And… we’re back to a packed week of webinars. There is a little something for everyone - some risk, some contract management, and some analytics. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.
November 4, 11am EST
It goes without saying that the procurement / finance relationship can be a rocky one. So how does that extend up to interactions between the CFO and CPO? Although they may be plagued by some of the same differences as their teams, there are some important trends that should serve to naturally align them: including risk management. In this webinar, Rosslyn Analytics and Spend Matters Netherlands will talk about analytics as the tie that binds between the CFO and CPO - including five examples of how shared data is benefiting finance and procurement teams.
November 5, 9:30am EST
The next morning we move East in the Spend Matters 'empire' to hear from Peter Smith, Editor of Spend Matters UK. There are a couple of things that make this webinar stand out to me: first that the topic is more generalist in nature and second that it is only 30 minutes long. I happen to think that all webinars will be 30 minutes (rather than an hour) sooner than we think. In any case, I’ve already registered for this event because I enjoy Peter Smith as a speaker and want to hear his perspectives on integration - with the rest of the company, with the markets we buy from, and through the technology we implement.
November 5, 1pm EST
Apparently we are in the season of hope - we’ve already listed a webinar focused on how CFOs and CPOs can get along, and in this event we’ll hear that current generation contract lifecycle management solutions can align procurement and legal rather than serving as a wedge. The procurement / legal relationship history has its own unique baggage. Sometimes legal was frustrated by the impact strategic sourcing had on their processes and workload. Other times, they were forced into a less than effective contract management solution that came with more headaches than advantages. And in the worst case scenario, procurement may have attempted to manage legal’s own spend - an effort that rarely ended with happiness all around. I got an early look at this topic last week when I interviewed Determine Engagement Manager Scott Heimerman. You can listen to that interview on BMP Radio.