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Procurement Unplugged: Achieving Digital Transformation & Why Procurement Needs to Invest Now

Procurement Unplugged: Achieving Digital Transformation & Why Procurement Needs to Invest Now

By: Andrea Brody, Chief Marketing Officer, BravoSolution Did you know that companies devote an average of 16 full-time staff to the sourcing process ...
Digital Transformation Reduces Strategic Sourcing Costs and Cycle Times by 30%

Digital Transformation Reduces Strategic Sourcing Costs and Cycle Times by 30%

In this report, The Hackett Group shares the results of their 2017 Sourcing Cycle Time and Cost Measurement Study
VIDEO: BravoAdvantage Analytics

VIDEO: BravoAdvantage Analytics

BravoAdvantage Analytics empowers sourcing teams by providing them with the visibility and insights needed to make informed business decisions
Bank Muscat advances its procurement operations with BravoSolution

Bank Muscat advances its procurement operations with BravoSolution

BravoAdvantage eAuction achieved a 20% reduction in overall costs on a single project for Bank Muscat BravoSolution enters into an extended ...
2018: A Casserole of Chaos

2018: A Casserole of Chaos

By Guy Allen, Managing Director, Real World Sourcing Ltd Outside of wartime, it is difficult to think of a year that represents greater uncertainty ...
Strategic Cost Management

Strategic Cost Management

This webinar was recorded on 17 October 2017 Strategic Cost Management, A Collaborative Approach Cost reduction will continue to be a priority for ...
Measuring The Immeasurable:KPIs Have Been Replaced With QNVs (Quantified New Value) Find Out How To Create Them

Measuring The Immeasurable:KPIs Have Been Replaced With QNVs (Quantified New Value) Find Out How To Create Them

This webinar was recorded on 11 October 2017 This webinar will explore the new performance measurement dimension of procurement The traditional ...
Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does your organization have what it takes?

Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Does your organization have what it takes?

This webinar was recorded on 26 September 2017 There’s no point designing an SRM programme if your organization lacks the competency to deliver it ...
Category Sourcing Toolkit

Category Sourcing Toolkit

If you are looking for a standardized and proven category management tool to provide a framework for sourcing teams to identify and prioritize ...
Bridging the Procurement & Finance Gap

Bridging the Procurement & Finance Gap

Bridging the gap between procurement and finance is the most effective way to drive organizational growth Procurement and finance organizations ...
4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance Through Cost Savings

4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance Through Cost Savings

For traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to survive and ultimately prevail today, the focus must turn to the supply chain and ensuring that costs ...
Moving Procurement to a Vital, Relevant and Valuable Function

Moving Procurement to a Vital, Relevant and Valuable Function

For Procurement to become a relevant and vital function requires a multitude of considerations that span people, process and technology When these ...
5 Steps to Improve Communication with Procurement Suppliers & Stakeholders

5 Steps to Improve Communication with Procurement Suppliers & Stakeholders

Procurement teams are under more stress than ever and are looking at Supplier Relationship Management as an opportunity to drive improved results ...
Putting Supplier Relationships at the Center of Your Procurement Organization

Putting Supplier Relationships at the Center of Your Procurement Organization

Suppliers are essential to the success or failure of procurement organizations So how do you get the most from them while creating a supplier ...
Four Levers of Procurement

Four Levers of Procurement

In our latest paper “Four Levers of Procurement” we explore the four levers in the procurement world Savings/Reduce Costs Cost ...
World Class Public Sector Organizations Leverage BravoAdvantage to Unlock the Power of Procurement

World Class Public Sector Organizations Leverage BravoAdvantage to Unlock the Power of Procurement

At their core, Public Sector organizations around the world are driving forces for public good The customers they support are more than that; they ...
To Bid or Bust: Best Practices for Asking RFP Questions

To Bid or Bust: Best Practices for Asking RFP Questions

To do eSourcing efficiently requires a different way of looking at things Most people think that long and detailed equals thorough and comprehensive ...
Infographic: The Procurement Conundrum

Infographic: The Procurement Conundrum

In this infographic you will learn about balancing a diverse web of stakeholder interests and how to make sense of complex spend management
5 Ways to Tell if Your Procurement Team is Customer Centric

5 Ways to Tell if Your Procurement Team is Customer Centric

For a long time, procurement has worked to deliver superior value to all internal stakeholder groups: finance, operations, marketing, R&D, and ...
Top 10 Technologies for Supply Management Savings

Top 10 Technologies for Supply Management Savings

The average company is sitting on a goldmine of untapped savings opportunities that it fails to realize because it doesn’t even know about the ...
Taking the First Step on Your Next Level Supply Management Journey

