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Selecting a S2P Technology - Part II: Go To Market

Posted by James Fiore on May 19, 2020 12:36:45 PM

In our previous blog, Selecting a S2P Technology Part I – Requirement Gathering, we discussed the steps necessary to gather your requirements and prepare your RFP documentation for a Source-to-Pay (S2P) Technology. In Part II of our blog, we will explore how to go to market for a S2P Technology solution.

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Topics: procurement consulting, eprocurement, procurement technology, procurement transformation

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

Selecting a S2P Technology – Part I: Requirements Gathering

Posted by James Fiore on Jan 8, 2020 2:08:02 PM

Your organization has made the decision to invest in a Source-to-Pay (S2P) technology and you have been asked to lead the selection project.  The selection of a technology is typically a large investment, and you will be establishing a provider partnership that will last many years – it is critical that you select the right technology and partner.  Recognizing this, you sit down to start thinking about your approach and quickly realize that selecting a S2P technology is a complex project that requires you to understand the needs of stakeholders throughout your organization along with the current functionality and capabilities of the S2P technology providers in the marketplace. How should you go about pulling together all of the information you need to effectively go to market? What questions do you need to ask of providers?  Do you have a sufficient understanding of the technology to ask the right questions? How do you evaluate and compare the technologies?

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Topics: procurement consulting, change managment, procurement transformation

Increasing Supplier Adoption of Your S2P Solution

Posted by Jenna Sandusky on Oct 9, 2019 5:30:42 PM

Congratulations! Your company has made the decision to streamline and simplify the way they do business by investing in a source-to-pay (S2P) software solution.

Now, how do you get your suppliers to adopt the idea of transacting electronically? This S2P implementation impacts more than just your company; if your suppliers are not onboard with this change, it could create a strain on your relationships and negatively impact the bottom line.

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Topics: procurement consulting, eprocurement, procurement change management, procurement technology, procurement transformation

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

Nitor Granted SAP Recognized Expertise in Cloud Procurement Solutions in North America

Posted by Sean Sollitto on Jun 4, 2019 9:02:43 AM

Nitor named a best-fit provider for SAP Cloud Procurement Solutions

June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nitor, a leading business process transformation services firm, has been granted SAP Recognized Expertise in cloud procurement solutions in North America. Nitor achieved this designation based on their skills and competencies, as well as their proven record of client success and satisfaction.

"For over 15 years Nitor and SAP have partnered to create value through technology and process transformation," said Sean Sollitto, SAP lead with Nitor.  “We are proud to be recognized by SAP for maintaining high levels of satisfaction, solution quality, and service delivery.”

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Topics: procurement consulting, procurement technology, procurement transformation

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

Strategic Sourcing Checklist for the New Year

Posted by Artellia Warren on Nov 27, 2018 9:07:17 AM

December is almost here…the critical planning season.  Organizations are budget planning and goal setting for 2019. 

Typically, this is when leadership starts to challenge Procurement for savings targets, value forecasts and projects for inclusion in budget and resource planning.

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Topics: strategic sourcing, procurement consulting

Working Capital: The Link Between Procurement, Finance and Treasury

Posted by James Wilson on Oct 9, 2018 8:42:29 AM

Working Capital Context – Which parts of the Cash Conversion Cycle do Procurement, Finance and Treasury teams care about?

This blog is the first of a 3-part series focusing on how businesses can get started on an effective Working Capital optimization initiative.

There is an old adage that you cannot manage what you do not measure. In response to this conventional wisdom, numerous Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) have been developed in the core Working Capital functional teams of Procurement, Finance, and Treasury. The overarching goal in mind is simple: Strong Supplier Relationships AND Operational Efficiency AND Strategic Value. All three? That’s a challenge as each team has a different set of tactical and, at times, strategic goals, that often compete with each other.

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Topics: procurement consulting, treasury and working capital, treasury management, finance

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