Category Archives: Spot buying

Intelligent spend management supports better decision-making across modern business functions

Learn about the future of intelligent spend management and how the payoffs include gaining a full and data-rich view of spend patterns across services, hiring, and goods. Continue reading

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How enterprises like McKesson digitize procurement and automate spend management to slash waste

A discussion on how leading enterprises are digitizing procurement and automating spend management to reduce inefficiencies, cut manual tasks, and streamline the entire source-to-pay process. Continue reading

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SAP Ariba COO James Lee on the best path to an intelligent and talented enterprise

Learn how how new approaches to spend management, process automation, and integrated procurement align with developing talent, diversity, and sustainability. Continue reading

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How SMBs impacted by natural disasters gain new credit thanks to a finance matchmaker app

The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovation panel discussion explores how a finance matchmaker application assists small businesses impacted by natural disasters in the United States.  By leveraging the data and trust inherent in established business networks, Apparent Financing by SAP creates digital … Continue reading

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SAP Ariba’s President Barry Padgett on building the intelligent enterprise

The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovation interview explores how critical business functions provide unique vantage points from which to derive and act on enterprise intelligence. These classic functions — like procurement and supply chain management — are proven catalysts for new … Continue reading

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How new tools help any business build ethical and sustainable supply chains

The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovations discussion explores new ways that companies gain improved visibility, analytics, and predictive responses to better manage supply-chain risk-and-reward sustainability factors. We’ll examine new tools and methods that can be combined to ease the assessment and remediation … Continue reading

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Envisioning procurement technology and techniques in 2025: The future looks bright

The advent of increased automation, data-driven decisions, powerful business networks, and the firepower of artificial intelligence (AI)and blockchainare combining to elevate procurement — and the professionals who drive it — to a new plane of greater influence and impact. To … Continue reading

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Women in business leadership — networking their way to success

The next BriefingsDirect digital business insights panel discussion focuses on the evolving role of women in business leadership. We’ll explore how pervasive business networks are impacting relationships and changes in business leadership requirements and opportunities for women. Listen to the … Continue reading

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SAP Ariba and MercadoLibre to consumerize business commerce in Latin America

The next BriefingsDirect global digital business panel discussion explores how the expansion of automated tactical buying for business commerce is impacting global markets, and what’s in store next for Latin America. We’ll specifically examine how “spot buy” approaches enable companies … Continue reading

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Awesome Procurement —Survey shows how business networks fuel innovation and business transformation

The next BriefingsDirect digital business insights interview explores the successful habits, practices, and culture that define highly effective procurement organizations. We’ll uncover unique new research that identifies and measures how innovative companies have optimized their practices to overcome the many … Continue reading

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Experts define new ways to manage supply chain risk in a digital economy

The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion explores new ways that companies can gain improved visibility, analytics, and predictive responses to better manage supply chain risk in the digital economy. The panel examines how companies such as Nielsen … Continue reading

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How SAP Ariba became a first-mover as Blockchain comes to B2B procurement

The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion examines the major opportunity from bringing Blockchain technology to business-to-business (B2B) procurement and supply chain management. We will now explore how Blockchain’s unique capabilities can provide comprehensive visibility across global supply … Continue reading

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Diversity spend: When doing good leads to doing well

The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion focuses on the latest path to gaining improved diversity across inclusive supply chains. The panel examines why companies are seeking to improve supplier diversity, the business and societal benefits, and the new tools and technologies that are making attaining inclusive suppliers easier than ever. Continue reading

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How AI, IoT and blockchain will shake up procurement and supply chains

Stay with us now as we develop a new vision for how today’s cutting-edge technologies will usher in tomorrow’s most powerful business tools and processes. The panel was assembled and recorded at the recent 2017 SAP Ariba LIVE conference in Las Vegas. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Continue reading

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