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Concord Raises $25 Million for its CLM Platform

30/10/2018 13:00 | Share

Categories: Contract Management, Industry News, Solution Providers, Technology

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The contract lifecycle management vendor Concord announced Tuesday morning that it has raised $25 million in a second round of funding that will be used to further develop its CLM platform, hire more workers across several departments and grow internationally, the San Francisco-based company said in a press release. Tenaya Capital led this round of investment, and one of its partners, Paul Drews, will join the Concord board, the statement said.

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AI – How Can We Future-Proof Our Organisations, Lives and Careers

30/10/2018 12:35 | Share

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We previewed futurist Rohit Talwar before the recent Basware Connect event, and thought he would be good – and he didn’t disappoint. He asked us […]

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Can the New NAFTA Fix the Low Milk Price Problem in the U.S.?

30/10/2018 11:00 | Share

Categories: Commodities, Sponsored Article, World Trade

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Since the start of 2017, U.S. milk prices have declined 27%. Concerns over international trade and an oversupply of milk have put downward pressure on prices. Global trade tensions have slowed demand for U.S. exports, and a weakened Euro has stimulated demand for European dairy instead. Meanwhile, milk production has been increasing, driven by favorable weather and pasture conditions, and continuous improvement in farming methods. This is a concern for U.S. dairy farmers whose margins and profits have been squeezed by low prices. However, in light of the recent renegotiation of the NAFTA deal, is there a ray of light for the U.S. dairy industry?

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E-Procurement Catalog Management and Search: Oracle Procurement Cloud Analysis (Part 2)

30/10/2018 09:00 | Share

Categories: Cloud, E-Sourcing, eProcurement / Procurement, P2P, Procurement Systems & Architecture, Solution Providers

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This Spend Matters PRO series examines the catalog management capabilities (within e-procurement) of some of the top vendors. Most of the leading solution providers featured in the E-Procurement and Procure-to-Pay SolutionMaps areas can handle many of the nuances required of search and catalog management. For all the gory detail of what comprises catalog management and why it matters as part of an e-procurement system, we encourage PRO subscribers to start here:

The first research brief in this series, E-Procurement Catalog Management and Search: Introduction and Tradeshift Analysis, provided a summary overview of the “best practice” Coupa is attempting to achieve by combining its own capability with Aquiire and Simeno. It also provides an analysis of Tradeshift’s catalog management capabilities — and how it stands out in the area through its many-to-many approach.

Today, we turn our attention to another top-performing (based on Q3 SolutionMap analyst scoring) e-procurement provider: Oracle (specifically its Procurement Cloud/Fusion product line) and explore its catalog management and search capabilities.

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Why Community Intelligence Data Is Going To Get Even More Important

30/10/2018 05:12 | Share

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Earlier this year, we featured a benchmark report from spend management software firm Coupa, looking at key spend metrics called 12 ways to measure business spend […]

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