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Knowing your indirect and direct spend procurement and why it matters?

Knowing Your Indirect and Direct Spend Procurement and Why it Matters?

Did you know that every time you make a purchase for your business, it falls into one of two categories? Direct spend and indirect spend are different ways to categorize the purchases you make for your business. Read on ahead to learn how each affects your business.

The Spend Cube: Explained and Answered if It's Still Useful in 2022

There's one thing procurement professionals are always in search of, it's clarity. They certainly want lots and lots of it. And what better way to get clarity than from a good old-fashioned cube? That's right—we're talking about a spend cube, which is a powerful tool that provides insight into the total value of spend per category, the number of suppliers each category has, and more.

What is spend visibility and why you should care

What is Spend Visibility and Why You Should Care

Seeing all your spend data in one place can inspire a dramatic change in how you manage your business. It's even more useful if you also organize that data by supplier, categories, items buyer, then view it in real-time. You'll want to refer back to this information again and again! Yet, only a few organizations are able to get a detailed view of their spending. And this lack of spend visibility comes with a hefty price tag.

The 20 Most Important Procurement KPIs to Drive Value

The 20 Most Important Procurement KPIs to Drive Value

Not sure how to choose and set the right KPIs for your procurement organization? Here we are with some guidance as well as 20 most important procurement KPI examples that you can use in your company.

5 Major Procurement Trends to Watch for in 2022

5 Major Procurement Trends to Watch for in 2022

2021 is soon going to be over. Though there's still enough time left for surprises to unfold, most of us would agree that this year has been more stable and less erratic than 2020.  Does that mean there's nothing new for procurement? No new challenges, changes, or trends? Well, if you ask us, we would say it's only a matter of perspective. 

The Journey From Transactional to Strategic Procurement

The Journey From Transactional to Strategic Procurement

When a procurement organization's vision doesn't look beyond savings, the chances of getting stuck in a tactical shell increase. Sometimes, transactional issues might appear critical for operations, but in reality, they are short-term and with limited impact. To realize its full value potential, procurement must overcome its evolutionary tactical barrier and become a more strategic function.

Procurement Analytics: A Powerful Step Every Leader Should Take

Procurement Analytics: A Powerful Step Every Leader Should Take

You've all heard about procurement analytics and the enormous gains it can bring to your company. You also know how important it's to acquire data analytics skills and bring them into your decision-making for being an efficient leader. Still, there's something that blocks you from taking that first step towards your procurement analytics journey. If it's so, then you're in good company. This article will share procurement expert Kjetil Istad's views on what straightforward steps leaders can take to substantially outperform their industry and competitors.

Role of artificial intelligence or AI in procurement

How Artificial Intelligence Can Clean and Enrich Your Spend Data

The procurement industry is undergoing a rapid transformation. Once considered a laggard in the race to digital, the industry is evolving into a strategic function that's driven entirely by data and insights. While data is crucial to driving these transformations, bad, unorganized, or dirty data is considered no lesser than a bane for the procurement industry.

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