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Deploy a Strategic Category Management Solution to Maximize ROI

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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 […]

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5 Tips To Maximize Your Conference Experience at ISM 2019

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We’re gearing up for the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference, ISM 2019, in Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, one of the largest events in the procurement world with over 2,500 attendees. Whether or not your organization is attending ISM, it’s important to make the most out of any conference experience. […]

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They Bought WHAT? Fascinating Finds from Our eProcurement Catalog

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It’s National Procurement Month. That’s a real thing. It has a hashtag: #CelebrateProcurement. We celebrate procurement every day at JAGGAER, but we still felt like the month deserved a little fun recognition. So with that, we bring you  the oddest, most outlandish, strangest and weirdest-sounding items customers source through our eProcurement catalog. We didn’t make […]

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Source to Pay… The Real Value for Purchasing

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Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P) are two terms often used within the software industry to describe digital solutions that create efficiencies within procurement. And while both systems include many of the same features, they are distinctly different in terms of the functionality, control and the value they deliver. In the simplest of terms, P2P solutions […]

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How Close Are Global Procurement Organizations to Digital Transformation?

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The digital transformation of business is already underway. Digitalization is no longer viewed as the aspiration of a select few, but as an inevitability for businesses in nearly every sector. Over the past several years, the hype surrounding digitalization has also extended to procurement. These days, digital transformation is a top priority for most CPOs, […]

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

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As we’ve explored in our last two blog posts, economists are predicting a decline in global economic growth due to policy and trade issues both in the United States and the European Union, bringing an increased risk to supply chains and procurement organizations. This increased risk requires organizations to be proactive and innovative if they […]

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JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants

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In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was […]

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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…” Business technologies using Natural Language Generation (like Alexa and Siri) are transforming the way business professionals and consumers interact with technology. Voice-enabled platforms are still in their infancy, but the technology continues to rapidly advance to include more complex interactions. It will only be a matter of […]

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JAGGAER Recognized in BOTH Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports

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2018 has been quite the year for JAGGAER. In May, JAGGAER was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites. August saw the company recognized again, this time as JAGGAER* was recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. With recognition in both reports, we are confident JAGGAER […]

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Cognitive Procurement – Is It the Final Frontier?

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There has been a lot of buzz about disruptive technologies in procurement circles, one being cognitive procurement. But what is it and how can it be leveraged to create efficiencies and economies of scale in the procurement department? This blog will explore these questions, as well as the implications of AI for the future. Artificial […]

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