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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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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How Banks Can Improve Transparency in Procurement for Better Compliance

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Banking is a unique industry in many respects. It’s one of the most profitable, but also one of the most competitive. Procurement in Banking also faces unique challenges due to the tough regulatory compliance environment that sets limits on how Banks can achieve goals like cutting costs. But there’s another aspect, often overlooked, that sets [...]

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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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Top 10 Reasons Why Portfolio Savings Manager Will Move the Savings Needle For You

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Portfolio Savings Manager – or PSM – is a new savings management solution that automates the management of savings initiatives organization-wide. It allows oversight across all current and future projects so you can clearly see where to focus your efforts to achieve savings. While there are countless benefits to a robust initiative tracking solution, here […]

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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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Jump Start Your Year with Our Quick Procurement Process Checkup

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January is a month we associate with many things: resolutions, fresh starts, winter weather – and for those of us in corporate America, detailing for the C-Suite how we’ll do even more with even less in the coming year. If you’re a procurement pro, the challenge to do more with less presents a golden opportunity […]

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