5 Tips to Help Prevent and Control Maverick Spend

5 Tips to Help Prevent and Control Maverick Spend

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Being a maverick isn’t all bad. Just look at Steve Jobs and Sir Richard Branson. Their outside-the-box ideas drove innovation and resulted in enormous successes. But for companies trying to manage spend – and let’s be honest, who isn’t? – rules-are-meant-to-be-broken behaviors such as maverick spend can wreak havoc on processes and, ultimately, your company’s […]

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Maverick Spend is Sneaky. Be Sneakier.

Maverick Spend is Sneaky. Be Sneakier.

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Maverick spend is usually defined as requestors buying items or services that are outside the defined procurement process, from non-preferred suppliers and/or off contract. Maverick spend may not seem like a big deal, but it can really add up over time, costing your business lots of money. Usually maverick spend can be easy to identify, […]

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The City of Raleigh Tells Their Procurement Transformation Story at NIGP

The City of Raleigh Tells Their Procurement Transformation Story at NIGP

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The accolades continue to pile up for The City of Raleigh.  It’s been named one of the hottest markets for start-ups, for young professionals as well as for families. (Not to mention a hot bed for music festivals including two of my favorites: Hopscotch and Wide Open Bluegrass.) Although an important influencer in any organization, […]

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Must-See Next Level Agenda Picks for Tuesday

Must-See Next Level Agenda Picks for Tuesday

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Next Level is right around the corner! Have you put together your itinerary yet? With such an extensive role-based agenda, top notch featured speakers, plus the fun Nashville activities, there is something for everyone, from the CPO to administrators. Below are some of my session picks for Tuesday and in case you missed it, check […]

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Your Shortcut to Instant Savings with JAGGAER Edge

Your Shortcut to Instant Savings with JAGGAER Edge

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Beginning today, there’s an easier, faster way to capture value beyond savings. With the new JAGGAER Edge purchasing program, our eProcurement customers get instant savings with pre-negotiated discounts from key suppliers. How easy is it to sign up for and use JAGGAER Edge? Customers simply select any JAGGAER Edge supplier from the list, agree to […]

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Avoid Adoption Challenges with the Right Source-to-Settle Solution Partner

Avoid Adoption Challenges with the Right Source-to-Settle Solution Partner

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All-in-one procurement solutions are becoming more attractive and the demand for them is growing. Organizations are looking for solutions to cover all areas of procurement so to save time and money plus it allows professionals to focus on being strategic.  The right full-suite procurement solution can, without a doubt, provide more value than a collection […]

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The #1 Thing that Will Kill Your Procurement Compliance Effort

The #1 Thing that Will Kill Your Procurement Compliance Effort

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You identified a compliance problem within your procurement process. You came up with a plan. You created PowerPoints and ROI spreadsheets worthy of an award. Your boss loved it. Now all you have to do is get everyone else on board. With a plan that makes such obvious sense, it should be a piece of […]

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Increase Procure-to-Pay Productivity with the JAGGAER Mobile App

Increase Procure-to-Pay Productivity with the JAGGAER Mobile App

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We all love our smart phones. Voice calls, texting, email and calendaring are all daily activities we have access to right at our fingertips.  Plus you can find an app for just about any service you need. So why not utilize our phones more to speed the procure-to-pay process and help keep things moving while […]

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What is Procurement?

What is Procurement?

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Running a procurement department is like herding cats.  Promoting preferred suppliers, ensuring contract compliance, and searching for savings opportunities are just the beginning of the challenges.  Take the first step toward becoming a powerhouse of efficiency and value by gaining a fundamental understanding of procurement and its processes. You engage in the procurement process more […]

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Become a Procurement Compliance Power House in 9 Simple Steps

Become a Procurement Compliance Power House in 9 Simple Steps

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When it comes to procurement compliance, there isn’t one standard all organizations adhere to. And we wouldn’t expect them to. Every organization has unique compliance needs, including yours.  So how do you develop, plan and implement a framework for compliance that works for your organization? Here are nine steps to get you started. Word to […]

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