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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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6 KPIs to measure how effective your e-Invoicing solution really is

By: Dan Butts| November 3, 2016

  E-Invoicing has been around for years, and the benefits it can provide in the way of increasing operational efficiency, reducing costs, improving supplier relationships and working capital management opportunities are well documented. It is easy to reel off these benefits in a business case, but how do you go about the task of actually benchmarking […]

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Now it’s the time to up your procurement game

By: rebeccahoward| October 28, 2016

Cost based transformation in its broadest sense is more than just the procurement of goods and services; it is an opportunity for an organisation to become a world class leader.   And now perhaps more than ever, if considered and operated correctly with the right stakeholder buy-in, procurement is uniquely placed to offer businesses more […]

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Coupa Inspire 2016 Reflections

By: rebeccahoward| October 14, 2016

London’s Coupa Inspire 2016  was incredible as was seeing how much the event has grown over the last 3 years. The take up was huge, with a really good mix of both prospects and existing Coupa customers. For us it was a great opportunity to catch up with so many Xoomworks customers, be introduced to plenty of […]

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The prerequisites and considerations for World Class procurement

By: rebeccahoward| October 13, 2016

  In the current economic climate with organisations facing continued challenges around profit enhancement, margin focus and achieving greater capability, there has never been a better opportunity for procurement to raise its game to offer a greater return for organisations. Going forward, it is expected that enterprise level organisations, as a consequence of the complexity […]

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Transforming to a more strategic procurement business

By: rebeccahoward| September 27, 2016

  Typically, Procurement functions operate within a limited transactional based mandate: to purchase goods and services. By contrast World class Procurement organisations have a far broader and commercially based remit extending to areas of spend such as: strategic Marketing Services (including Advertising, PR and Market Research) Technology Deals, Property Acquisitions, Strategic Partnerships, Restructuring, Acquisitions and […]

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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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