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Meet the team – Joe Ciotkowski, Senior Consultant

By: Alexandra Pogacean | April 20, 2021
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In this month’s Meet the Team section we welcome Joe Ciotkowski, Senior Consultant, who has been involved in different Coupa projects.   Tell us about your time/journey in Xoomworks I joined Xoomworks 7 years ago and my first projects involved leading training and supplier enablement programs. Since then, I have worked on a wide variety […]

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Why is Release Management important?

By: Alexandra Pogacean| April 13, 2021
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Release Management is the process of assessing the contents of a new software release, planning the upgrade, maximising the benefits of new features, whilst minimising any negative impacts. As a S2P cloud solution user, you will almost certainly be required to install new releases supplied by your software provider. To successfully manage the implementation of […]

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How to succeed in procurement risk management?

By: Alexandra Pogacean| March 26, 2021
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In the first part of this series, we spoke about what risk management is and why it is beneficial for your organisation to have a strategy around that. Organisations have always been aware of the importance of managing and mitigating risk. At some point, every organisation will face risk while working on achieving its goals. […]

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Why procurement risk management is more important than ever

By: Alexandra Pogacean| March 22, 2021
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The disruption caused by the global pandemic has brought the issues of risk management to the forefront, to the point where many companies irrespective of size, view it as a mission critical activity . A complex topic but given the current economic landscape companies should not shy away from addressing these issues and should manage […]

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Meet the team – Kelly Lewis, Senior Solution Consultant

By: Alexandra Pogacean| March 8, 2021
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In this month’s Meet the Team section we welcome our colleague, Kelly Lewis, Senior Solution Consultant, who has been part of the Xoomworks family for 10 years.    Tell us about your time/journey in Xoomworks I started my career working on large SAP deployments before moving to Xoomworks in 2011 where I have worked with eProcurement […]

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How to successfully handle the integration of your new Source to Pay system

By: Alexandra Pogacean| February 16, 2021
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Source to Pay implementations typically involve several different systems which need to communicate with each other. The integration phase of the project is the process of deciding which systems need to be involved, what data needs to pass between them, and developing and testing these interfaces. Integration is often the most complex part of a […]

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Purchase to pay – an explanation

By: Alexandra Pogacean| February 2, 2021
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Procurement as a business function needs to have a mission, which is agreed and understood by all its stakeholders. To support this purpose, there should be a clear vision of how it will be achieved, a direction of travel and a comprehensive plan for the journey. Procurement has recognised the need to elevate itself beyond being just the traditional business […]

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What to expect from Procurement in 2021

By: Andrada Sabo| January 8, 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t take things for granted, even if it’s the most basic things like visiting loved ones, going on holidays or even going to the office every morning. 2020 has taught businesses that they should always have a contingency plan in place for when the unexpected happens. […]

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Managing sustainability and reducing risk – There’s more to the story

By: Andrada Sabo| December 10, 2020

Given all the uncertainty that has surrounded 2020, we can bet that 2021 is going to be a wild ride of a year. If you think you are an agile organisation, next year will really put that to the test. The disruption caused by the global pandemic has brought the issues of sustainability and risk […]

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