Don’t want vendor lock-in? Better think hard about “platforms” and your procurement information architecture.
Chief Purchasing Officer: Procurement Technology
Through my career, I have found one almost foolproof way of embarrassing CPOs: Ask him or her how they measure savings in their organization. When […]
As services spend under management increases, it leads to more services procurement, and procurement organizations will be looking at services spend beyond the traditional category taxonomy view of world in order to squeeze more value out of it.
Don’t fall for the myth of integrated ERP procurement.
The centralization vs. decentralization argument in procurement is more of a myth than anything else – at least for companies that are further along the bell curve.
SAP is shaking up its cloud business. Or perhaps the cloud is shaking up SAP.
Even though we’re a bit less qualified to write about apps and platforms compared to some truly geeky technologists we know, it’s important for general Spend […]
Right No. 1: Buy an enterprise-class application that can link to multiple suppliers and supplier networks.
Even though I don’t know Tom Linton personally, all of my intelligence sources in the procurement world say that he is one of the best […]
This year’s Sapphire conference has been extremely interesting, not to mention big, with 80,000 users attending on-premise or virtually! It’s been a while since I […]
The Amazon experience for e-procurement is only a small part of procurement’s “moment of truth.”
Lower-end tools tend to cover the sourcing basics at highly attractive price points (or not, in the case of the ERPs). What are the positive of using these lower-end sourcing tools?