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The Strategic Importance of an Integrated Supply Management Suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about the strategic importance of a comprehensive and integrated supply management suite, and how it can help you ensure your business never falls behind.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner report, which identifies 29 vendors helping IT and procurement leaders in the strategic sourcing application suite market by offering diverse general-purpose, spend analysis suites, e-sourcing, contract management and supply base management.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

IBM

The State of Procurement: 2014
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: The following report provides a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of procurement and captures the experience, performance, perspective, and intentions of 273 CPOs and other procurement executives. Read on to gain benchmark insights into how to leverage your own CPO operations successfully.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

TOPICS:  Procurement
coupa.com

The Coupa Benchmark: 2014
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: The following Coupa Benchmark is designed to provide procurement organizations with a broad view of what other businesses in the market are doing and ultimately, how you better understand the effectiveness of their efforts and find areas of opportunity to facilitate future growth.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

coupa.com

The Forrester Wave: eProcurement Q2 2014
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: The following Forrester Wave report examines the top 11 Procure-to-Pay platforms and grades them on an extensive 69-point evaluation and on their ability to deliver visibility and control through high user adoption.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

coupa.com

Modernize Your Business with Oracle ERP Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the value of moving ERP to the cloud and offers an inside look at how Oracle's ERP cloud offering can improve financials, procurement, project portfolio management, and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

HP Inventory Optimization Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Improve your inventory and distribution operations as well as contracts management based on key business drivers. This resource discusses how you can reduce costs by evaluating demand and supply requisites, lowering excess inventory and optimizing lead times.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Optimize Value of Enterprise Software with App Usage Management
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Ensuring software license compliance and optimizing spend aren't easy -- complex agreements, virtualization, BYOD, and other trends make it difficult to understand and demonstrate compliance. But when you can't afford overspend on software, what can you do?
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Flexera Software

SAP Procurement Savings eBook
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many of today's companies have third-party costs that equal up to 70% of revenue. To remain competitive, it is essential to use procurement applications to identify and accelerate savings and contribute to the bottom line. Access this eBook to learn how to close the loop between spend analysis, sourcing, and contract management.
Posted: 15 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Chief Procurement Officer Study: Improving competitive advantage through procurement excellence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Approached correctly, procurement can be essential for driving value and competitive advantage. This guide reveals the results of a survey of 1,128 chief procurement officers (CPOs) regarding the key strategies that separate high-performing procurement organizations from the pack.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Leading Educational Publisher Asks IIS to Re-Engineer the IT Backbone of the Order-To-Cash System
sponsored by IIS Technology
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals how a leading educational publisher architected an order-to-cash (OTC) system capable of handling the demands of high order volumes and business growth.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 12 Nov 2013

IIS Technology

Ensure Best Price and Contract Compliance Now Delivered in real-time with Big Data analytics
sponsored by Oversight Systems
WHITE PAPER: Traditional procurement and financial analytics practices lack the visibility today's businesses need, and can lead to millions of wasted dollars. Check out this paper to learn about an innovative financial analytics tool that can help monitor and analyze purchase data to ensure prices and contracts are being met.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Oversight Systems

The Case for Contract Management -- Why You Should Get Started Today
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How well-versed are you in the three key areas of contract lifecycle management (CLM) that will give you the visibility to control your contracts and comply with regulations? Take this quick quiz to determine your contract competency and understand whether a CLM solution would benefit your organization.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Reverse Auction Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Reverse auctions are a key tool that sourcing organizations can use to bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined sourcing process. Careful thought and planning must precede an auction event in order to achieve double-digit price compression.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Power Your Procurement Evolution with SAP Supplier Relationship Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are seeking to increase bottom-line cost savings through sourcing and procurement functions. To generate value, forward-looking organizations are strengthening supplier relationships and  making procurement a more strategic focus in the organization.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Extended Warehouse Management with SAP SCM
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how SAP supply chain management has been extended to provider more in-depth warehouse management support through SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and how it supports higher process and stock visibility, better warehouse operations planning, and better efficiency.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.

An On-Demand Sourcing Solution for Rapid and Sustainable Savings
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many procurement organizations struggle to meet savings goals with an overworked staff using time-consuming, manual processes or outdated systems. Read this paper to learn how to better collaborate with key stakeholders, qualify suppliers, ensure a competitive bidding process, and negotiate contract terms with suppliers.
Posted: 22 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 May 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Strategic Supplier Mandate: Three Principles to Deliver Transparency Across the Supply Base
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this article to discover the three supplier management initiatives that have helped market-leading procurement organizations drive innovation, increase productivity and mitigate risk.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Procurement Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn (SAP Insider Article)
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover the top four tactics employed by best-in-class companies of varied sizes and industries to elevate procurement proficiencies in today's recalcitrant economy, along with the metrics they use to measure their success.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

CPO Rising 2011 -- The State of Spend Analysis
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Companies that can move high percentages of their spend into managed scenarios will reap much larger returns. This article discusses the importance of visibility in bringing more spend under management, and the types of outcomes one can expect from a strong spend analysis program.
Posted: 21 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
sponsored by Simplifying-IT
WHITE PAPER: A costly, complicated migration to a best-of-breed e-Procurement platform is not the only way to achieve a consumer-friendly user interface (UI) and ensure user adoption. Read this paper to discover a cost-effective alternative that allows SAP ERP users to leverage their existing infrastructure to achieve e-Procurement adoption.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2010


Usability and Compliance: The Carrots and Sticks that Drive E-Procurement Success
sponsored by Simplifying-IT
WHITE PAPER: Enhancing usability is the key to getting beyond tacit user acceptance of an e-Procurement system to the full adoption and compliance that yields cost reduction and full ROI. Read this paper to learn the full compliance strategies that best-in-class organizations are using for their e-Procurement implementations.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012


Rapid Time to Value for SAP® Supplier Relationship Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many companies already using the SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) application choose to also deploy the SAP supplier relationship management (SRM) application to optimize their procurement processes and strategies. Read this paper to learn more about SAP SRM.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

SAP America, Inc.

SAP ROI through the Care and Nurturing of SAP End Users
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper reveals how continuous end user training can reduce costs and increase returns on SAP investments. It includes a detailed "end user maturity model" by which clients can assess the expertise levels of their SAP end user base.
Posted: 12 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

SAP America, Inc.

How to Make Indirect Procurement Outsourcing Work Effectively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Consider how procurement outsourcers have helped customers improve strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and operational procurement. Yet they need to connect these areas with integrated, sourcing-to-settlement procurement processes by providing customers with standard processes and platforms.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 12 Mar 2010

SAP America, Inc.
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