You Are Only As Strong As Your Supply Chain

In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, supply chain effectiveness is becoming a ke…

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If only you spoke Esperanto

The premise of Esperanto is extremely compelling: invent a simple universal language that would be e…

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P2P Enabled Early Pay – The Win-Win-Win Way

In the past few weeks I have been approached by two of our largest enterprise customers, both addres…

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Supplier Bullying: Cutting the Branch You Are Sitting on?

There has been a lot written lately about the erosion in payment terms to suppliers and the risk it…

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Supplier Collaboration and Your Bottom Line

The CPO Rising 2014 Convergence bench-marking report, based on a survey of more than 250 leading CPO…

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Are banks going to become the tipping point for e-Invoicing adoption?

It would therefore make sense, as the Global Business Intelligence paper suggests, that banks would…

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Opening The Gates: How Non-Bank Financing Will Effectively Address The Small Business Credit Gap

The benefits of a financially strong SME supply base are well documented.  The question is how to ge…

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What is supplier collaboration?

What impact does this move to the paperless office have on the collaborative process with stakeholde…

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Obama calls for early payment to suppliers – but it takes two to tango

I read with great interest the White House press release announcing the creation of the SupplierPay…

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Have we finally achieved the paperless office?

One of the more interesting observations that came from our Purchasing Insight’s webinar P2P Breakin…

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Can your firewall stop bad invoices?

While everyone clearly understands the benefits of automating the P2P process in terms of freeing up…

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Recent automotive industry study shows that P2P efficiency and supplier performance go hand-in-hand

There is a moment of poignancy in “Too Big To Fail”, a movie that provides a true account of the 200…

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What is the Internet of Things and what does it mean to the P2P world

It seems that the Internet of Things is finally becoming a reality.  What is even more exciting, as…

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The universal language of Multiple ERP system integration

My recent interview with CPO Summit regarding the automation of the entire Procure-to-Pay process ge…

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Supplier Network Fees: Pay-to-Play or Pay for Value?

In Duncan Jones’ recent Procurement Leaders article “Are eCommerce Network Fees For Suppliers A Barr…

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New Intel case study speaks directly to the importance of supplier accessibility

In a previous post, we talked about supplier adoption as a percentage of the total supply base and h…

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Shoring Up The Cloud

Cloud Computing changes the concept of outsourcing and off-shoring as a physical exchange of service…

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Breaking through the savings illusion

In order to change an attitude, it is necessary to modify the information on which that attitude res…

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Clouds Come in Different Shapes

The desire to make cloud computing resilient, secure, and scalable can result in a computing platfor…

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Reverse Vendor Rationalization

Given the above anticipated savings, it is not surprising that vendor rationalization or consolidati…

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Don’t Confuse Workflow Automation with Process Automation

The 15-year old workflow technology is enjoying a new found glory with e-invoicing solutions. But do…

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What’s wrong with BPO?

If you’re looking for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on all things purchasing, Purchasing…

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e-invoicing – still not much to show for after all these years

Remember the 90’s when everything “e” was the next big thing? That’s when e-invoicing came about. Un…

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