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The Rise of DataOps

“Decision makers are used to making judgments. Any CEO understands statistics at a gut level, because that’s what they do every day. They may not know the math behind it, but the idea of collecting evidence, iterating on it and basing decisions on this is intuitive for executives.”  Paco Nathan…
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Indirect Spend: 6 Ways to Tackle It

Tackle your Indirect Spend

Indirect spend shares the fate of many a New Year’s Resolution. We make promises to tackle it head on and then abandon it at the first sign of difficulty. It’s tempting to put it in the too hard basket, but ignoring it could very well be doing you terminal damage….
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Procurement and Climate Change

Procurement Climate Change

Embracing Change in a New World Not much happens in this world without the process of procurement having an impact. It’s the omnipresent reality of a global economy driven by desire and consumption, and can be a powerful weapon for beneficial change, or untold misery. We touched on this in…
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Why it’s time to move on from Electronic Resource Planning (ERP) platforms

Life is cluttered with ERPs

NSYNC, The Simpsons, chokers. Some things just seemed cool in the nineties. Now… not so much. And in terms of business management, we’ll add ERPs to that list. Sure, the organisation you run or work for may have purchased an Electronic Resource Planning platform more recently – even this year…
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Let’s Celebrate: We’re taking over PI Day

Join the Comprara and Purchasing Index Team to take over Pi Day #PIDayTakeover  #PIDay  Pi Day on March 14th is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts around the world to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about maths, and to eat Pie.  But this year we’re…
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7 Steps To Mastering Your Indirect Spend Analysis

  Spend Analysis is the systematic process of collecting, cleansing, segmenting and analysing information about the money spent through your organisation’s suppliers, with the aim of identifying the spend areas that have the biggest impact on both your organisation’s top-line and bottom-line figures.     Purchasing Index tool helps you…
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Could the $40million NAB Executive fraud have been avoided?

Fraud

$40 million! That is how much an ex-NAB executive was able to defraud from the bank before being detected. What would happen to your business if you lost even a fraction of that kind of money? Trust is important in a business. But so is vigilance against untrustworthy people. People…
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It is dirty work, this data business

Data Analysis

 “I’m an oil man, ladies and gentlemen. I have numerous concerns spread across this state. I have many wells flowing at many thousand barrels per days. I like to think of myself as an oil man”. – Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood Data is the new oil; many people…
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The AI-Enabled Human-centric Future

There is a lot of angst associated with the future of work and rightly so. We are in the moment of profound change because of digitization and virtualization. But this is not the first-time humans have “face the end of work as we know it”, “mass redundancy” and other apocalyptic…
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Can someone PLEASE stop the mavericks?!

All of us in procurement know that procurement non-compliance happens. The bigger the organisation, the more likely the chance that someone, somewhere is making purchasing decisions without consulting procurement or going through the defined process. Often referred to as maverick buying, this type of behaviour can also be the result of…
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