A Growing Interest in... With the recent delivery of the latest version of our supplier score card (and with a couple timely webinars on the topic) we have seen a dramatic uptick in inbound queries relating to supplier score cards and other related products. Beyond that, we have also observed an increase in dialogue [...]
It is that time of year again... Halloween! In just a couple weeks, millions of children between the ages of 3 and 13 (and well beyond) will be dressing up as their favorite monster or princess or who-knows-what and scouring their respective neighborhoods to maximize their candy accumulation. During my youth, my friends and I [...]
There has been a lot of talk lately about supplier portals and Supplier Information Management (SIM), but there is still much confusion among buyers. Many questions remain as to why vendor portals are important, what to look for, and how to shop. In fact, if you ask five people what a supplier portal does, you may likely get five [...]
I was recently speaking with my colleague Josh Morrison (who heads up our client consulting practice at Lavante) about the state of Supplier Portals. During the conversation I relayed some of the raw commentary I received in the wake of a recent webinar, "Why are there so many Supplier Portals?" In the lead up to that presentation, during the event in the chat box, and immediately following it, I received more commentary based on that material than I had ever previously received from any other presentation topic.
Join Ted LaBadie of Experian along with Joe Flynn and Josh Morrison of Lavante in this webinar to see how you can leverage a dynamic scorecard and make better buying decisions, reduce costs, lower risks, increase controls, and build stronger supplier relationships. Enterprises of every size and across every corner of the globe are constantly searching [...]
Last week I partnered with Ernie Martin of Receivable Savvy to deliver a webinar entitled " Why So Many Portals?" We could quickly tell that this presentation was a little different than previous webinars. More so than any other topic that I have ever presented in any format - I received and reviewed a number of comments that demonstrated some real emotion.
Please join us next Thursday, August 25 @ 1p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST for an informative webinar : Why Are There So Many Portals? The pros and cons of supplier portal usage and how to make sense of it all. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the multiple portal environments facing both enterprises and supplier organizations; the benefits and challenges [...]
The results for our P2P survey are in! A few weeks ago we went out to the market and asked P2P professionals from procurement to accounts payable - and every stop in between (sourcing, finance, treasury, purchasing, legal, contracting and more) to give us their take on the P2P marketplace. We surveyed 128 P2P champions and asked a [...]
Every year (every couple of quarters, really) we poll the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) marketplace compiling feedback from end-users, analysts and experts in the field. We leverage the results from these surveys to deliver meaningful research back into the market. Earlier this year we leveraged client feedback and vendor file data for a "Supplier Data Quality Survey." [...]
Complete and comprehensive Supplier Information Management (SIM) hinges on 4 major elements: Data, Controls, Functions and Analytics. These four elements define a complete and world-class Supplier Information Management solution that is absolutely crucial in the pursuit of transactional and operational excellence throughout your organization.