Keeping the Record Straight

Keeping the Record Straight

Maintaining a comprehensive audit trail of the procurement process by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO For the past several weeks we’ve been walking through the various steps in the procurement cycle, starting with recognizing the need for a product or service,...

Should we pay that invoice now?

Should we pay that invoice now?

What needs to be part of the invoice approval process, and why it matters. by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO As we continue our tour through the procurement cycle, we come to a fork in the road: should we approve the invoice for payment, or not? So far, we’ve...

Getting the Goods and Getting it Right

Getting the Goods and Getting it Right

A behind-the-scenes look at the receipt of goods process   by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO A milestone event in the procurement process occurs when the items you’ve ordered arrive in your warehouse. Did you get the right product? Is it of the quality you...

The Lofty Importance of the Humble Purchase Order

The Lofty Importance of the Humble Purchase Order

Nine Benefits of the Consistent Use of POs by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO We all know what a purchase order (PO) is, but do we understand the vital importance POs play in managing our company’s procurement process? In our continuing series covering the basic...

Putting the Strategic in Strategic Sourcing

Putting the Strategic in Strategic Sourcing

by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO The term strategic sourcing receives a lot of attention, and generally refers to a process of developing supply channels at the lowest total cost, not just the lowest purchase price. It is a broad and far-reaching subject, with...

Your 1st Risk in the Procurement Cycle

Your 1st Risk in the Procurement Cycle

What is your 1st Risk in the Procurement Cycle? by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO In the last post, I outlined some of the basic steps in the procurement process and identified the business risks associated with each step-with a promise to take deeper dive into each...

Procurement Risks and Action Items

Procurement Risks and Action Items

Procurement Risks and Action Items Getting at the Basics and Identifying the Risks Involved. by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO No longer simply a cost center, procurement has become increasingly important to companies’ overall business strategy. Smart, progressive...

Top 10 Procurement Demo Questions – Asked and Answered

Top 10 Procurement Demo Questions – Asked and Answered

Top 10 Procurement Demo Questions – Asked and Answered! Requisition and procurement automation continues to be a priority for enterprise organizations mainly for the substantial savings, visibility and controls it provides. Today we’re seeing midmarket organizations...

What’s in the cards for 2018?

What’s in the cards for 2018?

What are your 2018 Requisition Resolutions? Whether it’s going to the gym more, eating healthy, kicking a bad habit, or spending more wisely, this is the time of year when many of us reflect on our lives and identify changes we want to make in the coming year. This...

Procurement in Hospitality

Procurement in Hospitality

No Reservations, No Problem, Procurement in Hospitality Four Ways Hospitality Industry Benefits from eProcurement by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO Traditional hospitality companies face increasing competition from sharing economy hospitality models such as AirBnB...

Artificial Intelligence in Procurement

Artificial Intelligence in Procurement

Artificial Intelligence in Procurement How will spend management change as a result of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Taking a smart look at the future of procurement practices by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO There is no area of business operations exempt from...

Making a Case for Automation

Making a Case for Automation

Make a Case for Automation Calculating Current Procurement Costs & Potential Savings to Make a Case for Automation by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO Making a case for automation can seem like a daunting task.  Procure-to-Pay (P2P) professionals must find...

Spend Management Meets AP Automation

Spend Management Meets AP Automation

Spend Management Meets AP Automation Controlling spend from beginning to end As reported in an article published by Top Sage Resellers, Sage recently conducted a survey of customers that identified accounts payable (AP) automation as the most requested new...

The Procurement Game Plan for Professional Sports

The Procurement Game Plan for Professional Sports

The Procurement Game Plan for Professional Sports Turning 5 Procurement Challenges in Professional Sports into Strong ROI and Collaboration opportunity. by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO Football manufacturer Wilson provides each Super Bowl team with 108 balls – 54...

Investing in Back Office Efficiencies

Investing in Back Office Efficiencies

Investing in Back Office Efficiencies Procurement Management – Building Value by Cutting Costs by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO Economists and business analysts often debate whether reducing costs or increasing revenues are bigger contributors to a company’s...

How to Manage Spend Before it Starts

How to Manage Spend Before it Starts

How to Manage Spend Before it Starts Five ways to get corporate spend under control by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO You can’t manage what you don’t measure is an old management adage that still holds true, especially when it comes to your business spending....

Top 5 Procurement Challenges in 2017 and How To Solve Them

Top 5 Procurement Challenges in 2017 and How To Solve Them

Top 5 Procurement Challenges Facing Enterprises in 2017 And How To Solve Them by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO No one can say procurement managers and their teams have it easy. It’s a fast-paced, often undervalued operation with far-reaching impacts across the...

Requisitions Go Mobile

Requisitions Go Mobile

Requisitions Go Mobile What it means, and why it matters by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO It is no longer sufficient for software to offer a stated list of features and prescribed functionality; software has to be intuitive, engaging and powerful. These attributes...

Innovation Will Shape Enterprise Cloud Computing in 2017

Innovation Will Shape Enterprise Cloud Computing in 2017

Innovation Will Shape Enterprise Cloud Computing in 2017 by Salim Khalife, Founder & CEO A recent Forrester Research brief* outlines 10 key developments in cloud computing the researcher believes will shape the industry in 2017 – and how businesses can best...

Taking the complexity out of procurement processes

Taking the complexity out of procurement processes

Taking the complexity out of procurement processes Five ways an integrated procurement solution keeps it simple by Foy Mainor, VP of Sales Whenever we can reduce complexity, we increase accuracy and efficiency. It’s true for workers constructing a building, for...

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