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(6/24/2014) Managing Risk at the Intersection of Experience, Opportunity, and Supply

intersectionWhen you look for the story behind the formation of an organization, it is natural to think that you will find a linear narrative. In the case of riskmethods, what we found instead was an intersection - of professional experience, unmet demand, and external market forces.

Rolf Zimmer and Heiko Schwarz met in 2011 when Xcitec, a supplier lifecycle management solution provider, was acquired by Emptoris, a strategic sourcing solution provider. Little did they know that Emptoris would be acquired by IBM only months later. In the years they spent listening to global prospects and customers about their supplier management challenges at IBM/Emptoris/Xcitec, Zimmer and Schwarz recognized an enormous unmet demand. They made the decision to pool their knowledge and experience. In January of 2013 they launched riskmethods, an international, cloud-based supply chain risk management solution.

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(6/10/2014) Invoice Reconciliation Like You Would Not Believe

paidinvoicesHave you ever met with someone who exudes enthusiasm for what they are involved in? It is contagious and you can’t help but be energized by their passion.

Buyers Meeting Point recently had the opportunity to interview Eyal Rosenberg, founder of Nipendo, who exudes both vision and enthusiasm for the spend management space. Nipendo empowers organizations around the globe to reach a new level of procure-to-pay automation that is not just paperless but also errorless and effortless. Nipendo enables seamless interoperability with any supplier communication solution——including EDI, supplier network, and e-invoicing——allowing enterprises to achieve over 90% straight-through processing of all supplier invoices directly to their ERP systems while leveraging their existing implementations. In just a few years, they have become the dominant player in the Israeli Procure-to-Pay market and have recently expanded into the U.S.

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(5/6/2014) What does the Future of Procurement Hold? Millennials!

On May 5th, ThomasNet.com and the Institute for Supply Management officially launched their “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” program at ISM’s annual conference in Las Vegas. This partnership will spotlight a group of young supply chain professionals who have already distinguished him or herself at the beginning of their careers through their innovation, collaboration, and leadership to either their company or the industry.

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