Government

How JAGGAER and the UK Ministry of Justice Exceed Public Procurement Demands

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  Public sector procurement is stuck in limbo - frequently the differences between public and private sector seem enormous, but they're often exaggerated or misunderstood. We sat down with Richard Hogg, Managing Director, JAGGAER UK, and Jim Rawlings, Commercial Director, UK Ministry of Justice, to talk through the challenges and misconceptions about digital procurement in the public sector. Find out more about public [...]

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Dynamic Purchasing Systems: An Answer to Public Procurement Burdens?

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Every year, more than 250,000 public authorities in the European Union spend around 14% of GDP (around €2 trillion per year) on the purchase of services, works and supplies. Their peers in the United States are also responsible for about $2 trillion in spend. Could the money be better spent? Absolutely. How? Now that’s a [...]

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Transparency in Public Sector Procurement: Are You Ready for Open-book Accounting?

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Open–book accounting means the sharing of an organisation’s accounts with everybody who has an interest in the organisation: not just employees, direct and indirect shareholders and others. In effect, this means opening the books to the public. With growing interest in business transparency, it is a growing trend. There is no insurmountable technological barrier, since […]

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Unilever Gains Visibility & Control Over the Most Unpredictable Spend Category

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“What’s really beneficial is that we get instant insight into actual versus planned across all of our contracts, is our spend with a particular carrier a lot more or a lot less?” - Srestha Dutta, Global Process & Technology Senior Manager Profile $0Bannual revenue in 2017 0+brands 0%business in emerging markets Every day, 2.5 billion [...]

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The Heart of Negotiation: A Conversation with Molly Fletcher

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Procurement experts know that making deals is a key part of the job. From agreeing on bulk pricing with a supplier to working out budget numbers with internal stakeholders, procurement teams are locked in a constant give and take. But negotiation doesn’t have to be a battle and learning the steps to success is simpler […]

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How to Transform Your Procurement Process with Natural Language Generation

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“Alexa… find information about Conversational Platforms in Procurement…” Natural Language Generation (like Alexa and Siri) technologies are transforming the way business professionals and consumers interact with technology. Voice-enabled platforms are still in their infancy, but the technology rapidly advancing to enable more complex interactions. It’s only matter of time before we are all relying on […]

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Emerging Technologies: The Evolution of the Smart Assistant

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Everywhere we turn, there is a constant buzz around new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive intelligence. These emerging trends are expected to revolutionize procurement. According to Supply Management, “Cognitive procurement will drive the procurement profession forward” and early adopters may certainly gain a competitive advantage. Industry experts appear concerned primarily with […]

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Conducting Effective Procurement Spend Analysis in the Current Environment

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With the current global economic circumstances, it should come as no surprise that businesses across all industries are looking for real time solutions to aid their procurement process by identifying cost reduction and spend management opportunities as a priority. The pandemic has not only created a need for a shift in business process, but it […]

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Crossrail Relies on JAGGAER to Source Europe’s Largest Construction Project

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It would be near impossible to manage [bidding] without the software. Specifications, drawings, methodology, and milestones may inevitably change during the bidding period, and we need to be sure those changes are reflected universally and communicated instantly to the suppliers. The JAGGAER system is a reliable communication system and traceable; it’s real-time and it’s live.”— [...]

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Procurement in the Public and Private Sectors: Is There Really Much Difference?

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The short answer to that question is yes, there are big differences. The more nuanced answer is yes, there are differences, but in many respects, they are narrowing, and in any case, the things they have in common are far greater. One of the reasons that the answer has become so nuanced is that the […]

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