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 […]
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, […]
Key Findings from the JAGGAER 2019 Digital Procurement Survey Despite all the talk of digital transformation in procurement, the JAGGAER 2019 Digital Procurement Report reveals little change since 2017. The report identifies the lack of budget and requisite IT skills, and lack of progress with data integration as well as lack of digital knowledge among […]
JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought Leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer As we gear up for REV2019, we’re revisiting this interview with Walter Charles, CPO of Allergan, who […]
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 […]
In recent years there has been an increase in the outsourcing of services by banks in order to reduce costs and improve their efficiency and flexibility. Outsourcing makes it possible to take advantage of economies of scale and is a form of easy access to new technologies and to tools and services not available in […]
Source-to-Pay software or, simply put, S2P is an integrated suite of applications developed to take care of and manage each and every process within the procurement function. A typical S2P solution can effectively manage purchasing activities that range from spend analysis, e-auctions, purchase requisitions, sourcing events, invoice and payment processing and vendor relations. A well implemented S2P solution can [...]
Banking is a unique industry in many respects. It’s one of the most profitable, but also one of the most competitive. Procurement in Banking also faces unique challenges due to the tough regulatory compliance environment that sets limits on how Banks can achieve goals like cutting costs. But there’s another aspect, often overlooked, that sets [...]
Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Over the past several years, f ew topics have been as critical for global corporations as sustainability – investors, consumers, executive teams […]
“Do more with less.” Words that send a shiver down many a manager’s spine. But with budgets growing more slowly (1.3%, versus 2.7% in 2018) and expectations of cost and efficiency savings growing faster than ever, that is the reality faced by procurement professionals. The Hackett Group’s CPO Agenda is always eagerly awaited, and this […]
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