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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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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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Three Startups on a quest to change how we procure

Cryptocurrencies are back in the news, but not for the right reasons. Crypto prices have crashed; people have lost money. The critics are gleeful, while supporters urge faith. So it would seem that no, we won’t be procuring goods and services up and down the supply chain using Bitcoin just…
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Does data give your day a va-va-va voom?

Data

Is data the most disruptive force for procurement, or if used correctly, can it power us forward? In 2016, EY released a paper exploring the role of analytics in procurement. The paper is well worth the read, and this got me thinking about two of the ways analytics would change…
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Procurement 4.0 for Industry 4.0

Procurement 4.0

Overview. Over the course of the last few weeks, we have discussed a number of trends that are taking us into a brave new world of Business and Industry. We have explored topics such as big data, increased automation and discussed other subjects that fall under the broad umbrella term…
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Procurement in the future: Humans need not apply

Future of Procurement

Are humans obsolete? It’s a strange question to ask, but if you read articles commenting on the current rise of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, you cannot escape the notion that many futurists believe that we should all prepare to be replaced by machines. To be fair, there is some…
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Procurement Skills for the future: predict the future with predictive analysis

Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil, but how will it fuel procurement in the future? One way is for data to predict the future. Currently, the focus of data analysis is to examine the past. Spend analysis and management involve processing and analysing data to decrease procurement costs, improve efficiency and…
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12 Sales Trends for 2017

We are pleased to release our 8th annual 12 sales trends report. 2017 Sales Trends focuses on – Going from ordinary to extraordinary In times of major change, uncertainty and upheaval we have two choices: 1) bunker down, keeping our heads low, waiting for things to pass and settle down…
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