Taking the First Step on Your Next Level Supply Management Journey

VFS Hi-Def Sourcing Next Level Supply Management Next Practices Value Chain Creation The acronyms and acclamations are flying fast and furious Even ...
Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

eAuctions can generally be characterized as one of two types: reverse and forward In reverse eAuctions, bidders lower their offer price with every ...
Big Data Spend Analytics

Big Data Spend Analytics

Many manufacturing and distribution companies are wrestling with the enormous challenge of Big Data, trying to turn mountains of data into actionable ...
Creating Transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

Creating Transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk

This webinar was recorded on 29 August 2017 Labor and Human Rights With the advent of disasters like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, as well as factory ...
How to Justify Spend Analysis to Finance/IT When There’s No Clear ROI

How to Justify Spend Analysis to Finance/IT When There’s No Clear ROI

Analytics are all the rage And spend analysis plus spend analytics equals Procurement 101 So, getting some reasonable investment for reducing cost ...
Navigating the Path from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

Navigating the Path from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

Spend visibility is foundational to any procurement transformation because to better manage supply, you have to manage spend Spend is what you pay ...
Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO

Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO

The business world constantly changes, so procurement leaders have to change with it While much of the recent focus has been on the need for ...
MRO Sourcing Strategies Content Pack

MRO Sourcing Strategies Content Pack

By Jason Busch, Executive Editor at Spend Matters We know MRO can be a major headache But with so much money on the table, the opportunity to drive ...
Leapfrog the Competition by Transforming Your Supplier Relationships from Tactical to Strategic

Leapfrog the Competition by Transforming Your Supplier Relationships from Tactical to Strategic

The procurement whitepaper title makes it sound so easy but don’t be fooled There’s hard work in transforming supplier engagement In our ...
Driving Lasting Savings by Reducing Cost with Spend Compliance

Driving Lasting Savings by Reducing Cost with Spend Compliance

CPOs are tasked to manage reducing cost and increasing savings so their organizations can deliver products and services without disruption ...
5 Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

5 Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

At no other time have procurement organizations been in the position they are today – with immense opportunity to move beyond cost-control to ...
Next Generation Supplier Relationship Management

Next Generation Supplier Relationship Management

Next generation supplier relationship management is a core component of today’s procurement strategy As more organizations of all types ...
How to Run an Effective Proof of Concept When Evaluating Procurement Technology

How to Run an Effective Proof of Concept When Evaluating Procurement Technology

The procurement technology market can be daunting With a plethora of options available – on premise, cloud, point solutions and full-suite ...
Proving Your Procurement Value

Proving Your Procurement Value

This whitepaper looks at how procurement can forecast, track, communicate and realize the benefits and value that we all believe are possible ...
Five Ways To Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

Five Ways To Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

This briefing paper looks at purchase-to-pay (P2P) implementations and key points to consider to maximize the value that can be obtained from such ...
Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

When an organization is planning for implementation of a full end-to-end procurement platform, whether source-to-contract or source-to-pay, how do ...
The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organizations

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organizations

By Mickey North Rizza, VP at BravoSolution There’s a well-kept secret fueling the profitability and growth of the world’s most successful ...
IT Guide to Procurement Digital Transformation

IT Guide to Procurement Digital Transformation

Digital business transformation is a key enabler to help world-class procurement organizations deliver value by transforming service delivery, ...
INFOGRAPHIC | How Procurement Can Enable Enterprise-Level Digital Transformation

INFOGRAPHIC | How Procurement Can Enable Enterprise-Level Digital Transformation

The way procurement is delivering services is changing Is your procurement organization leveraging technology now to prepare for the future
Top Tips to Help IT Evaluate Procurement Suite Technology

Top Tips to Help IT Evaluate Procurement Suite Technology

It’s crucial to select the right procurement suite for your organization This whitepaper discusses the common areas that are overlooked by IT ...
INFOGRAPHIC | 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

INFOGRAPHIC | 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

This infographic highlights how strategic procurement software can drive quicker turnarounds and foster better communication between an organization ...
7 Reasons Why Projects Succeed

7 Reasons Why Projects Succeed

If you are a procurement change agent, this is the resource for you! Based on results from the most recent release of the Best Practices in Change ...
Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction

Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction

According a Deloitte Procurement survey in 2016, three quarters of CPOs cite cost reduction as a strong priority, whether related to spend analysis, ...
How Governance of Data & Technology Drive the Intelligence Spectrum in Supply Chain & Procurement

How Governance of Data & Technology Drive the Intelligence Spectrum in Supply Chain & Procurement

This first annual procurement data governance survey is an early attempt to find the prevalence, maturity, expectations and direction of data and ...
10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

Factors such as constrained budgets, leaner workforces, and having to “do more with less”, coupled with the necessity to report on value ...
Procurement Planning for 2018

