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How to discover new suppliers using community intelligence

You would think that in the age of the internet, companies would have no trouble finding suppliers for just about anything they might need for their business. It turns out it’s not so simple. Internet searches can turn up potential suppliers, but are those suppliers financially sound? Can they ship…Read blog post

How procurement can deploy bots effectively

Bots are gaining adoption for front end business process such as customer service. Finance organizations are also looking at bots as a way to automate repetitive, rules-based tasks, and they could serve the same purpose in procurement organizations. The name “bots” is somewhat deceiving, as what we are really talking…Read blog post

Could Buying Online Be a Catalyst For a Government Procurement Transformation?

The rest of the world has been buying online for a long time now, and with Congressional permission, our government agencies will finally get to try it out. A section included in the annual defense authorization bill allows the Pentagon and other government agencies to buy directly from online…Read blog post

How to speed requisition to order time: Shorter approval chains

Your internal purchase order process faces tough competition from the phone or internet and a credit card. When an employee needs to buy something to do their job, they usually need it fast, and they’d probably rather run afoul of the procurement or accounting process than their boss, or a…Read blog post

7 things executives need to know to capitalize on payments automation

Payments don’t get a lot of attention in the C-suite. That’s not too surprising, since making payment happens long after the important strategic decisions have been made. As long as cash flow is good, and vendors aren’t calling looking for their money, most executives assume all is well.  …Read blog post