Sourcing and Procurement

Solutions, practices, policies, processes related to sourcing and procurement.

SAP Concur: Consumerization at Work

SAP Concur’s products in Travel, Expense, and Invoice are good examples of how enterprise software is being ‘consumerized’ to encourage use by employees who have increasingly higher UX expectations.

Healthy Growth and Innovations Highlighted at Ariba Live

SAP Ariba is getting serious about managing direct materials spend, as well as innovating in areas such as machine learning, blockchain, integrating with other networks, and more. We explore these and other highlights from this year’s Ariba Live conference.

Tradeshift’s Disruptive Potential

Tradeshift certainly has no shortage of ambition and big ideas. They started off as an invoice and payables automation network, then a procure-to-pay solution, then an extensible buy-side platform for source-to-pay and more. Now they are rolling out a platform providing on-demand, combination machine learning/AI/human concierge skilled services–initially for T&E procurement, but immediately after that for a much broader set of BPO services and much more.

Reinvention at SAP Ariba

At SAP Ariba Live, we saw big changes in product architecture, innovation speed & focus, openness, UI/UX, agile development cadence, and more.

Digital Transaction Management for Procurement

Digital Transaction Management (DTM) has profound implications for procurement. Here are some key lessons learned during sessions on this at Dreamforce 2015 and DocuSign’s Procurement Advisory Council.

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