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October 24, 2019

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

All risk requires an enterprise-wide perspective.

It is consistently amazing how the conversation about a broad topic like risk is dependent on the individuals involved, and more often than not will generally be focused on specific aspects like contract management, for instance.

In fact, digging deeper into the subject with colleagues and customers, it’s surprising that a majority of what’s been written on risk in a corporate setting narrowly focuses on digital security and compliance in the context of governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

But, as a source-to-pay organization, the question has to be “What about third-party exposure?”

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October 8, 2019

Poor AP Processes Open the Floodgate to Fraud

Poor AP Processes Open the Floodgate to Fraud

This blog originally appeared on Strategic Sourceror.

In June, it was reported that LOT Polish Airlines, the main airline of Poland, paid 2.5 million PLN (US$685,000) to scammers last year that sent a fraudulent invoice for a monthly aircraft payment. It appears that the invoice also had amended payment details which enabled the transaction. LOT paid the amount to a Cyprus bank account and it was immediately transferred to an account in Asia. They were able to recover about 30% of it, costing them $500,000. Continue Reading

September 19, 2018

Agile contract management for the self-service age.

Agile contract management for the self-service age.

Four ways to ensure your contracts are ready for a one-click world.

Contracts are the lifeblood of modern-day business. They are used to protect against risk, establish incentives, hire employees, install systems and plan for the future. But at most organizations, contracts are executed, edited and stored using 25-year-old technology. In this two-part blog series, we’ll explore how moving to self-service contracting is the future of business. In part one, we look at the state of contracts now and identify room for improvement.

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July 10, 2018

Supplier management IS contract management — and vice versa.

Supplier management IS contract management — and vice versa.

Good contracts make good relationships.

Interesting snippet from a Gallup article (undated) that I read recently: Gallup finds that customers increasingly expect suppliers to possess the deepest and timeliest information on their most important business issues. These include the economics of customers’ businesses, emerging challenges within customers’ industries and trends within a supplier’s customer portfolio . What’s interesting is that they refer to supplier/customer dynamics as “partnerships” instead of just “relationships.” Optimizing those partnerships requires integrated supplier management and contract management.

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May 8, 2018

Creating a Risk Firewall with SIM+CLM

Creating a Risk Firewall with SIM+CLM

3rd-party risk management starts before the onboarding process.

One of the things that stood out the most in our recent webinar with Ardent Partners, CPO Rising 2018: The Age of Intelligence, is the critical role that data intelligence needs to play across organizations. In fact, data visibility and improved analytics stands as one of the biggest strategic goals that CPOs see as holding the most potential to drive performance improvement . While CPO Rising 2018 focused more on leveraging data as a way to add value, when you’re talking about data visibility it’s hard not to think of the risk management potential it represents.

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March 29, 2018

March DetermiNews: A Review of the Month in Source to Pay and Contract Management

March DetermiNews: A Review of the Month in Source to Pay and Contract Management

March is what we used to call in Vermont one of the “shoulder seasons.” That is, it can’t decide whether to focus on winter or spring so it just throws curve balls at you all day. Luckily for us, as we cover in this March DetermiNews, Determine has incredible customers for us to focus on regardless of what the weather is doing. There are many pathways to achieving customer success; we’re success agnostic – whatever works for them works for us.

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February 15, 2018

A Look at Supplier Risk in FinServ

A Look at Supplier Risk in FinServ

Financial Services (FinServ) organizations – banks, insurance companies, wealth management firm, wirehouses – are constantly trying to find a balance between regulatory mandates and expectations, and operational efficiency. Massive supplier data breaches seem like they have become an almost regular occurrence (when they’re reported), customer privacy and data laws are becoming more stringent (GDPR), and predatory behavior by suppliers and vendors is an ongoing issue. Certainly, the porous nature of globalization isn’t making things any easier. With all that to contend with, it’s critical to remember that you can pin the blame for risk on third parties, not the responsibility for it.

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February 5, 2018

3 benefits of an integrated and automated contract management process

3 benefits of an integrated and automated contract management process

You don’t have to be a corporate general counsel to know that managing contracts can be complicated and time consuming. While almost every contract starts with a request, and ends (hopefully) with renewal, there’s a lot that needs to go on — and sometimes doesn’t — in between. That’s where an integrated and automated contract management process comes in.

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