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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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April 25, 2017

Aligning Procurement and Finance:
An Inside Perspective.

Aligning Procurement and Finance: An Inside Perspective.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

As a prelude to Determine’s webinar with Spend Matters on aligning Procurement and Finance, I decided to get an insider’s perspective from our own Chief Financial Officer, John Nolan. In this episode of our podcast, my conversation with John explored his experience around aligning finance with procurement and other departments, as well. Given his varied background in companies of all sizes, public and private, his perspective is invaluable as Determine works to help our own customers get aligned.

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April 13, 2017

The Real Issue at the Heart of the Procurement-Finance Divide

The Real Issue at the Heart of the Procurement-Finance Divide

Overcoming Differing Objectives and Stakeholders

If we were to try to identify the greatest obstacle to a harmonious procurement and finance relationship, what would it be? Most of what these two teams care about is actually very well aligned. They are both good stewards of enterprise resources, working capital and the bottom line. Both care about managing risk and facilitating internal processes that provide other internal groups with the resources to do their jobs effectively.
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March 30, 2017

Teamwork = shared goals, efforts, resources and successes

Teamwork = shared goals, efforts, resources and successes

With all the madness that happens in March, we’re guessing that many – if not most – of you were more absorbed in your brackets than our blogs (and other resources). Whether your brackets got busted or not, you have to admire the flawless teamwork that defines winners.

In that spirit, this month focused a lot on linking and harmonizing functions in organizations, particularly procurement and accounts payable. Creating the ability for close teamwork takes a concerted effort (and our cloud platform); through blogs, events, a webinar and podcast, we offer up a playbook of strategies to get you in championship form.

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March 28, 2017

Serving up Services Procurement.

Serving up Services Procurement.

The podcast series that’s all about minding your business in contract management and source to pay.

In this episode of our podcast, I had a conversation with Julien Nadaud, Chief Product Officer of Determine, about the increasing importance of Services Procurement, and why it hasn’t been more fully embraced by companies.

We expanded on the scope of what categories are included under the Services Procurement umbrella. With the move in Europe and the U.S. from manufacturing to service economies, companies that embrace Services Procurement will have a definite edge – especially in attracting talent.

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