Procurement Planning for 2018

This webinar was recorded on 14 November 2017 So the year end is approaching and hopefully you’ve got your year end numbers in the bag But as a ...
Supplier Relationship and Value Management: The Five Programme Killers and How to Overcome Them

Supplier Relationship and Value Management: The Five Programme Killers and How to Overcome Them

This webinar was recorded on 25 July 2017 This webinar offers two perspectives on implementing Supplier Relationship and Value Management: Firstly, ...
Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-Assessment Technique

Measuring your Procurement Capability…A Self-Assessment Technique

This webinar was recorded on 19 July 2017 This webinar will provide you with a do-it-yourself process for evaluating your and your team’s ...
Finding Hidden In Year Savings

Finding Hidden In Year Savings

This webinar was recorded on 20 June 2017 Most procurement plans establish targets to be delivered over a number of years, and indeed most of the ...
The Digital Procurement Era

The Digital Procurement Era

This webinar was recorded on 23 May 2017 As organisations move to an environment characterized by cloud computing, the Internet of things, ...
Two Case Studies that Unlocked Invisible Value Where Cost Price was a Lower-Level Consideration

Two Case Studies that Unlocked Invisible Value Where Cost Price was a Lower-Level Consideration

This webinar was recorded on 17 May 2017  This webinar will look at 2 case studies that bring to life the reality and factual nature of improved ...
Sourcing Optimization – Understanding The Process and The Benefits

Sourcing Optimization – Understanding The Process and The Benefits

This webinar was recorded on 25 April 2017  More and more companies are using sourcing optimization approaches and software, with considerable ...
Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis

This webinar was recorded on 28 March 2017 This webinar will explore the types of problems and questions faced by procurement executives that can ...
Achieving Strategic Alignment for Procurement With the Board…in just 3 pages

Achieving Strategic Alignment for Procurement With the Board…in just 3 pages

This webinar was recorded on 1st March 2017 This webinar will deal with the myth that setting strategy is very complicated and is only achievable by ...
Is an Integrated Source-to-Pay solution right for you?

Is an Integrated Source-to-Pay solution right for you?

This webinar was recorded on 28th February 2017 In this webinar we will look at what exactly is meant by “source to pay” software and look at ...
Leveraging Supplier Innovation

Leveraging Supplier Innovation

This webinar was recorded on 31st January 2017 To fully exploit and create an analytics culture will require an approach that leverages third party ...
Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

In this toolkit, Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free experts will focus on how to find the right procurement suite to meet the ...
20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

Relationships require work, after all no pain no gain This does not only apply to our personal lives but it also applies to businesses When it comes ...
McDonald’s Procurement – Digital Transformation

McDonald’s Procurement – Digital Transformation

Case Study: McDonald’s The web portal created to optimize the procurement process manages the entire relationship online, from selection to ...
Delivering Value (Not Just ‘Savings’)

Delivering Value (Not Just ‘Savings’)

This webinar was recorded on 12 Decemeber 2017 Most procurement leaders now understand that the procurement proposition has to be about ...
Compelling Messages for your Executive Leader on Modern Procurement

Compelling Messages for your Executive Leader on Modern Procurement

This webinar was recorded on 31st August 2016 If an Executive Leader has not come from a procurement background in their climb to the top, how could ...
Adoption Measurement

Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your ...
Nurturing Procurement Talent in the Millennial Era

Nurturing Procurement Talent in the Millennial Era

This webinar was recorded on 2nd November 2016 There is a shortage of talent in the procurement profession So what can procurement executives do ...
Planets of Value: Procurement Creates New Wealth for Organizations

Planets of Value: Procurement Creates New Wealth for Organizations

This webinar was recorded on 23rd November 2016 Once upon a time there was price, and little else Then we woke up and started thinking outside the ...
Proving Your Procurement Value

Proving Your Procurement Value

This webinar was recorded on 7th December 2016 All the core processes and enablers we have talked about through this year’s Real World ...
Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

“Sourcing teams that leverage sourcing optimization generate savings rates that are on average 10% higher”
Driving Value from your Sourcing Process

Driving Value from your Sourcing Process

The sourcing process sits at the heart of procurement That means finding the right suppliers, running competitive processes, negotiating and ...
The Universe of Modern Procurement

The Universe of Modern Procurement

Webinar Highlights: The dimensions of the procurement function have moved to a new universe Do you know where it’s moved to andHave you moved with ...
Putting Suppliers at the Center of Your Organization

Putting Suppliers at the Center of Your Organization

Historically, procurement has tended to look at two linked but separate process cycles – the category management process and the purchase to pay ...
Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

In this briefing paper, we look at why it is important for new procurement leaders, in whatever leadership role they hold, to focus on demonstrating ...
10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

