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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. Whither the Supplier Catalog?
Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell of Spend Matters are duking it out on the topic of catalog use in procurement. In 2 recent posts on the site, we learn the pro and con arguments as well as alternatives ...
Created on 19 September 2016
3. Arguing About Catalogs in Procurement
I posted the link to an article earlier in the week about catalog use in the procurement process. Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell at Spend Matters have followed up with a series of pro's and con's on t ...
Created on 07 September 2016
4. Catalogs in the eCommerce Age
Those of us who have dealt with supplier catalogs in the age of ecommerce probably have an immediate answer to Jason Busch's question about whether to kill them completely.However, they have their plac ...
Created on 06 September 2016
5. Applying Lean to MRO
MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) purchasing is one area of procurement that consistently flies under the radar. Might it be a good target for process improvement and cost reduction?Kevin Tacek ...
Created on 02 August 2016
6. A New Home for Google+
... to provide EDI integration, translation services, onboarding assistance, 3pl services, etc. I can also envision extensive cataloging services that democratize the dissemination of wholesale, retail, and ...
Created on 15 February 2016
7. Key Questions About IoT
... g around that need to be answered.On the Network World site, Matt Larson reviews catalogues the issues but, alas, has no definitive answers. Read about it HERE. ...
Created on 13 February 2016
8. Retail by the App
... Certainly there are plenty of options for product catalog systems that integrate with supplier updates but there is still a lack of standardization in the X12 spec. The recent update of the spec provides ...
Created on 01 February 2016
9. Beware the Shopper
... searches. But smaller brands and products struggle to be represented. That leaves their product information in the hands of their retailers that publish product catalogs and consumers who write reviews ...
Created on 15 January 2016
10. Building a Buying Engine
How do you start to build your own guided buying engine? Well, Pierre Mitchell from the Spend Matters group has some good ideas.He provides the basics in a recent article on their site, and the benefits ...
Created on 28 December 2015
11. When and When Not To Deviate From Standards
(Industry Updates)
...  It doesn’t matter if we are ordering widgets, or invoicing, or transmitting catalog data, or checking insurance claims eligibility, the EDI needs to contain the data that the two parties need to communicate. ...
Created on 30 July 2015
12. The Unnecessary Costs Of EDI Document Errors
... originated from neglected updates to product information. This means the catalogues being referred to when purchase orders are being created have not been updated with the suppliers’ current product information. ...
Created on 15 June 2015
13. IBM and B2B
In an article on the My Purchasing Center site, John Hall looks at how IBM is shaking up the B2B ecommerce market. Although the B2B market is huge, it's always lagged behind B2C technologically.IBM hopes ...
Created on 29 December 2014
14. The Hub and Spoke Procurement Model
Procurement is accelerating its efforts to provide greater value to their business partners. They're not just the transaction processors, folks.In a Spend Matters article, Diptarup Chakraborti explains ...
Created on 11 November 2014
15. Constructive Disruptiveness In The Supply Chain
... t salespersons. More interesting reading on Steve is a collection of his leadership abilities.  You might even be interested in Steve Jobs, the Poet.  The accomplishments of Jobs, have been well-cataloge ...
Created on 10 November 2014
16. SAP & eBay
SAP's recently announced partnership with eBay gives the folks at Spend Matters something interesting to ponder. SAP continues to add functionality in an attempt to shore up their eprocurement offering.Is ...
Created on 21 June 2014
17. Logistics at the Local Level - on a National Scale
... st how close they are to filling up the 4 cubic feet and 45 pound limit. But looking at just what was required in order to make that work, anyone involved with a digital catalog knows that it only takes fai ...
Created on 28 April 2014
18. Omnichannel Nirvana
... rinted catalog, and online. They see no line between the different delivery channels. A common expectation is that they can place an order online and pick the item up at the store. In fact, the report sa ...
Created on 16 April 2014
19. What Does Integration Mean to Your Process
... It may come from a web catalog, from a retailer, or from a service like Amazon that integrates multiple processes. With the speed and complexity of product demand it's critical to record and automate eac ...
Created on 03 February 2014
20. eProcurement Market Analysis
Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell at Spend Matters take a critical look at what's going on in the eProcurement (P2P) market. With consolidation and new players happening on what seems to be a daily basis, ...
Created on 22 January 2014