any organization has always been predicated on the ability to easily find what you are looking for. But how do you manage bespoke catalog attributes; for example, make sure that the vendor provides services in French or the product is available in XXL?

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July 14, 2016

Deciphering the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for P2P

Deciphering the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for P2P

Deciphering the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for P2P: Determine scored No. 1 for out-of-the-box P2P functionality for projects*

A recent article in the French procurement magazine, Décision Achat, suggests a closer analysis of the situation in the world market for Procure-to-Pay software companies, such as the one conducted by the global analyst firm—Gartner.

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April 21, 2016

The Procurement Maturity Curve – Collaboration is value creation – Part 4

The Procurement Maturity Curve – Collaboration is value creation – Part 4

In this series of posts, we have looked at how procurement can progress from meeting the fundamental requirement for savings and ensure their continuation through process compliance. We have also considered the potential associated with a shift from an outward-in focus to one that is externally driven, allowing us to position the enterprise to take advantage of the best available options as well as to minimize the risks associated with them.

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