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Deploy a Strategic Category Management Solution to Maximize ROI

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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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5 Tips To Maximize Your Conference Experience at ISM 2019

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We’re gearing up for the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference, ISM 2019, in Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, one of the largest events in the procurement world with over 2,500 attendees. Whether or not your organization is attending ISM, it’s important to make the most out of any conference experience. […]

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They Bought WHAT? Fascinating Finds from Our eProcurement Catalog

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It’s National Procurement Month. That’s a real thing. It has a hashtag: #CelebrateProcurement. We celebrate procurement every day at JAGGAER, but we still felt like the month deserved a little fun recognition. So with that, we bring you  the oddest, most outlandish, strangest and weirdest-sounding items customers source through our eProcurement catalog. We didn’t make […]

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Source to Pay: The Real Value for Purchasing

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Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P) are two terms often used within the software industry to describe digital solutions that create efficiencies within procurement. And while both systems include many of the same features, they are distinctly different in terms of the functionality, control and the value they deliver. In the simplest of terms, P2P solutions […]

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How Close Are Global Procurement Organizations to Digital Transformation?

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The digital transformation of business is already underway. Digitalization is no longer viewed as the aspiration of a select few, but as an inevitability for businesses in nearly every sector. Over the past several years, the hype surrounding digitalization has also extended to procurement. These days, digital transformation is a top priority for most CPOs, […]

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

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As we’ve explored in our last two blog posts, economists are predicting a decline in global economic growth due to policy and trade issues both in the United States and the European Union, bringing an increased risk to supply chains and procurement organizations. This increased risk requires organizations to be proactive and innovative if they […]

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union

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In our last blog post we examined the factors impacting the 2019 economic climate in the United States. However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. So what does the economic forecast look like in Europe? In this series, JAGGAER dives into the 2019 economic outlook both in the […]

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Procurement in the United States in 2019

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

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As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. In this blog series, JAGGAER will dive into the 2019 economic outlook both in the U.S. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can […]

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Emerging Technologies: The Evolution of the Smart Assistant

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Everywhere we turn, there is a constant buzz around new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive intelligence. These emerging trends are expected to revolutionize procurement. According to Supply Management, “Cognitive procurement will drive the Procurement profession forward” and early adopters may certainly gain a competitive advantage.  Industry experts appear concerned primarily with […]

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Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

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Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, […]

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