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Navigating the SaaS procurement process

The entire modern software procurement process, step by step

Effective procurement management means something different in the age of SaaS. Getting by with spreadsheets is no longer effective and can cost more ...

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Indirect procurement: How to improve this crucial business function

If your finance team is like most, a good deal of time goes into trying to control costs. As the price of goods and services increases, the need to ...

Embracing an enablement mindset in your Procurement practice

We all know getting a good price is important. But if you ask the best minds in modern Procurement, the bottom line isn’t everything. Often, the ...

The complete guide to procurement in business

Key takeaways: Procurement in business is the sourcing and purchasing of goods and services that enable the business to function.  Procurement can be ...

How to practice cost avoidance when buying software

Often, a procurement department touts its ability to save money. Procurement professionals are savvy negotiators, knowledgeable in the benchmarks and ...

The difference between software sourcing and software procurement

Sourcing and procurement are valuable practices for saving money, supporting supply chain management, and ensuring a competitive advantage when ...

What is maverick spend, and 5 ways to avoid it

While it’s good to be a maverick in some situations, the company bank account isn’t the place for it. Yet every day, thousands of dollars disappear ...

What to look for when choosing a procurement solution

A procurement solution is a piece of software designed to streamline the procure-to-pay process. By automating manual processes and increasing ...

How to negotiate a SaaS contract

Nearly every company in the world has undergone a digital transformation. This means that there’s not a company out there that’s not buying, managing ...

Improve your software negotiations with these strategies from the experts

It’s the most critical part of the SaaS buying and renewal process: the negotiation table. Software buyers may not be used to negotiation. Most ...

What is procure-to-pay, and why does your company need it?

Procure-to-pay is a part of the larger procurement process that deals with ordering, approval, delivery, invoicing, and payment of goods and services ...

3 ways to make your procurement process more efficient

Key takeaways: Achieving efficiency in procurement is a continuous function that evolves as an organization changes.  Increased transparency in ...

Procurement outsourcing: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

What you need to know about procurement outsourcing: Procurement outsourcing is a type of business process outsourcing (BPO) and involves hiring a ...

How Internal Procurement Teams Can Save Time and Money

If your company is in a growth stage, you're probably aces at managing your SaaS stack internally. After all, if you're scaling up, you're likely ...

Building better culture: A visit with former Airtable DEI&B leader Albrey Brown

Building a diverse and inclusive team should be a top priority of every growing organization. Healthy diversity practices not only give you access to ...