ProcureCon Indirect Highlights – Copenhagen Airport Uses GEP System To Drive Procurement Improvement

Mette Villebro Sievers, Head of Category Management, Contract Management and the Operational Procurement Group at Copenhagen Airport, spoke at ProcureCon Indirect last week. The airport […]

The SAP Fieldglass Digital Network: What Is It and What Does It Mean? [PRO]

SAP Fieldglass announced in March the first stage in the development of its Digital Network, a new way for businesses to access alternative digital suppliers of workforce and services. Prominent among these suppliers are online talent marketplaces, which engage and aggregate one or more general categories of talent, typically freelancers/independent workers. While larger enterprises have generally been slow to utilize these emerging digital suppliers — especially through a managed buying channel and a VMS — we’ve observed that levels of [...]

A Crisis In Social Care? Alllied Healthcare Looks To Re-Structure Debts

There was a worrying development late last week when Allied Healthcare told staff and clients that they are seeking a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – […]

Holding Managed Services Providers (MSPs) Accountable to a BPO-Based Standard (Part 3) [Plus +]

Consider that during the initial years of a services procurement outsourcing initiative involving legal spend, that pursuing e-billing programs that enable rate management and better invoice tracking along with formal rate management programs and related benchmarking, rate/value alignment and volume discounting is most likely to deliver optimal near-term results. Yet in most cases, in the out-years of a multiple-year legal spend management program, it makes sense to move to such areas as law firm selection, alternative fee arrangements, resource optimization [...]

Down the Procurement Pub with Basware, Copenhagen, Windrush, Sun and LUMP

My colleague Nancy Clinton and I didn't want to go to Copenhagen for ProcureCon Indirect, it really is just duty calling, the need to bring […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

ProcureCon Indirect Day Two – Entrepreneurial Banks, Robots and Airports

Day two at ProcureCon Indirect was chaired by Richard Beaumont – both he and Cath Hill of CIPS yesterday were excellent in that role, despite […]

De La Rue Backs Down On Passport Procurement Challenge

De La Rue announced yesterday that they will not after all challenge the decision to award the new passport production contract to Gemalto.  The BBC […]

bidmode: Vendor Introduction (Part 1) — Background and Solution Overview [PRO]

Those who think the sourcing optimization market is wrapped up by incumbent technology would be wrong. For at least the last few months, procurement organizations interested in sourcing optimization have had their choice of five different providers: SAP Ariba, Coupa, Jaggaer, Keelvar and SynerTrade. To this list, we can now add a sixth option: bidmode. Among the first five on the list, currently available choices and capability vary significantly. SAP Ariba, the newest entrant, has big ambitions but limited capability. [...]

Catch-Up With Coupa – Acquisitions & Enhancements Increase Capability Further

We were disappointed to miss the Coupa European Executive Symposium in March, but luckily we were able to catch up recently with the EMEA Senior […]

CIPS Fellows Ride The Mail Rail! (And Learn About Royal Mail Procurement …)

The CIPS Fellows events calendar is very impressive these days, thanks to Shirley Cooper and her dedicated associates on the committee. (Can you spot Shirley […]

Vroozi: Vendor Snapshot Update (Part 2) — Strengths, Weaknesses, Customer Perspective, Competition and Summary [PRO]

Vroozi typifies the speed of innovation happening within the broader source-to-pay market in recent quarters. While much of our original Spend Matters Vendor Snapshot from early 2017 on Vroozi remains descriptive of the provider (see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), Vroozi has picked up its pace of innovation. This two-part Spend Matters PRO Vendor Snapshot Update provides a refresh of our previous analysis of Vroozi. Part 2 provides updated strengths and weaknesses, customer reference insight, competitive landscape observations and summary recommendations on [...]