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How to Transform Procurement: Start With Ease of Use

  • March 01, 2018
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  • Chris Bansbach, Kristin Ruehle, Alison Detwiler and Tom Fahey
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  • Procurement
Digital transformation is a phrase that’s been bandied a about a lot lately, but what does it mean in the context of procurement? In a four-part series on The Intelligent Operations Blog, experts in procurement transformation and operations at our partner Accenture share their vision of what the digital procurement…Read blog post

Section 846: Catalyst for a government procurement transformation?

Far from the clamor in the press about tax cuts and the Russia investigation, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 was quietly signed into law on December 12 of 2017. Tucked away in its many pages is Section 846, “Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals.” This…Read blog post

The staying warm guide to choosing technology solutions

Since the Great Recession, mid-market companies have come into their own, on average recovering and growing at a much faster clip than big and small businesses. According to researchfrom the National Center for the Middle Market, for the year ended July 2017, mid-market companies grew revenues 6.7 percent on average, versus…Read blog post

How to use automation to speed expense report approval

  • February 13, 2018
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  • Ethan Laub & Maggie Joy
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  • Expenses
Are you reimbursing employees for their expenses quickly, or is it taking weeks and weeks to get money back in their pockets? If the answer is “weeks and weeks” your expense report approval process may need some fine tuning. Fast turnaround of employee expense reports is good for everyone.…Read blog post

When, why and how to get started with category management

In a smaller business, procurement tends to be informal and transactional. There’s probably someone in operations, or an admin, whose job it is to go out and buy things. There’s no sourcing being done. They simply search online and buy what they need, and that’s fine. However, as businesses…Read blog post