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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 the ERP to that list. Sure, the organisation you run or work for may have purchased an Electronic Resource Planning platform more recently – even this…
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Probity Matters: Because No One Wants to be Front Page News for the Wrong Reason

Probity Matters

You have an incredible idea, the concept has been approved by all channels, you put out the tender or negotiated the best deal, you’re following the correct procurement purchasing procedures and everything works out just as you intended with high moral standards and reputation intact. We know it’s good business,…
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The Art of Contract Management

Contract Management

It’s easy to get excited about the purchase or acquisition of a good or service, especially when it can positively affect the way you do your day-to-day job, but contract management is a fine art that can’t be rushed and needs to be treated with tender, loving care, by all…
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Is Bigger Always Better?

Do the biggest customers always get the best deals? Not always! Paul Rogers explains how suppliers segment their customers, and why the biggest customers may not always be getting the best deals. The idea that a buyer may want to be a ‘preferred customer’ for a supplier is a relatively…
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