Cloud procurement means different things to different people. In this article, we’d like to dispel the dominant myths around implementing cloud‑based products and equip you with information for the decision‑making process.Read More
At this stage of your digital procurement journey you will already have:
- approved the adoption of a cloud procurement solution (Article 1)
- selected the right cloud procurement solution (Article 2)
The next step is to select the right implementation partner to ensure that the solution is designed and adapted to your organisational and IT requirements.Read More
Once you’ve established that it’s time to move to a cloud solution for procurement, (Article 1) you need to research your options. The options can be overwhelming. There are multiple solutions on offer which all promise similar outcomes.Read More
Why is it that business intelligence seems, in many cases, to not add much intelligence into anything a business does?
Let’s first start with the definition of ‘business intelligence’ as commonly acknowledged and accepted:
Business intelligence (BI) comprises the methodologies and technologies used by organisations for the analysis of data with the purpose of turning this data into meaningful information. These analytics typically include generations of reporting, dash-boarding and scorecards.
Doing procurement implementations takes us all over the globe. One of our star team members, Leigh Weimer, writes about her recent business trip to China and shares some handy tips which might help prepare you should you visit that part of the world.
Doing business in China – tips from Nanjing
Despite hours of planning for a five -week business trip to Nanjing, there were many aspects of the trip that I wasn’t prepared for. Here are a few tips for future travellers.
Interview with Chimae
We sat down with our director and procurement guru Chimae Gonçalves and asked a few pertinent questions around procurement technology implementations:
Calming the storm
As many of you know, our company specialises in procurement and other related technologies, with an emphasis on growing people.
Like many small business owners our desire is to leave a legacy: To create employment, develop young people into good leaders, give our children the best education and support the under-privileged.
We understand that many of our customers owe their initial success to a unique strategic position involving clear trade-offs. All our activities were once aligned with that position. But I am wondering how many of us have compromised that alignment to synchronise with our rivals.
Although our company has only been around for four years I find myself drawn back to our founding place, to reconnect with our initial strategy.
My business partner and I are very passionate about procurement… It’s such an exciting area to be in because you can touch a whole ecosystem of suppliers, buyers and users.
Listen to the full interview with co-founder and director of Supply Chain Partner, Chimae Goncalves.