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How to Tame the Tail Spend Beast

The concept of tail spend analytics is widely acknowledged but seldom optimized by the procurement departments. As for most organizations, tail spend management is an uphill battle. This article will spotlight tail spend and how the right mix of advanced analytics and technology can help you tame the beast.

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 is 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.

How to Identify Savings Opportunities: Transaction Costs

Procurement teams continuously focus on minimizing transaction costs and costs related to the purchase-to-pay (P2P) process. Although the trend is moving towards automated and self-guided P2P processes, there still might be some opportunities to explore.

How to Identify Savings Opportunities: Maverick Spending

Maverick spending is probably a well-known problem for most organizations and procurement professionals. Let us look at how you can utilize procurement analytics to identify such challenges.

4 Procurement Challenges That Torment Construction Companies

Many construction companies are still in the stone age when it comes to strategic procurement – despite its massive influence on the business.

Manufacturing: Solving 4 Major Challenges for Procurement

Manufacturing companies of all types face several unique procurement challenges. With a dated spend management solution (or no solution in place at all!), managing these challenges can be very difficult.