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1. P2P 101
eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart for ...
Created on 14 February 2017
2. Top Spend Matters Stories of 2016
Lots of publications do 'Best of...' lists for the previous year, but few provide the insight of the Spend Matters' analysts. They're all over the P2P (procure-to-pay) process and are adept at identifying ...
Created on 04 January 2017
3. The Jetson's Visit the Supply Chain
The future looks pretty interesting in the procurement arena, according to Chris Haydon from SAP Ariba in an article on the Spend Matters site.What used to sound far-out is now achievable, with processes ...
Created on 05 December 2016
4. Is Blockchain a Fit For Supply Chain?
We've been reading a lot about 'blockchain' technology, but is any of it relevant to our work?According to a recent guest article on the Spend Matters site by Jonas Divine, the P2P process may be a good ...
Created on 22 November 2016
5. Technology Changes Procurement
In another interview with Ariba's Alex Attenberger, Jason Busch reviews the role that technology has played and will continue to play in the procurement function. It's not just speeding things up, technolo ...
Created on 12 October 2016
6. Procurement's Future is Bright
If you want to know where the procurement function is heading, why not talk to an industry leader? Jason Busch recently interviewed Ariba's Alex Atzberger and came away with some great information.Not surprisingly ...
Created on 15 September 2016
7. Digital Strategies and the Supply Chain
Everyone has their own definition of what comprises the 'digital supply chain'. When Jason Busch, head honcho at Spend Matters, weighs in while discussing the topic with the president of SAP Ariba, we lear ...
Created on 13 August 2016
8. OpenText Plans
OpenText, a well-known software company in the ecommerce and B2B integration space, continues to evolve. Bob Ferrarri attended their recent conference and came away with a wealth of information about where ...
Created on 10 August 2016
9. An Increase in B2B Choices
Business-to-business (B2B) sales will probably never be the sexy side of ecommerce, but it's very profitable and competition is increasing. Amazon Business has gotten most of the press since its inception, ...
Created on 09 August 2016
10. SAP and Microsoft Announce Integration Plan
Two big software players, SAP and Microsoft, have announced an integration plan that should make performing some procurement tasks on platforms we all use a bit easier.The thought process behind the plan ...
Created on 21 June 2016
11. A New P2P Player
In the ever-changing P2P system space, another vendor has popped on the Spend Matters radar: Zycus. Their capabilities have grown to the extent that they're now a viable option for purchasing organizations.Jason ...
Created on 13 October 2015
12. The Question of Supplier Fees
How you feel about supplier fees usually depends on which side of the transactional fence your sitting on. With the growth of B2B ecommerce and the proliferation of e-transactions, the subject will likely ...
Created on 14 September 2015
13. Supply Chain Finance Movement
... on what SAP, Ariba, and others are planning. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 25 August 2015
14. Portal Problems with E-Invoicing
As e-invoicing becomes more prevalent, certain customers requirements can wreak havoc on the efficiency of the process. When multiple platforms are needed, it may be time to try a different approach.On ...
Created on 06 July 2015
15. Ariba Continues to Change
One of the highest profile acquisitions in recent memory was SAP's purchase of Ariba. Much water has made its way over the dam since then, and Ariba has continued to reinvent itself to support changes i ...
Created on 16 May 2015
16. E-Invoicing Insights
The folks at Spend Matters have a good grasp of both the processes and technologies involved in procurement. Jason Busch recently interviewed a few e-invoicing partners and came away with several key observations.E-invoicing ...
Created on 05 May 2015
17. Business Networks and SAP
...  Diginomica site, Phil Wainewright looks at how the Concur and Ariba purchases confirm SAP's belief in the futue of the network approach. Read it HERE. ...
Created on 04 May 2015
18. Ariba Changes Direction?
One of the earliest providers of eprocurement software, Ariba, seems to be changing its direction a bit. It wasn't that long ago that Ariba became part of SAP, but cloud technology and other advancement ...
Created on 27 April 2015
19. Combating the Executive Influencer
We've all seen it: a technology direction is being evaluated, and the big vendor who has your CEO's ear ends up influencing the decision. What do you do to avoid that situation with your eprocurement platform ...
Created on 09 April 2015
20. An Interview with SAP's CEO
Bill McDermott, CEO of ERP giant SAP, gives us a few thoughts in a recent interview summarized by Vinnie Merchandani on the Enterprise Irregulars site. As more companies move to the cloud, SAP is adjusting ...
Created on 10 February 2015