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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 fo ...
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. Starting Up Your Procurement Process
For a business start-up, developing a procurement process typically isn't top-of-mind. It's important to have, though, since out of control purchasing has been the downfall of many small businesses.On ...
Created on 29 December 2016
4. SAP to P2P Integration Fun & Games
Integrating SAP with a P2P system can be challengiing. In fact, the technical part is the easy piece, according to Jason Busch. The business process changes add a complex layer to the whole thing. ...
Created on 25 October 2016
5. 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 the ...
Created on 07 September 2016
6. 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 place ...
Created on 06 September 2016
7. eProcurement Basics Still Important
Jason Busch spent some time recently with a group of eprocurement customers and discovered, not to his surprise, that basic 'blocking and tackling' are still key elements to success.Cloud-based system ...
Created on 02 June 2016
8. Procurement Gets Smarter
... will allow them to catch up to the complexity that now exists in the purchasing environment. Joe Yacura and Ken Hamilton provide their thoughts on this new type of eprocurement software HERE. ...
Created on 23 May 2016
9. MRO Needs a Strategy
Unless MRO (maintenance, repair, and operational) procurement is considered strategic, it won't receive the attention it deserves. According to Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux on the Spend Matters ...
Created on 10 March 2016
10. Staples Uses Procurement Survey Results
B2B procurement is a challenging process. Forrester has recently completed an extensive survey on the topic that is being used by some companies to design their B2B procurement systems.My Purchasing Center's ...
Created on 13 February 2016
11. 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
12. Giving Thanks
Just a bit late for Thanksgiving, Pierre Mitchell provides a list of 9 things we in the supply chain should be thankful for. They're mostly obvious choices, but nonetheless it's that time of year.We'd ...
Created on 03 December 2015
13. The New Champion
Spend Matters, and in particular its founder Jason Busch, has been studying procurement forever. Jason thinks it's time to call cloud eprocurement the new standard for the process.The advantages over on-sit ...
Created on 24 November 2015
14. Addressing eProcurement Challenges
eProcurement vendors have made a lot of promises to supply chains, but are  they delivering? Well, there are indeed many challenges, not the least of which is selecting a provider.On the My Purchasing ...
Created on 11 November 2015
15. The Evolution of Procurement
Procurement's evolution from a cost-containment function to one of value creation is an ongoing story. A recent conference sponsored by Zycus produced some forward thinking on the subject by a number of ...
Created on 27 October 2015
16. 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
17. A New Look for Procurement Tech
On the Spend Matters site, Jason Busch looks at a recent report by Accenture that proposes a radical new look for procurement. Virtual malls have been envisioned for quite awhile, but it looks like ...
Created on 04 August 2015
18. Growth in eProcurement Tool Usage
The growth in the use of eprocurement tools, both within and outside of ERP systems, isn't waning any time soon. Recent research by Ivalua shows a strong preference by supply chain professionals for th ...
Created on 02 June 2015
19. SCM Sortware Purchases Rise
Continuing the trends empowered by best-of-breed and cloud technology approaches, a recent survey from Gartner shows strong growth in purchases of supply chain management and procurement software. SAP ...
Created on 24 May 2015
20. 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 ...
Created on 16 May 2015