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How to improve Strategic Sourcing with category Management

Category management is a way of driving and delivering value, growth and innovation and yet most companies struggle with the transition from strategic sourcing to effective category management. Improving the category management function not only makes for a smooth handoff, it helps feed continued improvements in strategic sourcing. I…Read blog post

Italy B2B mandate: A tipping point for e-invoicing

In March of this year, Italy made waves in the world of e-invoicing by announcingthat as of January 1, 2019, e-invoicing will be required for all business to business transactions conducted there. This mandate is the first of its kind in Europe, and it caught many industry watchers, including myself,…Read blog post

How procurement can build their analytics muscles

  • August 21, 2018
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  • Kristin Ruehle and Alison Detwiler
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  • Procurement
More than ever, companies need actionable insights from their data to improve performance in every part of the organization. Procurement is rich with data that leading organizations are just now beginning to tap into to impact the business in ways it couldn’t before. For instance, they’re using new insights to…Read blog post

8 tips for a successful procurement transformation

What do we mean by procurement transformation, and how do you accomplish it in an organization with a multi-million dollar spend portfolio, and thousands of employees around the globe? The ultimate goal of procurement transformation today is not just savings and process optimization. Increasingly, procurement organizations are looking to…Read blog post

How procurement can become data driven: Collect more data

  • August 08, 2018
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  • Kristin Ruehle and Tom Fahey
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  • Procurement
Many procurement organizations face a dilemma: They dream about an emerging future in which analytics, artificial intelligence, bots, and other technologies work in tandem to automate and accelerate work while improving procurement outcomes. But the dream ends abruptly when it becomes clear they lack the right data and enough data…Read blog post