“Procurement must move to unlocked procurement or risk obsolescence” Learn the ten critical steps required to move beyond conventional ...
The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

Improving an organization’s procurement brings benefits far beyond saving money or raising quality standards It can dramatically improve the ...
Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

Change can be daunting; it’s riddled with risk and challenges Yet, it is our ability to change and innovate that offers our only security to grow ...
New Approaches to Negotiation

New Approaches to Negotiation

By Peter Smith, Spend Matters UK “Factors such as priming, anchoring and risk attitudes can play a serious role in how we behave in negotiations ...
A Guide to Contract Management

A Guide to Contract Management

10 Questions to Ask When Implementing a Contract Management System According to the Aberdeen Group, ineffective control of Contract Management cost ...
Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Procurement and senior executives who manage procurement are often overly fixated on savings and unit cost reduction This is not only short sighted; ...
Contract Management: Parts 1-3

Contract Management: Parts 1-3

In this 3-part whitepaper series, Spend Matters UK Managing Editor, Peter Smith, explores the concepts and key opportunities of contract management ...
Putting Strategy into Action – A Roadmap for Procurement in 2016

Putting Strategy into Action – A Roadmap for Procurement in 2016

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: As a procurement professional, defining strategies and turning them into action plans come with the territory But all too often, ...
Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

By Spend Matters and BravoSolution This isn’t just any old research paper This is an entire ebook chock full of value-unlocking category ...
How to Move from Good to Great: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

How to Move from Good to Great: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR In recent years, procurement professionals have witnessed dramatic changes to the procurement and supplier management function ...
Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

By Sherry R Gordon, President at Value Chain Group LLC Supplier scorecards are considered a basic tool in the supply management toolkit When ...
Real World Stories from Real World CPOs

Real World Stories from Real World CPOs

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES “The BravoSolution Real World Sourcing Webinar Series” BravoSolution and CIPS invite you to join us for our ...
Risk Management in the Supply Chain

Risk Management in the Supply Chain

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Typing ‘risk equation’ into Google is easy – you’ll return just short of a billion results Picking a ...
BravoAdvantage Full Suite Overview

BravoAdvantage Full Suite Overview

BravoAdvantage is the next generation procurement platform that enables organizations to generate more value, influence innovation and reduce risk ...
BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management

BravoAdvantage Supplier Value Management

With BravoAdvantage™ Supplier Value Management, you gain a comprehensive view of your organization’s suppliers across the entire procurement ...
BravoAdvantage Procurement

BravoAdvantage Procurement

BravoAdvantage™ Procurement offers procurement departments more ways to save The solution automates and centralizes the purchasing function while ...
BravoAdvantage Savings Management

BravoAdvantage Savings Management

BravoAdvantage™ Savings Management empowers you to take control of your organization’s savings management processes by streamlining the ...
BravoAdvantage Spend Analysis

BravoAdvantage Spend Analysis

BravoAdvantage™ Spend Analysis has been refined through years of experience via the implementation of best-practice strategic sourcing processes ...
BravoAdvantage Sourcing

BravoAdvantage Sourcing

BravoAdvantage™ Sourcing enables you to work collaboratively to build, issue and evaluate sourcing events via a secure online solution From ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus

BravoAdvantage™ SourcingPlus enables you to leverage advanced analytical capabilities as part of a complete, end-to-end strategic procurement ...
BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management

BravoAdvantage Contract Lifecycle Management

BravoAdvantage™ Contract Lifecycle Management gives unparalleled insight into the contracts you hold with suppliers By providing visibility ...
BravoAdvantage Invoicing

BravoAdvantage Invoicing

BravoAdvantage™ Invoicing optimizes the financial value of Accounts Payable to an organization by automating the invoicing process which improves ...
BravoAdvantage REQuisite

BravoAdvantage REQuisite

BravoAdvantage™ REQuisite unlocks the procurement power of your ERP system with easy requisition entry and approval workflows An ERP facilitates ...
BravoAdvantage Services – Procurement Services Designed for Success and Transformation

BravoAdvantage Services – Procurement Services Designed for Success and Transformation

BravoSolution Services ensure you have the resources you need to achieve your business outcomes Whether you need support to implement a new ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Transportation

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Transportation

Deliver High-impact Results for Complex, Business Critical Categories The Sourcing Challenge For many years, sourcing managers have successfully used ...
BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Packaging

BravoAdvantage SourcingPlus Categories for Packaging

Deliver high-impact results for complex, business critical categories for packaging The Sourcing Challenge For many years, sourcing managers have ...
BravoAdvantage Advanced Techniques

BravoAdvantage Advanced Techniques

Deliver More Value for Critical Spend Categories Sourcing Challenge When it comes to your largest and most complex spend areas, you may need to apply ...