TJ Nguyen, of Coca-Cola Buyers' Sales and Services, speaks about change management in procurement

Technology is Not a Panacea: Change Management with TJ Nguyen

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 At REV2019, JAGGAER sat down with some of our speakers for a podcast series on the biggest questions facing the procurement industry today. Among them was TJ Nguyen, Senior Director of the Procurement Center of Excellence at Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services Company, or CCBSS. CCBSS is the consortium buying arm of all the […]

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Cost reduction, via indirect procurement, for manufacturing

An Indirect Path to Manufacturing Savings and Cost Reduction?

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Whether your organization is purchasing raw steel, injection molded plastics, or fully finished office supplies and IT equipment, a streamlined P2P system can be a game changer. By optimizing the areas where you spend the most, your company and organization can drive significant savings in your supply chain. However, by focusing only on your largest spend categories, you may be overlooking easy […]

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Why IT Projects Fail: Three Steps to Implementation Success

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Approaching a large IT implementation project can be a daunting prospect. In addition to managing the expenses, timelines, logistics and vendors, you have to consider change management and user expectations. The numbers don’t help maintain a sense of optimism, either. According to The Standish Group’s 2018 CHAOS Report, only 26% of waterfall projects are implemented successfully on […]

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The Top 5 Pitfalls of Software as a Service (SaaS) Implementation Projects - and How to Avoid Them!

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Procurement SaaS Implementation

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Procurement departments are under pressure to transform their processes digitally. Software as a Service (SaaS) makes it easier, because the underlying software is available over the cloud with transparent pricing models. Yet things can easily go wrong. We look at the main pitfalls and how you can circumvent them. Download our free white paper, “Why [...]

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REV2019 Fireside Chat

Leveraging Data in a Digital Transformation: Lessons from JAGGAER’s Fireside Chat

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Digital procurement platforms are capable of producing incredible amounts of data, from spend history to supplier scores, delivery rates and more. But such massive amounts of data can easily lead to a new generation of questions. What do all these numbers really mean? How can I put them to good use? Which data can I trust?  At REV2019, […]

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Global eInvoicing Compliance – Your Questions Answered

Global eInvoicing Compliance – Your Questions Answered

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Audience members at our recent eInvoicing webinars raised some interesting questions in the Q&A session, here’s a selection of the most commonly asked below: Q. What processes or rules should be put in place to ensure that suppliers select the appropriate tax rates on invoices and then marry them to the appropriate tax codes in […]

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Standards for eInvoicing continue to push the AP revolution

eInvoicing Standards Continue to Push the AP Revolution

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With Brexit, trade wars, economic crises and recessions, 2019 has been far from boring. One of the measures governments often take to address tough economic conditions, by strengthening the collection of indirect and customs taxes, is to implement electronic invoicing mandates. New mandates announced or implemented in the last year include Italy, Greece and India, [...]

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Procurement questions for Santa

5 Procurement Questions for Santa

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After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. Christmas is a holiday worldwide, but the busiest time at work for you. When does your year start? Actually we […]

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Seven things to consider before implementing your SaaS solution

7 Things to Consider Before Implementing Procurement SaaS

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What is SaaS?  When you decide to deploy a SaaS solution for procurement, you are choosing the provider of a service. You don’t choose any of the server, storage, or networking specifics, and you don’t choose an operating system, or even a language to develop new tools in. Rather, you get an application, such as eProcurement or Supply Chain Management. However, you can choose the specific settings in the application, the […]

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Adopting an agile mindset in procurement

Why Procurement Needs a More Agile Mindset

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When it comes to delivering successful digital transformation, procurement needs to change its mindset. Apologies if that sounds a little provocative, but it is an opinion based on 20 years of experience that straddles both the procurement function and software implementation projects. A lot has changed in those two decades, on both sides. In the […]

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