Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalable, cost-efficient cloud services that public sector customers can use to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate innovation.
The procurement of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional public sector procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services (like IaaS). A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalable, cost-efficient cloud services that public sector customers can use to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate innovation. The procurement of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional public sector procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services (like IaaS). A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology.
Modern eProcurement solutions promise greater efficiency through improved AP integration, tighter controls, standardized processes, and supplier connectivity. This Paystream Advisors survey report focuses on current attitudes toward eProcurement solutions, how they're being used, and why (and how) that usage is changing. The report also includes an overview of eProcurement capabilities, best practices, and selection criteria.
As cost and productivity expectations persist, many functions are rethinking the way their work gets done to remain both efficient and innovative. But not all business partners may welcome these kinds of transformations. To stay progressive, the best companies enable employees to exercise greater influence over internal clients and alter the entrenched views their function.
Published By: Elementum
Published Date: Sep 03, 2018
While everyone is scrambling to make sure their income statements reflect a profitable year by squeezing procurement costs, it’s actually the balance sheet that tells the full story of long term financial health.
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that are expected to shape government contracting this year.
Highlights from the report:
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over the coming year.
Highlights from the report:
• 2014 Review: A “slowing trend” in competitive opportunities, due to macro political-economic factors, with context for expected changes in 2015.
• 2015 Trend 1: Potential for stronger growth driven by an expected rebound in government tax revenue and greater bond income for large debt-financed infrastructure projects.
• 2015 Trend 2: Technology contracting volume gains traction in non-IT industry sectors, with insight into five niche technologies shaping 2015 procurement.
• 2015 Trend 3: Cooperative purchasing influences the overall state and local agency market, with implications for both local and national competitors.
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Spreadsheets are good for number crunching – but many professionals use them to do things they were never meant for. The result? Long office hours, chasing down status updates, and compiling data manually. Learn the 5 signs of spreadsheet misuse and how to overcome them in this webcast.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Sep 15, 2017
Financial professionals spend a lot of time bogged down by inefficient processes and dispersed data, rather than focusing on strategy.
Find out how 6 people took the lead and transformed their day-to-day financial processes in manual accounting, FP&A, and procurement.
With minimal investment, they redesigned their workflows to create exponential benefits for not only their companies, but themselves:
• No More Chasing People for Data
• Easily Met Deadlines
• Removed Need for Clunky Spreadsheets
Download this eBook to learn more and see how you can write your own success story.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Which questions have you overlooked and why do the answers matter?
According to Gartner, “OT SRM (security and risk management) leaders must ask the right questions during the technology procurement process to achieve long-term success in their security investments.” Further, Gartner states, “Translating IT security practices and copying IT security technology will not result in a secure operational technology (OT) environment.”
By reading “7 Questions SRM Leaders Aren't Asking OT Security Providers,” you’ll learn which questions to ask, why they matter, and be armed with follow-up guidance to make smarter decisions. Questions covered include:
- Does the Solution Provide Asset Discovery to Enable Operational Continuity and System Integrity?
- Does the Solution Detect and Alert on Known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures?
- Does Your Solution Provide IT Support in Addition to OT?
- Does Your Solution Support Secure IT/OT Alignment?
Threats and vulnerabilities originally targeti
"Today’s procurement leaders are using technology to achieve greater procedural and financial efficiencies, secure the best products and services, and improve vendor relationships. However with the lack of technology to boost efficiency and strengthen the partnership with vendors and employees, saving costs and speeding up procurement processes can be quite cumbersome.
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. Download this best practices paper to learn the eight important ways that procurement teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations. "
This webcast features a conversation with Tom Lentz, Manager of IT and Finance for the Facilities Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD/USA. During this Webcast, Axendia Industry Analyst Daniel Matlis discusses with Mr. Lentz how The Johns Hopkins Hospital uses its Integrated Asset and Service Management solution to improve uptime to support patient care; control costs for procurement, maintenance, labor and materials; support regulatory compliance activities; and use workflow capabilities for internal controls.
During this Webcast, Axendia Industry Analyst Daniel Matlis discusses with Mr. Lentz how The Johns Hopkins Hospital uses its Integrated Asset and Service Management solution to improve uptime to support patient care; control costs for procurement, maintenance, labor and materials; support regulatory compliance activities; and use workflow capabilities for internal controls.
Growth and expansion require a well-executed procurement function. Procurement is earning a seat at the table by having an impact not just on costs but on the company’s forecasting, planning, and strategic initiatives. This eBook will reveal how procurement transformation can help you shape overall strategy.
If the go-go 1990s, with its fast money and flush credit seeking rapid and steep returns, created the demand for "renaissance" Chief Financial Officers ("CFO"), who could manage (and market) both the strategic and financial operations of the enterprise, the more sobering decade that followed led directly to the creation and subsequent rise of the Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO"), who could reduce costs, build internal relationships, and develop strategic suppliers efficiently and effectively.
The global recession is taking no prisoners. Neither industry, nor region, nor company-size has provided shelter from its impact. Within the enterprise, few business functions have been unaffected. Yet, as this business downturn continues, the Chief Procurement Officer's ("CPO") agenda and the CEO's agenda have started to converge.
In this research study hear from more than 1,500 line-of-business leaders, IT leaders, and information workers about the effectiveness of their organization’s document-based business processes.
Learn how organizations of all sizes in all industries around the world are suffering from what we call the “document disconnect.” Learn how this is causing significant delays and errors across critical business functions such as sales contracting and quoting, procurement, talent acquisition, and onboarding.
Download this white paper to learn more.
Keeping up with ever changing contract management work is challenging. Governing legal and procurement content is written by thousands of people and applied to hundreds of situations. To stay compliant, organizations employ knowledgeable professionals to analyze every sentence to determine the changes that need to be made to company contracts. The manual process of sifting through these dense, complicated documents is inefficient and prone to error.
Watson Compare and Comply is trained on contract specific knowledge and classifications and can streamline contract workflows through semantic understanding.
Join Director of Watson Offering Management, Adam Orentrichler, and Chief Data Scientist of SAP Ariba, David Herman, as they discuss how Watson can transform the way your company manages contract governance.
Virtualized IT infrastructures can simplify management and facilitate business continuity while helping minimize power consumption and procurement costs. Virtualization also helps organizations automate disaster recovery plans. Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays and VMware® Site Recovery Manager (SRM) software provide integrated, cost-effective, automated site recovery and testing for enterprise data centers.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
On-Demand Webinar: Chasing signatures is the pain of every procurement ogranization. How do you speed up processes if reviewers and approvers let request sit in the inboxes? Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how DocuSign simplifies the process by making review and signature easier for requesters, approvers, and vendors alike. No matter where they are.