This week’s recommendations are all focused on the very latest in procurement technology, and – more importantly – what it allows the organization to accomplish. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.
May 3rd, 2:00pm Eastern
All technology has changed significantly over the past few years, and procurement technology is no exception. As a result, decision makers should alter their expectations of the solutions they consider implementing. In addition, as in-house technology changes, opportunities are created for the team to change their skills and priorities in order to make the most of its capabilities. I’ve had a number of conversations with Paul Blake, GEP’s head of technology product marketing, and if you’re going to hear someone speak on this topic, he’s the one.
May 4th, 2:00pm Eastern
We talk about collaboration A LOT in procurement, but it is usually sort of an abstract push to ‘hug it out’ with suppliers motivated by changes in our relationships but not driven by specific operational targets. In this webinar, Directworks will apply collaboration to a very specific purpose: new product development. Bringing suppliers into the process early, and taking full advantage of their expertise, can be a key factor when speed to market and competitive advantage are on the line.
May 5th, 11:00am Eastern
I’ll date myself by admitting that I remember quarterly spend analytics data refreshes. Boy, was it exciting when that new data was available – well, except for the fact that it was basically unusable for a couple of weeks until we manually cleaned it up ‘post-refresh.’ The refresh timeline has been shrinking steading since then, as has use of automation to facilitate the cleansing process. In this webinar, Rosslyn Analytics will demonstrate their ability to deliver SAME DAY spend analytics that comes with the ability to directly improve and automate classification over time, resulting in current, accurate visibility into data with minimal hands-on time.