May Determinews: The month in source to pay and contract management

“All things seem possible in May.”

In the world of procurement, that quote by Edwin Way Teale wasn’t far off the mark. CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade was a big focus this month. In this year’s report, the first to really take a technology angle, there was so much to cover we had to parse it out into four chapters. A lot of revelations, chief among them is that procurement leaders are much less focused on spend under management and much more interested in what we call Process Under Management. Pure logic: get your processes in shape and efficient, and other benchmarks will follow.

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In CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, our on-demand webinar with Ardent Partners and VSP Global, we examine the insights behind the results of this benchmark report. Technology is front and center, along with goal #1: achieving process efficiency. You can’t have one without the other. Watch >>

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Our four-part blog series deciphers CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade a chapter at a time. From the state of procurement to what’s on the minds and agendas of CPOs to strategies you can adopt and adapt, we cover a lot of ground. You can also download the full report, with loads of insights from 313 global procurement leaders. Read >> & Download >>

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Greg Tennyson, the CPO of VSP Global and former exec at Oracle and Salesforce, knows a lot about what it takes to make procurement organizations more innovative, impactful and influential. His conversation here is a glimpse into our webinar on CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Listen In >>

Blog UI/UXUnseen Forces

The evolution of technology highlights the importance of understanding UI/UX in the context of the “forgotten” by way of improvement through process automation. The interface is one part, what is done for you behind the scenes is just as critical. Read More >>

All Aboard

Award-winning U.K.-based train operator c2c selected the Determine Cloud Platform as provider of choice to to advance their strategic sourcing processes and contract management effectiveness. Read More >>

Ear Candy

Dave Quillin, Manager, Procurement and Vendor Management at Alliant Credit Union (and valued Determine customer), talks about how to make listening a critical part of your procurement strategy. Listen In >>

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