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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Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan

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Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey identifies the key challenges that procurement professionals are struggling to tackle. The biggest risk factors, according to the survey, are the economic downturn and deflation (cited by 42% of respondents), internal complexity due to M&A activity, organizational silos, non-standard processes (39%), managing complexity within mega-suppliers (37%), trade war (33%), managing […]

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AI to improve decision-making in sourcing and procurement

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

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What Is the Best Way to Secure Sustainable Competitive Advantage from New Technologies? Until now the focus of attention has been process automation or augmentation. Our recently published report, “Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We?”, which is based on a global survey with responses from 391 CPOs and other senior procurement decision makers, […]

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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 Close Are We to Digital Transformation in Procurement?

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Key Findings from the JAGGAER 2019 Digital Procurement Survey Despite all the talk of digital transformation in procurement, the JAGGAER 2019 Digital Procurement Report reveals little change since 2017. The report identifies the lack of budget and requisite IT skills, and lack of progress with data integration as well as lack of digital knowledge among […]

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 2)

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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 Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen   With REV 2019 approaching, we’re revisiting the interview with supply chain and procurement platform thought […]

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward

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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 Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer   As we gear up for REV2019, we’re revisiting this interview with Walter Charles, CPO of Allergan, who […]

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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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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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