AI for Better Supplier Collaboration: First, Get Your Data in Order

AI for Better Supplier Collaboration: First, Get Your Data in Order

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Most software vendors have taken an applications-driven approach to delivering solutions. They have identified the main challenges faced by procurement professionals and developed applications that address those specific challenges. This has brought benefits but not sustainable value, especially when buyers have looked for “best-of-breed” point solutions with limited interoperability. The result has been isolated applications, […]

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E-invoicing

How to Optimize Cash Management with a Portfolio Approach to AP Processes

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A centralized, seamless, process for your accounts payable team is integral to faster invoice processing in order to attain early payment discounts and avoid fees. This can feel impossible when viewing a diverse field of suppliers and transaction types, but it is entirely possible to offer your suppliers the flexibility they need while adhering to [...]

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CPOs are juggling procurement challenges

Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan

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Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey identifies the key challenges that procurement professionals are struggling to tackle. The biggest risk factors, according to the survey, are the economic downturn and deflation (cited by 42% of respondents), internal complexity due to M&A activity, organizational silos, non-standard processes (39%), managing complexity within mega-suppliers (37%), trade war (33%), managing […]

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AI to improve decision-making in sourcing and procurement

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

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What Is the Best Way to Secure Sustainable Competitive Advantage from New Technologies? Until now the focus of attention has been process automation or augmentation. Our recently published report, “Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We?”, which is based on a global survey with responses from 391 CPOs and other senior procurement decision makers, […]

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Procurement: Waterfall Methodology vs. Agile Methodology

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There are many approaches to delivering a software solution but there are two main categories: waterfall, or traditional methodology, and the more recent agile delivery model. Learn the differences, and how to speed up the success of your procurement processes through agile implementation in our Get Smart webinar. Waterfall is so-called because it is a [...]

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What's next for procuremnet?

What’s Next for Digital Procurement?

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Our survey of the global procurement community and the subsequent report, Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? revealed heightened awareness of digital technologies and their potential to transform the procurement function, but little progress over the past two years. It identified a couple of key challenges. We dealt with one of them in […]

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What Should You Look for in AI Solutions for Procurement?

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A Gartner report published in September 2018, entitled “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Procurement Software Applications” set out the reasons why many procurement leaders are hesitant about investing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The headline reason can be summarized in one word: hype. Based on the Gartner research and our own extensive survey findings, […]

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Zooming in on Data Integration in Procurement

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Procurement is central to the profitability of organizations in all industry sectors. Given the value that procurement delivers, you would think that the function is ripe for digital transformation. But the reality is rather different. Why is this? Our 2019 Digital Procurement Survey, Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? provides some answers. We […]

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Spotlight on Supplier Management and Sourcing in Fashion

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

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More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Digital transformation is delivering benefits to many of the world’s leading fashion companies, especially in Italy, where roughly half of […]

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Digitalization in Procurement: Your Questions Answered

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Last week JAGGAER hosted a webinar reviewing the findings of our recently released 2019 Digital Procurement Survey Report. We reviewed the key takeaways and provided recommendations for how procurement professionals can begin to take advantage of next-generation technologies. Our engaged audience left us with more questions than we could get to in our allotted time, […]

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