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What makes a good RFP?

By: Ian Dagg | January 24, 2017

  Writing a clear and detailed RFP helps to create good proposals, which leads to a better and more fulfilling working relationships with your supplier, which leads to better projects and outcomes. This post gives you some ideas about what makes a good RFP:   Solution Fit First and foremost, is the solution fit for […]

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How to run a successful RFx process

By: Ian Dagg| January 4, 2017

    During an RFx process it is important to be open to conversation about what the products you are considering can do and try not to have a very fixed technology landscape in play before you get into the RFI process.   This post walks you through our recommendations for running the process: Seeing […]

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What is the value of the RFx process? Is it worth it?

By: Ian Dagg| December 12, 2016

Choosing the right new implementation partner or P2P software provider for you can be a challenge. This post highlights the value of pre market preparation prior to starting the RFx process.   It is important to be open to conversation about what the products can do and try not to have a very fixed technology […]

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Xoomworks officially joins the U.K. Government G-Cloud 8 Platform

By: Ian Dagg| August 11, 2016

Xoomworks announces their new status as an official public sector service provider in the United Kingdom. Xoomworks has joined the G-Cloud 8 Platform, the U.K. government procurement platform, responding to the demand received from public sector customers. Joining the G-Cloud 8 Platform was a pre-requisite for the customers to engage with Xoomworks. As part of […]

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Moving to the Cloud – key differences for technology implementation

By: Ian Dagg| July 26, 2016

The rise of the Cloud has revolutionised the way in which individuals and businesses use and consume technology. The speed at which consumer led cloud technology has accelerated has empowered individuals with a thorough understanding of the capabilities of modern applications. As a result, businesses and their IT departments are coming under increasing internal pressure […]

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Rise of the procurement cloud – one step closer to the ‘Amazon experience’

By: Ian Dagg| July 19, 2016

  When considering procurement, many people ask “why can’t we provide a purchasing experience more like an online retailer?” There is a consensus that for many companies the greatest obstacle when it comes to managing spend is not a lack of clear procurement processes or unreliable software but is often simply down to poor user […]

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5 effects of the rising Cloud on corporate IT

By: Ian Dagg| July 6, 2016

With the rise of consumer cloud products, people in business now expect a user experience that is similar to what they might find on their Smart phones, or from online retail stores like Amazon. It’s all about finding innovative solutions, having them readily accessible, and wrapped up in a nice user experience. Many modern corporate […]

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How to avoid 4 common Source to Pay implementation pitfalls

By: Ian Dagg| April 6, 2016

  Ian Dagg, Director of Xoomworks Procurement Consulting, has identified 4 areas that he believes are most commonly overlooked during  Source to Pay implementation projects. During his 18+ years of Industry experience Ian has seen organisations stumble over these key focus points again and again. Make sure to learn from their mistakes and streamline your organisation’s implementation […]

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The five most common pitfalls of complex sourcing events

By: Ian Dagg| March 30, 2016
The five common pitfalls of complex sourcing events

   Following our latest series of posts around the intricacies of complex sourcing events, the best practice to aim for and just what constitutes a “complex” event, this post explores the top five things to avoid and the typical pitfalls that can plague anyone arranging and running complex sourcing events:   1. Using an Excel bid sheet attached […]

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