The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations

The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations? Be Prepared!

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Supplier negotiation skills are essential for anyone working in procurement. It’s become standard for companies to train their employees on negotiation tactics to get better deals from suppliers, but these skills are also useful outside of the buyer-supplier relationship. It’s often said that the most challenging negotiations are not the ones with suppliers, but rather the internal ones. Negotiating is an important […]

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Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for Managing the Crisis

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As the COVID-19 virus begins to subside in many parts of the world, supply chains are stabilizing. Some remain unpredictable, but many companies are trying to navigate the reopening process. Once they’ve taken immediate action, how can organizations ensure stability moving forward? What mid-term steps can they take to minimize their risk and maximize value? […]

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Scottish Councils Deliver Streamlined Contract and Supplier Management

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“The automation has streamlined the Council’s contract management and supplier performance processes and as such we feel that this has increased our business efficiency and improved internal and third-party collaboration by reducing operating expenses.” – Tommy Burns, Procurement Project Officer – East Ayrshire Council South Ayrshire Council (SAC) and East Ayrshire Council (EAC) are two […]

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How to Protect Your Institution from Fraud and Fake Suppliers

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How JAGGAER tools can help schools, universities, and other organizations protect themselves against scams, fraud, and fake suppliers. In 2017, the ongoing security battle against scammers reached a new level on a number of fronts. The year saw a notable increase in a particular type of scam: nefarious actors posing as vendors to trick organizations […]

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“The Holy Grail of Contract Management: Harmony Between Procurement, Sales and Legal Teams” Webinar

Q&A from The Holy Grail of Contract Management: Harmony Between Procurement, Sales and Legal Teams Webinar

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JAGGAER and Consilio hosted a webinar examining how organizations handle contract management within and between their procurement, sales and legal teams. Our speakers, John Lawlor, general counsel for JAGGAER, and Robin Snasdell, managing director for Consilio, discussed solutions for this difficult process to increase output while decreasing risk. Below, our speakers answer a few lasting […]

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Howard Community College to Centralize, Streamline Contract Management with JAGGAER

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Up until recently Howard Community College was using a manual, paper-based contract system. With a school that has more than 30,000 students, plus staff, plus contractors and vendors, that creates a mountain of paperwork to manage via manila folders and filing cabinets. The HCC team knew they needed an online system to manage the overwhelming […]

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5 Ways to Unlock the Value in your Contract Management System

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Customers with contract management systems (CMS) are leaving untapped savings on the table.

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4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Contract Management Solution

4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Contract Management Solution

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For large organizations, contract management can be a burden. A largely manual process for many organizations, contract management is often a time-consuming, laborious task that, if not done correctly, can have a huge negative impact. Most large organizations deal with thousands of contracts, each one with its own unique set of stipulations, deadlines and other […]

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Adopting Contract Management Best Practices (Part 3 of a 3 Part Series)

Adopting Contract Management Best Practices

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If you are following this series of blogs, you know we have already discussed the current state of contract management, with implementation numbers still much lower than we’d like to see, and highlighted some of the benefits of implementing a contract management solution. Armed with this information you may be looking to commit to a […]

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Exploring the Capabilities of Contract Management Software

Exploring the Capabilities of Contract Management Software

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In the first part of this series we discussed the Current State of Contract Management Software Adoption. According to PayStream’s 2016 Contract Lifecycle Management Report, a slim 22 percent of organizations currently use a contract management system, yet many more are feeling the pressure both from upper management and with business challenges to better manage […]

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