Pierre Mitchell, Spend Matters

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Past articles by Pierre:

Coupa and complexity: Acquisitions, tech integration and customer issues

Coupa integration is key to its many acquisitions. Yet, with growth comes complexity, and some aren’t seeing a fully integrated solution. → Read More

Making Sense of Supply Risk Management Solutions (Part 4) — Supplier Financial Risk Monitoring Services

The market for supplier financial risk monitoring is complex. It includes CreditRiskMonitor, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, Experian, FICO, RapidRatings. → Read More

Procurement KPIs Series (Part 4) — Deep Diving into ‘Spend Under Management’

Spend under management (SUM) is the last metric in our KPI series. We'll examine areas of spend under management and a balanced scorecard for supply. → Read More

Making Sense of the Supply Risk Management Solution Landscape (Part 1)

Knowing supply risk managment is vital. Enterprise risk has never been higher. COVID-19 has exposed risks, so learn the basics of supply risk managment. → Read More

Getting Real and Resilient in Direct Procurement Execution

Direct procurement execution area (e-procurement for direct) has been crying out for better technology for decades. An interesting vendor is SourceDay. → Read More

Procurement KPIs: The ‘Keys’ that Unlock the Value of Spend and Supply Management (Part 3)

Procurement KPIs help transform businesses. We'll cover 18 of the most important metrics and help align processes and stakeholders to speed transformation. → Read More

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Supply Risk — Mitigating and Recovering from the Grey Swan of COVID-19

For the supply risk management in the coronavirus crisis, we’ll discuss the best-known specialists in the area: Riskmethods, Resilinc and Resilience360. → Read More

From ‘Ariba Live’ to SAP Ariba not-so-live: A dispatch in the coronavirus era

SAP Ariba launched the 19th annual version of Ariba Live today, but it's a virtual event since the Las Vegas gathering was canceled due to the coronavirus. → Read More

Procurement Consulting Analysis: A review of The Shelby Group

Find out about The Shelby Group's consulting and implementation beyond its work with Coupa. And see what its clients say about the source-to-pay expert. → Read More

2020 Procurement Predicaments and Predictions — The Big Picture (Series Wrap-Up Part 2)

In this installment, we’ll address an overarching predicament that affects all areas of procurement technology — serving needs now while innovating. → Read More

2020 Procurement Predicaments and Predictions — Part 1 (Series Wrap-Up)

This PRO brief recaps Spend Matters analysts' predictions for the procurement technology market in 6 areas: Sourcing, SXM, CLM, P2P, Services and Analytics. → Read More

How to Make Your Procurement Organization like Amazon — Use the Flywheel!

Amazon's flywheel depicts its business model, and the graphic can be modified as a procurement flywheel to help explain and advance procurement. → Read More

2020 Digital Procurement Series: Predicaments and Predictions, an Introduction

Spend Matters’ analyst team will be publishing a series of 2020 predictions for what can and should be fixed this year in digital procurement. → Read More

Community-based Procurement — Get a Buy with Some Help from Your Friends (Part 2)

Community-based procurement is more than group buying. It can be leveraged in transformation, benchmarking, collective intelligence, and sourcing. → Read More

Ivalua: Vendor Snapshot (Part 6) — Commentary & SWOT

In this Ivalua overview, we provide a SWOT analysis of the company, and a selection shortlist to help firms decide whether to put Ivalua on the radar. → Read More

Commercial Value Management (Part 3): Critical Commercial Use Cases to Align Extended CLM with the Enterprise

With digital transformation, contracts will be the center of all transactions, and enterprises can unlock all kinds of value contract use cases. → Read More

The Artful Design of Procurement (Part 1)

Procurement's digital transformation relies good design and underlying architecture, and in this Spend Matters PRO series, we'll examine the issues. → Read More

Best Procurement Solution Persona? Configurator!

What’s my favorite Spend Matters’ SolutionMap persona? If we ask what type of solution is most appealing to most buyer personas, then I’d pick Configurator. → Read More

Tealbook: Vendor Introduction (Part 2) — Product Strengths and Weaknesses

On Tealbook's strengths and weaknesses, we break down what is good (and not so good) about the solution, provide a SWOT analysis and give conclusions. → Read More

Tealbook: Vendor Introduction (Part 1) — Background and Solution Overview

4-year-old Tealbook has a platform for supplier information management and discovery with machine learning for data cleansing and a social media-like UX. → Read More