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Recommended Procurement Webinars May 13-17: P2P Playbook, Print eSourcing, and why Spend Analysis Matters
If last week was sleepy, this week is slammin’! 5 webinars and 4 live events provide plenty of opportunities to learn, share and network. Of course, all of three of this week’s recommended webinars are on the 16th at either 1 or 2pm ET, so make your choice wisely.
If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Disrupting Finance and Procurement: A Conversation with lululemon athletica About Digital Transformation’ from Coupa on June 19th. I love an opportunity to peek behind the curtain at well-known brands, and even though it is a webinar, I never give up hope that someone will figure out a way to offer free samples. (!)
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May 16th, 1pm ET
Procurement is never going to escape performance metrics (not that we should want to), so making sure we have the right metrics in place will ensure we hit our mark. This is even more important as procurement expands to manage the whole procure-to-pay process, bringing accounts payable workflows into our systems. In this event, Chris Doxey (CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC), President of Doxey, Inc, will discuss how to establish and leverage metrics for a range of performance activities.
May 16th, 1pm ET
There aren’t that many category specific eSourcing solutions out there, but print is one category where that base is covered. In this webinar, Sandy Kane (CEO, Real Sourcing Network) and Paul Towsey (Director, Victorian Government PMU) will discuss the eight critical features and capabilities that any enterprise-class print e-sourcing solution should have.
May 16th, 2pm ET
Spend analysis solutions do a lot more than just support procurement in sourcing and planning activities. They also help us track compliance and follow savings as they travel towards the bottom line. Trying to accomplish these important tasks with a homegrown solution is an uphill battle, even when that solution is designed specifically for the company in question. In this webinar, Andrew Bartels, VP, and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and William Bagley, VP Enterprise Supply Chain at Freddie Mac, will talk about the importance of actionable spend visibility – not to mention data optimization techniques and category knowledge.