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Supplier relationship management: 6 best practices

Key takeaways: Supplier relationship management is part of the procurement management process and involves the relationships between buyers and ...

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The state of SaaS procurement: Q&A with Michael Denari, Head of Global Spend at Canva

Starting out in Accounting at Sonos, Michael Denari (current Head of Global Spend and Business Systems at Canva) remembers being in the office ...

August 2021: Top SaaS companies hiring for procurement and finance

August has delivered another round of fresh roles in the procurement and finance space, with interesting challenges to be addressed at some of the ...

The procurement management process: Managing the bottom line

Key takeaways: The procurement management process is a cyclical process of key steps involved with procuring goods or services to ensure teams get ...

The top 10 SaaS buying mistakes and how to avoid them

SaaS buying is a time-consuming process with a lot of moving parts and players. So it goes without saying, sometimes mistakes happen. Some are the ...

Procurement vs purchasing: Are they one and the same?

Key takeaways: Procurement and purchasing are often confused as being the same, but each serves different purposes within a company.  Purchasing ...

How anyone can lead a successful procurement negotiation

Key takeaways: You don’t need a background in procurement to be a good negotiator. Use the tips below to lead your next purchasing conversation like ...

July 2021: 7 SaaS companies hiring for procurement jobs

At Vendr, we're committed to helping finance and procurement folks thrive in their roles. As a result, we started this bi-monthly jobs round-up to ...

May 2021: SaaS companies hiring for procurement jobs

At Vendr, we're committed to helping finance and procurement folks thrive in their roles. As a result, we started this monthly series to publish the ...

SaaS negotiation and innovation: An interview with Omar Ghani, Reddit’s procurement leader

In 2020, Reddit’s 700+ person company at the time went through a complex cloud services negotiation. Through a very competitive bid, they saved ...

How to build a procurement process from startup to Fortune 1000

In some respects, the differences between a startup and an enterprise company are worlds apart. The vibe of a scrappy, bootstrap startup belies its ...

Tactics to simplify your company’s procurement process

Large companies and small startups know that it takes good tools to drive growth. They also recognize that inefficient software strategies quickly ...

Covid-19 changed SaaS purchasing forever. Here’s why it’s a good thing

Back in early March, the U.S. was only beginning to grapple with the long term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and so it came as a bit of a shock ...

Getting to Yes(s)

Buying software takes time. Beyond evaluation and internal testing, the typical software approval process can take weeks - for the clients we work ...

Boston-Based Startup, Vendr, Opens New Office in Charleston, SC

The company plans to expand its engineering and customer-facing teams in 2020. Jeff Swank, Head of Vendor Management at Vendr and College of ...

The Buy Side: Should you discount a deal when it's in procurement?

"We've got another Buy Side coming at you today. And this time the topic comes from Ted Bennett an Enterprise Account Executive from Boston-based ...

4 Ways Internal Procurement Can Save Time and Money with an Outside Buyer

It may not seem to make sense to bring on Vendr if your company has procurement internally. At the surface, this seems redundant to the job a ...

5 Ways for Buyers & Sellers to work better together

Let me explain... Procurement typically represents a company's buying department. Procurement can be a part of someone's role (IT/Finance/BizTech) or ...