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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. Supplier Networks, Part 2
In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.The benefits for supply chains from process and capability ...
Created on 26 January 2017
3. P2P Network Options
In the first of a series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera reviews the capabilities that need to be mixed and matched by participants. He takes us through the P2P process and identifies decisions ...
Created on 24 January 2017
4. Analyzing Procurement Technology
On the Spend Matters site, Jason Busch applies a tool called the 5 Forces Diagram to analyze procurement technology.It's an interesting exercise that helps a user think about a particular company, process, ...
Created on 30 November 2016
5. It's Integration Time!
The benefits of automating orders, invoices, and ASNs between your company and its customers are well known. Integrated documents are faster, less prone to error, and improve workflow among your people ...
Created on 16 November 2016
6. 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
7. Time to Automate Payments
"What's the best time to automate supplier payments?", the folks at Spend Matters ask. What's wrong with now?The technology is there, it's not a huge investment, and change management isn't complex, according ...
Created on 11 October 2016
8. Amazon Business Shakes Up Procurement
Amazon Business (formerly Amazon Supply) has been around for a few years now, and they've shaken things up. Changing how B2B procurement functions is a tall order, but in a recent interview with their ...
Created on 04 October 2016
9. 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
10. 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
11. Integrating the Procurement Pieces
When you have an ERP, P2P systems, supplier networks, and various supply chain system components running your supply chain functions, you have your hands full. Integrating the technology pieces is tough, ...
Created on 11 August 2016
12. What's Being Automated in Supply Chains
Supply Chains are embracing automation, yet some processes are in focus more than others. Kaitlyn McAvoy reviews the data from a recent study and finds that automation of P2P processes was very popular.SRM ...
Created on 27 July 2016
13. Open Text Notes
Bob Ferrari from Supply Chain Matters recently attended the Open Text analyst event and gleaned a lot of interesting information about the direction B2B technology is heading.Open Text (formerly GXS, which ...
Created on 02 May 2016
14. Supplier Networks in 2016
There's no one around who does a better job analyzing the topic of supplier networks than Jason Busch of Spend Matters. In a recent article on the site, he reviews where he thinks networks are going in ...
Created on 28 January 2016
15. You Are Only As Strong As Your Supply Chain
...  according to the Billentis E-Invoicing/E-Billing International Market Overview & Forecast. The Talent Gap Linda Topping, vice president and chief procurement officer with consumer packaged goods manufacture ...
Created on 05 January 2016
16. Solidify Your Order to Cash with ERP/EDI Integration
... ess. A typical installation might include:   Purchaser and Supplier module Inventory Management module Sampling module Production Management module Total Quality Management module Export Invo ...
Created on 24 August 2015
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. Iceland Hot On Electronic Invoicing
In an attempt to cut costs and improve the efficiency of governmental agencies, the government of Iceland recently announced its switch to business-to-government electronic invoicing. A press release issued ...
Created on 09 March 2015