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THE QUARTERBACK’S CODE FOR STRATEGIC SOURCING

When it comes to strategic sourcing, organisations shouldn’t have to choose between standardisation and flexibility. Good technology should allow for both. A familiar cry to many, but maybe not to those not especially interested in the sport of Football in the USA (aka American Football back home in the UK). “Omaha!” is the often used pre-snap call of one of the sport’s greats, two-time Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning. But what does “Omaha!” mean? And if it means something specific, how have the competition not worked it out after all these years? And how come Manning’s former team are as much in the dark as the rest of us? A blog post at Procurious.com

BACK TO BLOG UNLOCKING THE CRITICAL BUSINESS VALUE WITHIN CONTRACTS

This directive is fairly straightforward, but as many sourcing and procurement professionals know, following this excellent business advice can be anything but simple. The contract management process is akin to herding cats in most organizations, given the wide array of stakeholders involved, each with their own specific requirements and timelines. This leads to significant delays during the negotiation and authoring phases, and indeed throughout the entire contract lifecycle. Mastering this linchpin of B2B commerce is crucial to streamlining the full process of requisition to purchase to settlement, resulting in massive cost and efficiency savings. An article by PayStream Advisors.

ADVANCING THE USER EXPERIENCE WITH PROCUREMENT SOFTWARE

Anyone that has experience with consumer electronics knows that the ‘user experience’ is a multi-faceted concept. We encounter a device or software and form an immediate impression about its look and feel. Next is the functionality: does it do what we need it to do easily? How well does it fit into our lifestyle and how easy is it to learn how to use it? An article by Buyers Meeting Point.

IS PROCUREMENT READY FOR THE MOBILE REVOLUTION?

This was a quote passed to me by a colleague who was discussing our mobile procurement software strategy with the prospective customer. You might be forgiven for thinking that this was some sort of dismissive statement, indicating perhaps an underlying Luddite tendency, “We’ve never used procurement software like that before so don’t see why we should start now”. A blog post at Procurious.com

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