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"The Point" is written by BMP Editor Kelly Barner as well as a diverse group of guest contributors.

Webinar Recommendations for July 6 - 10, 2015: Townhall on Risk, the End of SAP’s eSoD, and Contract Playbooks

As we start the first full week of July, events are continuing – albeit at a slower summer pace. The upside of that is that anyone presenting a webinar knows the topic has to be really compelling to get people to attend. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and connect to their registration pages.

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Webinar Notes: CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

This week’s webinar notes are from a March 31st event sponsored by SAP/Ariba and presented by Andrew Bartolini of Ardent Partners. I assume it will be made available on demand on Ariba’s Resource Page – you can click Show Search Options and Search by Type to focus on webinar replays.

This is Ardent Partners’ 10th annual CPO Rising research and report. This year’s participant group included 318 CPOs (and similarly positioned procurement leaders) in the survey and a group of 26 who were interviewed for additional information and context.

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Webinar Notes: Realizing Hard-Won Savings at H.J. Heinz

This week’s featured webinar was hosted by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and sponsored by SAP: Realizing Hard-Won Savings at H.J. Heinz.You can access the event on demand here.

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Blog Pick of the Week: IASTA regarding SAP and Ariba

Change takes time and yet it can also happen when you aren't looking. Another week goes by and before you know it, the change is now the norm. Well we are waiting and watching as the Ariba and SAP merger takes place. Like most corporate mergers, there are many steps involved. We all know that the legal aspects and subsequent paperwork will be a while for sure. However, even longer will be the changes within the organization.   

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SAP user conference has already past, it was in May in Orlando. The event in September is TechEd, which while targeted at SAP use... Read More
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Blog Pick of the Week: SAP buying Ariba surprising twists and turns

A few months ago a surprise merger was announced when IBM purchased Emptoris. This past week yet another surprise for procurement professionals. SAP buys Ariba for $4.3B. If you had not heard that yet, now you know. The road in this space is full of twists and turns!

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