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JAGGAER brings AI and automation to streamline direct spend processes This article is sponsored by:

JAGGAER is bringing AI and automation to processes such as sourcing, contracts and supplier onboarding to help global businesses manage direct spend more efficiently.

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Don’t put off buying a ladder This article is sponsored by: salesforce-sidebar

It's time to stop responding to situations by quoting clichés. Peter Coffee of Salesforce cuts to the real meaning of decision making in times of recession.

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2022 - the year in Partner Commentary This article is sponsored by:

Across 2022, diginomica's partner ecosystem has added yet more commentary and analysis. Here's a selection of the best.

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2022 - the year in Cloud ERP This article is sponsored by:

2022 was a mixed bag for ERP vendors. Massive projects? No thanks. But some ERP-based applications, notably payroll and planning/forecasting, continued to make a difference for customers. Process automation and "intelligent analytics" add upgrade incentives, but is that enough? Or is the world changing faster than ERP can keep up?

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Back to the SAP S/4HANA public cloud debate - an opinionated take on SAP's direction This article is sponsored by:

After my last SAP S/4HANA Cloud opus, SAP had some surprises in store for me. So grab your beverage of choice, and check my review of how the public cloud ERP debate has changed.

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Coupa goes private with big spender Thoma Bravo in $8 billion buyout This article is sponsored by:

Business spend management vendor Coupa accepts an $8 billion buyout bid from private equity investor Thoma Bravo - will shareholders endorse the sale?

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How supply chain planning can help you through the coming recession This article is sponsored by: Kinaxis logo © Kinaxis

Accurate forecasting is a critical capability in modern supply chain management, but it is not a silver bullet. Anne Robinson of Kinaxis unpacks the need for capabilities that empower all stakeholders across the ecosystem.

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Inside SAP's Business Network push - can the reality live up to the buzzwords? This article is sponsored by:

SAP has not been shy about its Business Network messaging - and SAP Sapphire Orlando was no exception. Here's how a chance encounter led me to reconsider my views, and press SAP on my open questions.

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Coupa helps customers advance ESG goals with a digital twin of the supply chain This article is sponsored by:

I recently caught up with Coupa's Madhav Durbha to discuss how building a digital twin of the supply chain is helping companies take action on ESG goals such as sustainability.

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The rise of the ‘spendsetters’ – change agents in business spend This article is sponsored by: coupa-logo

When teams across divisions unite to make a difference, it creates a ripple effect into positive change - from maximizing business value to improving the world around us. Chandar Pattabhiram of Coupa looks at examples of ‘spendsetters’.

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Coupa turns in strong Q1 as business travel and face-to-face customer meetings return This article is sponsored by:

Customers need insight into business spend all the more in a turbulent macro-economic climate. That's what Coupa offers, says CEO Rob Bernshteyn.

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Unit4 acquires Scanmarket to expand into source-to-pay, previews no-code App Studio This article is sponsored by:

Unit4 acquires Scanmarket to expand its midmarket enterprise applications platform into source-to-pay and also previews a no-code application and workflow builder.

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Kinexions22 - how Honeywell standardized supply chain planning across 37 businesses globally This article is sponsored by: Kinexions22-logo © Kinaxis

Transforming supply and demand planning at Honeywell meant big changes to how its planners operate - but the payback has been worth it

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Kinexions22 - how supply chain planners are adapting to deal with disruption This article is sponsored by: Kinexions22-logo © Kinaxis

At Kinexions 2022, supply chain planners from three companies representing more than $50 billion in annual revenues discuss how their teams have been adapting to deal with recent and future disruption.

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Coupa Inspire EMEA - nudging ESG from reporting to action This article is sponsored by:

At its European conference, business spend management vendor Coupa adds support for ESG compliance but wants to see companies take action, too.

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The seven habits of highly effective BSM programs This article is sponsored by: coupa-logo

Vincent Toesca of Coupa drills down into data to explore seven ways that companies can measure and maximize business spend efforts.

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