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eProcurement & Procure-to-Pay Resources

Southern Company to Discuss Procurement Automation at Fall MUWG Event.

Posted by BuyerQuest on August 15, 2018 at 9:57 AM
The Maximo Utility Working Group (MUWG) will be hosting their fall conference themed, “Making it Work, Aligning Maximo with Business Needs, Business Processes and Business Value” from September 24 - 27 in Portland, Oregon. The  event and sessions allow users in the working group to share their experiences and learnings around maximizing their investment in IBM Maximo. On Wednesday, September...
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A Hidden Cost of PunchOuts: Upsells

Posted by BuyerQuest on July 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Many procurement executives know that the use of punchouts as part of the buying process presents a risky proposition. If you are a regular reader to the BuyerQuest blog, you've read about eProcurement and the role of PunchOut Sites Parts 1 and 2, and learned that suppliers embrace punchout sites for a variety of reasons including data mining, market improvements, and a captive audience.
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eProcurement and the Role of Punchout Sites

Posted by Dan Utyuzh on December 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM
In the early days of eProcurement, the only type of catalogs were ‘static catalogs’. With static catalogs, suppliers would send a MS Excel (.xls) or .csv file to their customer. The customer would manipulate, format, and eventually load the static catalog into their respective eProcurement system. At this time, the ERP solutions (and Ariba) were really the only solutions that supported internal...
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2017 Trend: Millennials Are Redefining Your Software Usability Requirements For The Supply Chain.

Posted by Jack Mulloy on December 9, 2016 at 11:12 AM
We live in a time of enormous change for Supply Chains. In the last decade, we have seen massive technology shifts that have disrupted industries and redefined competitive market boundaries. While much of the focus on these shifts has largely centered around the move to cloud and the advancements being made in cognitive computing, there is one massive shift underway across the Supply Chain that,...
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The Best Practices to Follow for Successful Marketplace Search

Posted by Brian Shuey on August 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Search is an increasingly important component in desktop and mobile experiences. Why? Because improving search capabilities enhances the end user's shopping experience. But it often happens that procurement teams don’t utilize search capabilities to their fullest extent—leaving shoppers frustrated and making purchases from punchout supplier sites. Additional challenges of poor search include: The...
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