Category Archives: Iasta News

IASTA Makes 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana List

Have you heard the exciting news yet? Iasta has been selected as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana.   Our CEO, David Bush, shared this quote in a recent press release, “I am proud that Iasta is being recognized as a top place to work in Indiana. We provide our employees with opportunities and experiences that create a positive and thriving culture. At Iasta, we live and breathe our core values and mission, which help give our employees … More

How did Iasta advance from a Challenger to a Leader in 3 years?

Have you heard the news? Iasta has advanced from Challengers to Leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites, 2013! Even better? The report positions Iasta as a Leader in Strategic Sourcing. You can download the report here. What does this recognition mean to Iasta? Listen to Iasta CEO David Bush’s thoughts on the report and how he believes Iasta made this transformation. Want to learn more about Iasta? You can email our sourcing experts today OR schedule … More

The Female Leaders of the Supply Chain: Iasta’s Mireia Brancos Honored in 2013

The women featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Top Female Leaders of the Supply Chain” are an impressive group of women that illustrate how far women have come to get where they are today in any industry role. We’re very pleased that our very own Mireia Brancos was featured in this list of female supply chain leaders. If you’re curious to learn more about Mireia, look her up on LinkedIn. Otherwise, we’re happy to share Mireia’s insight and impact … More

Iasta & Forrester Discuss How to Empower Your CPO With Business Intelligence

Often, procurement teams like yours are required to pull data from many unlinked systems. As you know, data in silos of disparate systems is useless. Therefore, teams find themselves lacking the information and insight to implement data-driven business decisions that the CPO and other executives are demanding. Let’s review a few scenarios that might sound a little too familiar…and if they do, be sure to register for our live Webinar with Forrester on Thursday, December 6 at 11 AM EST. … More

IASTA.COM GOT A MAKEOVER

As a valued eSourcing Forum reader, we wanted you to know that we gave our Website a makeover! Our new Website was published live a few minutes ago. Be one of the first people to see our new Website by clicking here. “Our new Website design is clean, simple, and modern, which makes it easy for people to understand who we are and what we do,” said Bill Frederick, Director of Marketing and Technology for Iasta.  “We also hope our … More

Open Letter from IASTA on SAP/Ariba & Procurement Industry Changes

 Dear Procurement Colleagues, As many of you are aware, the Procurement applications industry experienced a tectonic shift last week on May 22, 2012 when SAP agreed to acquire Ariba. On behalf of IASTA, I congratulate Ariba and its shareholders on their well-earned, well-deserved success. Now I want to take a moment to address what I believe the acquisition means for you and the broader marketplace. While not entirely unexpected, the acquisition has ushered in extreme uncertainty within the sourcing practitioner … More

Empower Sourcing Excellence: reSource ’12 Day 2 Review

Yesterday was Day 2 of reSource ’12: Empower Sourcing Excellence in Las Vegas. Click here to read a review of Day 1. After breakfast, reSource ’12 attendees attended workshop sessions and private meetings with Iasta. Many reSource ’12 attendees enjoyed the roundtable discussions, which covered topics such as: KPIs and adoption strategies Benefits and challenges of procurement outsourcing Analyzing data and creating a pipeline eSourcing program rollout & re-deployment Challenges of managing contracts Increasing team performance and efficiency Adopting SmartSource technology for the … More

LEARNING FROM RETAIL PROCUREMENT: ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER THE PENNIES?

The Buyers Meeting Point management team has a solid background in retail procurement – and if there is one thing you learn very quickly in retail it is how to do more with less. The quote alluded to in the title of this article is attributed to oil industrialist J. Paul Getty (1882-1976), and most successful retail companies live by his philosophy: “If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves.” The message is clear and simple … More

Collaborative Sourcing & Better Business Alignment

In a recent Iasta Insights poll, 36% of respondents said the biggest team resolution for 2012 is improving cross-functional collaboration. Nearly 28% of respondents said enhancing stakeholder relationships and alignment was the top initiative for 2012. Does your 2012 sourcing resolution list include similar goals? If so, register for Procurement Leader’s Webcast with featuring Matt McCarrick of Iasta and Stijn van Els of  Royal Dutch Shell, “Achieving Greater Value through Better Alignment with the Business” on February 28, 2012 at … More

eSourcing Forum in Review: The Best of 2011

As the year comes to an end, we crunched the numbers to see which blog posts were the most popular. We’ll use the data to continue providing content that is relevant and useful. We thought you might be interested in knowing too so here they are. In ranked order, the top 5 blog posts on eSourcing Forum were: 1. Three Lessons Sourcing Can Learn from Firework Shopping 2. Procurement Fraud: A Costly White Collar Crime on the Rise 3. What Procurement Can Learn … More

Iasta’s reSource ’12 to take place in Las Vegas!

Iasta’s annual user group conference, reSource ’12, will take place on March 12-13, 2012 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. reSource ’12 is designed for Iasta customers and prospects who are responsible for procurement within their organization, especially super users, decision makers and new users. Click here for more information about Iasta’s reSource ’12 event. “We are very excited to host our annual user group conference in Las Vegas this year,” said Melissa Beuc, senior director of product marketing of Iasta … More

Iasta Announces Client Excellence Awards

Today, Iasta announced its first ever Client Excellence Awards program. “Our clients are driving change management to influence corporate initiatives, transitioning procurement into a strategic partner, mitigating supplier risk and improving their organization’s bottom line,” said David Bush, Chief Executive Officer of Iasta. “Developing the Iasta Client Excellence Awards program is just one way to celebrate in their achievements and inspire other clients to follow suit by maximizing Iasta’s solutions, services and best practices.” Iasta’s clients can submit nominations for … More

Only One Week Until Euro reSource ’11

Iasta’s annual user group conference, Euro reSource ’11, will kick off on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Melia White House London Hotel.  This year, the annual user group conference is themed, Sourcing Improvement Using Iasta’s Solutions & Latest Industry Trends. Euro reSource ’11 is a must-attend event for Iasta super users, decision makers and new users. The user conference will include: • One day of training with 8 different workshop tracks being offered • Hot topics and industry best practices with keynote … More

Iasta COO to Speak at 2011 Finance Transformation Conference Next Week

The next generation of strategic sourcing solutions has enhanced greatly over the past few years, allowing purchasing teams to become more strategic within their company. By following best practices to drive user adoption of these tools, these teams are quickly gaining traction and increasing their sourcing credibility. Jason Treida, Chief Operating Officer of Iasta, will participate on a panel discussion about this topic at the 2011 Finance Transformation Conference in Dallas, Texas on September 22. The panel is titled, “Expanding … More

Webcast Reminder: Using Spend Analysis to Smooth the M&A Path

Don’t forget to register for Iasta’s Webcast next week featuring Andy Bartels from Forrester Research and Seth Balsam from Ciena, Using Spend Analysis to Smooth the M&A Path: 4 Steps to Consolidate Your Purchasing Power, on September 21, 2011 at 11 AM – 12 PM EST. You will learn how to: Expedite M&A decisions through use of spend analysis Determine the taxonomy system that best fits your organization Tackle complex issues associated with importing data from multiple ERP systems, locations & … More