Standards for eInvoicing continue to push the AP revolution

eInvoicing Standards Continue to Push the AP Revolution

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With Brexit, trade wars, economic crises and recessions, 2019 has been far from boring. One of the measures governments often take to address tough economic conditions, by strengthening the collection of indirect and customs taxes, is to implement electronic invoicing mandates. New mandates announced or implemented in the last year include Italy, Greece and India, [...]

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Seven things to consider before implementing your SaaS solution

7 Things to Consider Before Implementing Procurement SaaS

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What is SaaS?  When you decide to deploy a SaaS solution for procurement, you are choosing the provider of a service. You don’t choose any of the server, storage, or networking specifics, and you don’t choose an operating system, or even a language to develop new tools in. Rather, you get an application, such as eProcurement or Supply Chain Management. However, you can choose the specific settings in the application, the […]

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Adopting an agile mindset in procurement

Why Procurement Needs a More Agile Mindset

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When it comes to delivering successful digital transformation, procurement needs to change its mindset. Apologies if that sounds a little provocative, but it is an opinion based on 20 years of experience that straddles both the procurement function and software implementation projects. A lot has changed in those two decades, on both sides. In the […]

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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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waterfall and agile project for your procurement

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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Trends and Advantages of Digitalization in Manufacturing Procurement

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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 Georg Rösch – Vice President, Direct Procurement Product Management at JAGGAER. Trends and Advantages of Digitalization in Manufacturing Procurement We recently chatted with […]

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Indirect vs. Direct Goods and Services. What’s the Difference?

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Let’s say that, instead of procurement services, you produced soda bottles instead. What would your spend management goals be? Or, what if you are looking to hire an “A Team” for your department? What would your spend management goals be then? How would they be different? Understanding the distinction between direct and indirect goods and […]

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JAGGAER blog, "4 Must-have-skills for the Procurement Manager of Tomorrow"

4 Must-Have Skills for the Procurement Manager of Tomorrow

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Digitalization in procurement is in full swing. In addition to automating transactional processes, which is already standard in many companies, digitalization in procurement today also extends to tactical and strategic processes. Procurement managers’ daily routines will change soon. What skills will the procurement managers of tomorrow need? What will their strengths be? Thomas Dieringer, Managing […]

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