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How to plan your Source to Pay implementation project

By: Alexandra Pogacean | February 14, 2020

An efficient procurement operation is unquestionably of high importance for any business. You can significantly reduce costs and boost profitability by utilising the information gained from procurement performance measurements. It is also well known that a quality P2P solution will enable delivery of procurement goals and adherence to business process.  During the last 60+ source […]

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Is Implementing a Source to Pay System Different to Adopting it?

By: Alexandra Pogacean| January 28, 2020

The short answer is yes. The more detailed explanation is that there are some very important differences between implementing a source to pay solution and adopting it.    Every procurement team dreams of a 100% user and supplier adoption rate for their new shiny purchase to pay system. In this article we will try to […]

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Meet the Team – Alexandra Lovin, Principal Consultant

By: Alexandra Pogacean| January 17, 2020

First meet the team article in 2020 features one of our principal consultants, Alexandra Lovin. She has been working within our company for almost 10 years. With an active role in creating and updating the Coupa and Ariba Implementation Methodology (XoomCloud), as well as managing internal teams and supporting commercial negotiations, Alex covers a complex […]

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eInvoicing – compliance, adoption and challenges

By: Andrada Sabo| January 8, 2020

More and more countries and companies are finally getting on board the eInvoicing trend. It is an important business practice that can help companies remain competitive in a global business environment.  Following up on the eInvoicing webinar we did together with our partner Jaggaer, we wanted share a summary of the main ideas discussed during […]

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Not getting the best value from your S2P solution? Here’s why

By: Alexandra Pogacean| December 18, 2019

Following on from our first article about what to expect after implementing a source to pay (S2P) solution, we now go into more detail about some of the various scenarios our consultants have faced and solved over the years. From experience, we know that it’s easy to overlook problem areas and sometimes you make do […]

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What goes on after implementing a S2P solution?

By: Alexandra Pogacean| December 5, 2019

Implementing a Source to Pay solution is a major step towards better spend management. It can help your organisation to capture savings, improve efficiency and gain control. The strongest organisations keep project momentum going from the very start of the implementation journey straight through to completion, these businesses really deliver against the e-procurement business case. […]

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Meet the Team – Ann Jenkins, Account Manager

By: Alexandra Pogacean| October 22, 2019

This month’s meet the team section welcomes Ann Jenkins, Account Manager. Ann is passionate about working with different clients from different industries. In her spare time, she spends time with her cockapoo Bentley and loves all things vintage and a good bargain.   1. Tell us about your time/journey in Xoomworks  I have been with […]

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Key successful change management strategy and outcomes

By: Alexandra Pogacean| October 14, 2019

When considering implementing a change management strategy, alongside a procurement software implementation project, it is very important to start your journey with a strong set of objectives and success measurements. All it takes is good planning. Having a well-documented understanding of your project and its objectives can guarantee the success of the overall change management […]

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e-Procurement implementation – the final leg of the journey

By: Andrada Sabo| October 1, 2019

Going live with a new e-procurement solution brings a huge sigh of relief to most organisations and very often, due to the go-live excitement taking up everyone’s attention, the “aftercare” stage can be neglected.  In part one and part two of this blog series we talked about the prerequisites for a successful e-procurement implementation project […]

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