When it comes to indirect procurement, setting your organization up for success is a marathon, not a sprint. To reach the ultimate destination of spend under management and real-time visibility into where, what, and how your organization is spending money, consider creating a roadmap that’s broken out into smaller, more attainable steps. Doing so will help you ensure the right balance between addressing the tactical needs of your business and building the strategic foundation to...

In these unprecedented times, our economic outlook is uncertain. One thing is abundantly clear though – companies will lean on procurement teams to do more with less: Gain instant spend visibility into savings Drive sustainable cost-efficiency Navigate uncertain supply Reach new categories quickly No matter your situation, your team will be asked to operate differently. How do you prepare? What tools and resources will you need to meet these new requirements? And how will your...

It’s no secret that procurement and sourcing organizations suffer from issues with spend data quality. Getting to high-quality data requires improvements in various areas, including cleansing, classification, and enrichment, among others. Watch Xeeva and Spend Matters take a look at a handful of these issues, discuss the challenges of spend classification today, and uncover how to stop the bleeding of spend leakage in procurement within your organization during our co-hosted webinar. What you'll learn Why...

Exploring strategies for enabling purchasing compliance across procurement processes Even for companies with strong procurement teams and the best of intentions, it is virtually impossible to stay 100% compliant with purchasing policies, budgets, and contracts across the entire organization. So many purchasing decisions are made on the fly and in real time, and even a small amount of spend slipping through the cracks in controls can have a large financial impact on an organization’s bottom...

In 2019, one of the main focuses for procurement organizations is finding new sources of value. This will be largely driven by innovative approaches, as most of the easy, quick wins have already been completed. Identifying these catalysts, building them out, and constructing different ways to leverage these new value drivers is the focus of CPO Rising 2019: #ValueExpansion. Learn how value expansion can affect your organization in this webinar, where Andrew Bartolini, Founder &...

Emerging tech – including AI – is having an impact on procurement. Most of the time when you hear about technology, you hear just about the buzzwords, and very rarely get tactical examples. To learn specifics on actual steps your organization can take to implement advanced procurement tech, watch our webinar, featuring Hugo Evans, Vice President at A.T. Kearney, along with Vikas Shah, our SVP of Growth & Business Development, Marisa Pierron, our Customer Success...

Reducing maverick spend is one of procurement's biggest challenges. Luckily, digital transformation is happening. Specifically, advanced technology has the potential to solve this and many other procurement problems. Want to find out how? Watch our webinar featuring Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Managing Director of Global Operations, Lane Burkitt, and our Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Griffiths! What you’ll learn Why maverick spend is a problem for procurement organizations Ways that emerging technologies can reduce maverick...

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about AI. It’s all around us, from self-driving ride shares to Facebook using facial recognition to know which of your friends you just uploaded a picture of. But you might not know how AI is already impacting the procurement space. Think of all the things that frustrate you about your current indirect procurement process: disjointed and unstructured operations, multiple systems, and no visibility into your spend –...

Do your procurement problems have you feeling like you’re stuck in the mud? (Pun intended.) Trying to navigate your indirect spend with numerous suppliers, thousands of component parts, and multiple locations and buyers is sometimes like being trapped in a traffic jam. The good news – innovative technology solutions can clear up those bottlenecks and make your procurement journey a whole lot smoother. Whether you're a CPO, sourcing manager, or corporate finance professional, watch the...