A Toast to Technology this Thanksgiving

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If you’re like many Americans, you’re scrambling with last-minute preparations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps you’re just now thinking about the menu items, decorations and supplies you’ll need, the guest list and what side dishes everyone is bringing. To pull off Thanksgiving successfully, you need to rely on many people, hope the stores have […]

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Improve Supply Chain Spend Management through Advanced Fleet Tracking

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Moving freight is becoming more profitable than ever. In fact, an average of 40,000 orders for heavy-duty trucks in the US was tallied during the first half of the year to help accommodate the shipping demand of manufacturers and retailers. As the trend continues, so does the need to upgrade and automate fleet tracking systems. […]

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Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with ASO: Data Warehouse

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You already know that accurate data is vitally important to your procurement team. Without it, finding savings in both cost and time would be far more difficult. According to JAGGAER’s 2018 Digital Procurement Report, technologies related to data analysis are the most valued and desired pieces of technology among respondents. More and more businesses are […]

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How Natural Language Generation Will Transform Your Procurement Processes

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“Alexa… find information about Conversational Platforms in Procurement…” Business technologies using Natural Language Generation (like Alexa and Siri) are transforming the way business professionals and consumers interact with technology. Voice-enabled platforms are still in their infancy, but the technology continues to rapidly advance to include more complex interactions. It will only be a matter of […]

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JAGGAER Recognized in BOTH Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports

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2018 has been quite the year for JAGGAER. In May, JAGGAER was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites. August saw the company recognized again, this time as JAGGAER* was recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. With recognition in both reports, we are confident JAGGAER […]

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Cognitive Procurement – Is It the Final Frontier?

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There has been a lot of buzz about disruptive technologies in procurement circles, one being cognitive procurement. But what is it and how can it be leveraged to create efficiencies and economies of scale in the procurement department? This blog will explore these questions, as well as the implications of AI for the future. Artificial […]

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Deploy a Strategic Category Management Solution to Maximize Your Returns

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Defining Category Management Category management has a decades-long history that has lead us to our modern understanding of procurement categories. Created in the 1980s, category management was originally the process of grouping products into categories based on how consumers used them. Originally created by marketing teams, category management helped retailers increase sales by minimizing unproductive […]

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Blockchain Technology Promises Better Trust and Transparency to Procurement

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Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that represents tremendous value for procurement. But what is it and how does it apply to the world of procurement? First, let’s start with a definition. According to Don & Alex Tascott, authors of Blockchain Revolution: “Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to […]

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How to Improve Supplier Communications Through Online Chat

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Online chat has become ubiquitous among all types of businesses and industries looking to drive sales and improve customer relationships. In the same vein, instant communications can become a key tool in the procurement arsenal to improve supply chain relationship management. A perpetual mission among procurement leaders is finding better ways to improve quality and […]

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What to Buy (and Not to Buy) This Labor Day Weekend

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It’s Labor Day here in the US… time to take off your corporate “purchaser” hat and play “consumer”. So let’s have some fun with this quick retail buying guide to the best deals found over the  weekend as we close the book on the summer of 2018. The last hallmark “three-day weekend” of 2018 is […]

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