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ALSO CALLED: Enterprise Spend Management, ESM, Spend Analysis
DEFINITION: In an enterprise, spend management is managing how to spend money to best effect in order to build products and services. The term is intended to encompass such processes as outsourcing, procurement, e-procurement, and supply chain management. Since the "spend manager" could have a significant impact on a company's results, it has been advocated that this manager have a senior voice in running the  … 
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Case Study: Legacy Systems From Acquisitions Handled Correctly
sponsored by Concur Technologies
VIDEO: Downer is a growing business built on acquisitions and expansion and consequently dealing with the challenges of legacy systems. By implementing one leading travel & expense system, Downer has unlocked unprecedented benefits.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2015

Concur Technologies

Moving Challenger's Expense Process from a Position of Policy to a Position of Trust
sponsored by Concur Technologies
VIDEO: Challenger Limited is an ASX-listed investment management firm committed to providing Australians with financial security in retirement. Access this exclusive video now to learn more about Challenger's new expense reporting system and discover why the cost of policy management may outweigh the risk of fraud for your organization.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 05 Oct 2015

Concur Technologies

Travel and Entertainment Expense Visibility: To be or not to be
sponsored by Concur Technologies
RESOURCE: In this infographic, readers can gain a better understanding of the struggle executives face with T&E expense reporting. Access this resource now to uncover a strategy that could help your business improve performance of spend analytics, increase likelihood of compliance, gain strategic advantage in negotiations, and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Published: 02 Oct 2015

Concur Technologies

Turn your Travel and Spend Data into Actionable Business Insight
sponsored by Concur Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will get 4 top tips to help you make sense of your data and get the most out of it for your business. Access this resource now to learn how to use these tips to turn your organization's travel and spend data into actionable insights.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Concur Technologies

Strategic Migration Planning Guide: WebSPHERE to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This migration planning guide provides a five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine risks, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a strategic migration plan. Read now for insight into the considerations and processes required to move to an enterprise app platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

How to align supply and demand of your IT services
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives you tips for gaining complete visibility into IT costs, and it models this process by explaining how you can make money-driven decisions about cloud adoption.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2014


CW Buyers Guide To Finance and Insurance
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11-page buyer's guide looks at mitigating the risks of data breaches with liability insurance; how to finance your organisation's technology platforms; and funding software investment for the economic recovery while budgets remain tight.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

BYOD Advantages: Save Money, Mobilize Workers, Embrace the Cloud
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from explores how – with the proper security and management strategies – BYOD can be a win-win for both your employees and your organization. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

CW Buyer's Guide: IT for SMEs
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 6 page buyers guide for SMEs shows how small businesses can maximise the value of their IT investments.
Posted: 12 Oct 2012 | Published: 12 Oct 2012

2011–2012 IT Budget Benchmarks
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IT BRIEFING: The Corporate Executive Board IT Budget Benchmarking Survey assess IT spending,  staffing, and outsourcing levels at more than 175 organizations globally, representing roughly US$38 billion in IT spend. Download for the latest IT budget trends.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

CW+: Quocirca Report: A gift from IT to the business
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WHITE PAPER: IT managers that fail to embrace on-demand services will hold back the organisation they are supposed to be supporting. Such services can save costs within IT, as well as provide new capabilities to the business that have previously been unavailable or unaffordable.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

CW+ Quocirca report: Beating IT recession blues
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WHITE PAPER: IT spending is often an issue for any organisation, but especially in harsh economic times it is even more important to see what benefit IT brings to the business. This report looks at the degree to which UK organisations understand what IT is doing for their business, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

E-Zine: Enterprise CIO Decisions: Running Lean in 2010
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EZINE: Technology decision makers in the enterprise are under pressure to deliver results on tight budgets while streamlining efficiency, cutting costs, and reducing risk for their organizations. Read this E-Zine from Enterprise CIO Decisions to find out how ITSM, outsourcing and technology are combining to make IT a lean, mean fighting machine in 2010.
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

Quantifying the Impact of Network-Based Attacks
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this informative whitepaper, explore in-depth guidelines that will help assess the impact of attacks on your organization, and they can affect your bottom line.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Icomm Technologies

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.

Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: This brochure outlines the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013, a conference that aims to help you destroy legacy costs and create value from new technologies and trends. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013


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.

Ten Steps to an Enterprise Mobility Strategy
sponsored by iPass Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ensure traveling employees are productive while you control costs and security, with an enterprise mobility strategy.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

iPass Inc.

Video - Andrew Bartolini on Collaborative Sourcing
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Ardent Partners analyst and CPO Rising author, Andrew Bartolini, shares his insights into successful buyer/seller collaboration and supply chain sourcing.
Posted: 22 Dec 2011 | Premiered: Dec 22, 2011

Ariba, Inc.

A manufacturer’s guide to navigating the procurement and sourcing technology landscape
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: In this eBook, learn what the newest procurement tools can do and gain a better understanding of how to move beyond indirect spend management to the direct goods that impact the entire product lifecycle.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011


FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises: Complete Desktop-to-Datacenter Enterprise License Optimization Solution
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: Lacking a strategic solution for Enterprise License Optimization most organizations are greatly overspending on some licenses and out of compliance on others, putting them at risk of costly software license audits. FlexNet Manager Suite is a comprehensive and proven solution for Enterprise License Optimization and license compliance management.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 11 Mar 2011

Flexera Software

7 Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth but remain cautious with the economic recovery uncertain. Businesses need to define a business case for their technology investments and build a framework to measure ROI. This paper describes a 7-step process that will help build the business case for an ERP investment.
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

Sage Software

Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics, part of the Oracle BI Applications product line, enables you to optimize supply side performance by integrating data from across the enterprise value chain—enabling executives, managers, and frontline employees to make more informed decisions. Read this data sheet for more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Jul 2008

Oracle Corporation

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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SPEND MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): … In an enterprise, spend management is managing how to spend money to best effect in order to build products and services. The term is intended to encompass such processes as outsourcing, procurement, e-procurement, and supply chain management. Since the "spend manager" could have a significant impact on a company's results, it has been advocated that this manager have a senior voice in running the company. Ariba is considered the leader in selling software for spend management. It says that its Enterprise Spend Management (TM) Suite encompasses analysis, sourcing, buying, contracting, invoicing, and managing the workforce.
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