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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Life Sciences Leader Lonza Applies Swiss Efficiency to Sourcing

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Lonza, one of the most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical and biotech markets, recently decided to streamline their sourcing with JAGGAER’s powerful software. It’s a natural step from a company known for innovation and efficiency. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza is a specialty manufacturing organization with an impressive history of efficiency and innovation, […]

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What it Means for JAGGAER to be a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing

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JAGGAER strategic sourcing tools are on the rise, and industry analysts are starting to recognize that. For the third time, JAGGAER, formerly SciQuest, has been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Suites.

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How to Be the “Best in Your Business” Through Spend Analysis and Strategic Sourcing (Part 2)

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From computers and software to basic office supplies or widgets, organizations have a wide array of goods and services they need to purchase to support their business. While procurement professionals make it easier for users to purchase these items, sourcing’s job is more than just getting the best price and then buying “stuff.” It’s an […]

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How to Be the “Best in Your Business” Through Spend Analysis and Strategic Sourcing (Part 1)

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“You don’t know what you don’t know.” It’s an old adage, yet so many of us in procurement and sourcing don’t stop to ask the question and investigate – where are we spending our money? As Ardent Partners’ The State of Strategic Sourcing 2015 report states: “The vast majority of sourcing professionals know that having […]

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Building a Culture of Supplier Collaboration

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Businesses are moving faster than ever –automating, streamlining, fast-tracking – and collaboration is increasingly an important way to enhance your supplier relationships.

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The Right Sourcing Tool Eliminates the Real Halloween Scare

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On Halloween night be prepared for fright Ghost, Goblins, Ghouls and the like   Kids and adults all get into the action With costumes, decorations and perhaps a slight infraction   Haunted houses, parties and booing your friends All topped off with a sweet treat at the end   But what if, in all the […]

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Stability, Efficiency and Speed: Benefits of a Sourcing COE

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Procurement pros around the world recently joined a JAGGAER webinar to discover how they can drive more value in their global organizations by implementing a Sourcing Center of Excellence (COE). JAGGAER Vice President of Operations, Dan Willmer and sourcing expert, Prab Randhawa of Illinois Tool Works, laid out a step-by-step example of how organizations can […]

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3 Ways to Outdo Yourself in Spend Management

3 Ways to Outdo Yourself in Spend Management

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Spend management professionals have become victims of their own early successes. Driving down costs in double digit increments over multiple years through the application of technology and best practices has resulted in an expectation from the CFO and others that the party will continue. In addition, each new spend management solution uncovers new internal process […]

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The Best Solutions for Automating Your Business Processes

The Best Solutions for Automating Your Business Processes

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Have you ever tried to streamline your procurement and spend workflow to eliminate as many paper-laden processes as possible? If so, you’ll know it’s difficult because finding a system everyone can use can be overwhelming. So how do you optimize your business process automation? Business process automation can happen in many forms, whether it be […]

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