What to Look for in a Good e-Procurement System?

Over the years, digital technology has given mankind the power to conquer the impossible. It continues to solve man’s greatest challenges, making lives easier. In-fact several businesses thrive on these technological developments and many are gradually gravitating towards digital advancements for its advantages. Discoveries, inventions and innovations always began with a question or a problem […]

Procurement Risks & Ways to Reduce Them

There might be a general conception in business that risk-taking gives you the chance of success. Perhaps, this is true as business and political leaders in heights of their success quote risk-taking in such positivity. For instance, Thomas Jefferson once said “ with great risk comes great reward”.  In support, a research shows that risk-takers […]

Purchasing Vs. Procurement: What Is The Difference?

Purchasing and procurement are two words that we often seen used interchangeably. This mostly occurs among non-professionals, where the word procurement is used instead of purchasing and vice versa. While the two might appear to share the same meaning, they have different functions.  The inability to identify the differences between the terms may lead businesses […]

How e-Procurement Platforms Enhance Supply Chain Management

In this day and age, companies are exploring various ways to optimise their supply chain management and actualise cost saving in the management process. One of the ways this is done is by incorporating e-Procurement solutions to ensure a seamless workflow.  e-Procurement is software-based automation that automates procurement and user processes to allow for simplified […]

How To Improve Your Indirect Spend Management

Managing indirect spend is not only pivotal for every organization’s financial standing, but to also have the transparency in the company’s cash outflow. In assessing strategies, there needs to be a clarity between indirect and direct spend as managing between the two requires different set of tools and plan of action. Indirect spend generally includes […]

Procurement Compliance: Control Spend & Increase Gains

In general, the term “compliance” is thought to be the overlooked devil that disables you from turning a blind eye over a pushy salesperson or forces you to do things, simply because they are on trend. However, in business, the term takes a rather serious tone as it is immediately associated with following rules and […]

Coronavirus: What Can It Teach Us About Procurement?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way employees worldwide work. With social distancing measures including working from home in place, businesses had to adapt to the new reality of working remotely. Working from home (WFH) prompted businesses to heavily rely on technology further underscoring the need for digitalisation across industries and departments, procurement teams included. […]

What Is Guided Buying and Why Does It Matter?

So you’ve met the right supplier and sat through price negotiation meetings which resulted in a contract pricing agreement. How do you translate your contract pricing efforts into actions that bring better savings, compliance and drive the right policies? The answer is through guided buying. What is guided buying? Guided buying is one of the […]

Procurement Documents 101

The two most basic entities involved in the procurement process is a buyer, the procurement department of a business and a seller, or a vendor. Throughout the procurement process, a lot of communication happens between these two parties all the way from source to pay, as well as internal parties namely users and approvers. To […]

Getting to The Core of Your Vendor Management Challenges

A key external party that plays a big factor in the success of procurement is vendors. Procurement teams may be directing their personal attention to other activities in the procurement process such as requisition and payment but leave vendor management in the back burner. Effective supplier collaboration has the ability to derive long term value […]

Top Procurement Time-Wasters You Need to Overcome

More and more businesses are looking into ways of working more efficiently. The need to discover working methods that are able to streamline everyday tasks are inherent towards any productive organization. One of the first steps towards better workplace efficiency is by having an activity log. Through jotting down the duration it takes for you […]