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Procurement Supplier Data: Stop the Garbage!

Posted by Paul Recchia on Aug 18, 2020 1:32:46 PM

In the Australian city of Kwinana, nets at several drainage pipes in the area have been installed. You see, Kwinana has a major issue: garbage carried via storm runoff into waterways and ultimately polluting the environment.  

 

By installing the nets, Kwinana has vastly cut down on the amount of garbage deposited in the rivers and lakes. In a mere six months, Kwinana has stopped 815 pounds (370 kilograms) of waste from entering the waterways. Not only is this better for the environment, it saves money - the cost to clean up garbage goes up 4x once it is in the waterways as opposed to catching it in these nets.

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Topics: procure to pay, eprocurement, procurement transformation, SAP Ariba

Nitor CONNECT Now Available for Purchase on SAP® App Center

Posted by Sean Sollitto on Jul 13, 2020 9:46:50 AM

Nitor CONNECT integrates SAP Ariba® and Microsoft Teams to create a hub for team collaboration, communication and document storage. Nitor CONNECT streamlines chats, training materials and files to create efficiency and support compliance in the source-to-settle process.

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Topics: supply chain management, procure to pay, eprocurement, SAP Ariba

Nitor CONNECT: Team Up with SAP Ariba and Microsoft Teams

Posted by Paul Recchia on Jun 1, 2020 7:58:41 AM

SAP Ariba is a powerful procurement tool.  Microsoft Teams is an easy to use collaboration tool. Together, they create a unified and efficient environment to streamline the requisition process.  That’s right, SAP Ariba and Microsoft Teams have been seamlessly integrated to streamline your collaboration and communications. Introducing Nitor CONNECT

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Topics: procure to pay, eprocurement, procurement technology, SAP Ariba

Optimizing Procurement Technology to Drive ROI

Posted by Paul Recchia on Feb 10, 2020 10:03:48 AM

Ask any master woodworker what the most important skill is in woodworking. The answer won’t have anything to do with saws, chisels, or hand planes. It won’t be about design, planning, or building. The most important skill is fixing their mistakes. Master woodworkers will saw outside their line, they’ll have an errant hit with a chisel, they’ll ding the corner of their piece. They all make mistakes. Great woodworkers, however, know how to fix their mistakes.

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting, eprocurement, procurement technology

Preparing for a S2P Deployment

Posted by Molly Wilson on Sep 4, 2019 12:45:50 PM

Source-to-Pay (S2P) deployment projects are a large undertaking for any organization. These initiatives require a large resource investment, so there are high expectations on value delivery. There can be pressure to complete the project quickly leading many organizations to dive right into the deployment, which can cause challenges and risks to project delivery.

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting, eprocurement, procurement technology

Dynamic Discounting & Supply Chain Finance: A Deeper Dive Part 2

Posted by James Wilson on Apr 29, 2019 12:24:45 PM

As discussed in Part 1 of this blog series, companies strive to maintain margins and maximize cash flows by managing the variables over which they exercise control. Efforts from the Procurement team focus on maintaining competitive bidding for the material and service inputs needed in the production and delivery of goods or services to market. Once suppliers are identified and contracted by the buyer, a balancing act occurs to negotiate favorable payment terms and/or capture discounts and rebates. In return for these concessions, the buyer can now offer options to facilitate expedited payments utilizing technologies that offer processing efficiencies.  As with all trading relationships, the underlying dynamics are needed for both the buyer and supplier to manage counterparty risk, remain competitive, and maintain individual profitability.

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Topics: procure to pay, treasury and working capital, finance

How To Avoid S2P Deployment Pitfalls

Posted by Annie Kang on Apr 8, 2019 10:55:29 AM

Even if you do not play video games, chances are you’ve heard of Mario Kart. The goal of this game is to finish the race first, or in the least amount of time, while avoiding shells and banana peels, which make you lose control. A Source-to-Pay (S2P) deployment is very similar – the goal is to implement the right tool as quickly as possible while avoiding major pitfalls. So, before you jump into your S2P deployment “Kart,” here are some shells and banana peels to avoid.

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting, procurement technology

Nitor to Deliver Procurement Transformation for State of Maryland

Posted by Jaideep Mulchandani on Mar 14, 2019 9:28:22 AM

CLEVELAND, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/-- Nitor , a leading transformation services firm, has been awarded the contract by the State of Maryland for a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).

“With the addition of this e-procurement system, Maryland is taking a significant step forward in the way we do business,” said Governor Hogan.

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting, procurement technology

Blockchain Will Radically Disrupt Your Supply Chain: 4 Steps To Take Now

Posted by Lynn Barras on Apr 28, 2017 12:42:21 PM

This article was first published by ForbesBrandVoice at https://www.forbes.com/ on April 20, 2017.

Blockchain epitomizes network-centric business, and procurement departments must take the lead exploring its possibilities for supply chain disruption. “Blockchain will radically change how we drive transactions and what procurement does as a profession,” said Robert Kain, Principal Consultant at Nitor Partners. “Being able to create and connect the networks that allow things like digital and mobile payments, bitcoin, data analysis, financial platforms and crowdfunding will create a much faster and secure world where who you are and who you’re dealing with are completely visible.”

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting

Are You Ready?

Posted by Gary Stoddard on Jan 4, 2017 9:51:33 AM

The world of Procurement, including the different technologies, methodologies and strategies will continue to evolve and have a significant organizational impact in the coming year.

Staying abreast of the latest trends and offerings will differentiate best in class organizations from those that fall behind.

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Topics: procure to pay, procurement consulting

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