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Procurement organisations at best-in-class enterprises worldwide are increasingly turning to cloud and mobile solutions to streamline and automate their operations.

Cloud computing delivers superior power and performance along with unmatched flexibility, scalability and security, without any integration costs and snarls that usually entail on-premises applications. Add to that the freedom of mobile-native software solutions and you have a whole new
world of possibilities.

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Change Management in Procurement: Doing It Right in the Digital Era

This paper discusses how emerging technologies such as AI, RPA, blockchain, etc. are revolutionizing procurement and creating a new digital workplace; it also shares valuable insights on how procurement leaders can effectively manage change in the wake of such digital transformation.

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Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Procurement and Supply Chain: A Comprehensive study Forecast  

Among the profound technology innovations that have started to emerge in business, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is clearly at the head of the pack. It’s been recognized as the technological forerunner when it comes to revolutionary levels of enablement, and has begun impacting almost every layer of the modern organization. Procurement and supply chains, along with the wealth of data they generate, are ripe to leverage the efficiencies and insights afforded by AI. This definitive white paper covers the essentials of AI and showcases the game-changing applications that will be most relevant in procurement and the supply chain.

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The 2019 Procurement Technology Forecast

Watch to 2019 Procurement Technology Forecast:  Primary Trends and New Digital Capabilities to find out:  

  • how cloud-based S2P platforms are enabling 'agile' operations, deeper insights and greater collaboration
  • new digital procurement solutions such as guided workflows and conversational interfaces
  • the potential for disruptive technologies to strengthen data science capabilities

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How IT Can Accelerate Workplace Transformation by Digitizing Procurement

This paper discusses how you can initiate a digital transformation at the workplace. You’ll also learn about proper execution — how to see the project through to a rewarding result — with handy tips for the successful deployment of a strategic procurement platform.

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Forward Momentum: Procurement's three-part Program for Digital Transformation Leadership

This paper explains how procurement can effectively take the benefits of digital transformation realized within its own domain and convey them outward to the rest of the business.

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Catalyzing Digital Business Transformation by Modernizing Procurement

This paper discusses the many benefits of adopting a cutting-edge e-procurement solution over an on-premise ERP system. It explains how a cloud-native procurement software offers CIOs a great opportunity to drive digital transformation of the enterprise, while simultaneously helping CPOs achieve their own pressing goals.

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Security: The Challenge of Protecting Your Company’s Data, Systems and Intelligence

This white paper discusses the compelling opportunity for procurement and IT to work together to create a robust defence against cyber threats, thereby reinforcing the overall security profile of the enterprise. 

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Happiness: The Technology Connection Between Happiness and Productivity

This insight piece explores how user experience (UX) determines the adoption and effectiveness of enterprise applications. It also provides tips on identifying software that provides the best UX for your users.

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New on the CIO Agenda: Helping Procurement Succeed in Digital Transformation

In this new insight piece, GEP’s procurement technology experts share four key technology elements that enterprise IT teams must consider while helping procurement digitally transform itself. They also share tips on choosing the right procurement technology for maximum impact.

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How Procurement Can Drive Workplace Transformation Through Cloud and Mobile Solutions

Digital is key to procurement's strategic transformation. And market-leading procurement organizations are setting the pace by creating high-performance digital workplaces to catalyze this transformation.

In this webcast, How Procurement Can Drive Workplace Transformation Through Cloud and Mobile Solutions, experts from GEP discuss how new, transformative technologies can help build a highly effective digital procurement workplace that drives next-level performance and results. They also share tips on choosing the right technology to boost productivity and enhance procurement’s strategic influence across the enterprise.

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Digital Workplace: How Technology Innovation Can Drive a Return to Productivity Growth

Once upon a time, technology served as the driver of huge productivity gains in the workplace. But after two decades, productivity has plateaued and we’ve hit a saturation point. If technology created this problem, is there a chance that it could also provide a solution to the productivity bottleneck? This new INSIGHT IT article explains how the IT department can leverage its expertise in three critical areas — data, user experience, and task-flow unification — to carry the enterprise over and through current barriers to greater productivity.

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Blockchain in the Real World: The Promise, the Progress and the Hype

It’s no exaggeration to say that the advent of blockchain has seized the attention of the business world as its denizens seek to understand what blockchain is, what advantages it offers, and in which contexts it may be appropriate. This paper seeks to clear up confusion and misconceptions with a careful, no-nonsense examination of what blockchain is and isn’t, what it does and doesn’t do, where it is actually being applied today, and what it may offer — in the short and long term — to procurement and supply chain teams.

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Intelligent Procurement: How Artificial Intelligence Can Expand Value

This report discusses how artificial intelligence can enhance and augment procurement's capabilities through intelligent solutions to help the function deliver transformative value.

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How New and Emerging Technologies Are Reshaping the Procurement Function

In this eGuide, experts from GEP discuss how five game-changing technologies — artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, blockchain, IoT and 3D printing — will reshape and redesign the future of procurement and supply chain teams.

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The Drive to an Automated World:  Is It the End of the Road for Procurement? 

What Automation is inevitable - you need it to improve the ease and efficiencies of mundane, monotonous processes to rive productivity and savings.  But is complete automation the solution to every procurement challenge?  This thought-provoking paper envisions the impact of automation on procurement and how it can be leveraged to drive greater efficiency, now and in future.

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The Internet of Things:  Reimagining Procurement in the New Digital Ecosystem 

What exactly is Internet of Things (IoT)? How does it work? And what are the anticipated benefits for procurement and supply chain? This concise guide lays it all out for time-pressed procurement pros. It also highlights how you can unlock IoT’s imminent potential. 

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Big Data and Analytics:  A Big Advantage in the Pursuit of Digital Procurement Transformation 

Big data? Big deal. Procurement organizations generate and store massive amounts of data, which is often widely dispersed across different systems, operations and geographies. But how can data help procurement take control of its landscape? How can procurement use data and make it work to provide the insights that will enable better planning, efficiency and effectiveness?

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Parting the Clouds: Understanding the Difference Between SaaS and Cloud-Native Technology

Despite the rapid growth and adoption of cloud computing, there’s still a general lack of understanding about the different terminologies associated with it — cloud-native, cloud-based, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and so on. For enterprises who plan to adopt cloud computing, this understanding is critical to identify the right software solution and realize the true benefits of cloud technology.

This white paper discusses the fundamental differences between true cloud solutions and software as a service, and how these differences can impact their ability to meet your current and future business requirements.

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Is Procurement Ready for the Mobile Revolution?

The “Internet of all things”. Always-on, always-connected devices. Anytime, anywhere access to information. The mobile revolution is here and it’s changing the way we work and do business. But is your procurement team ready to make the most of this transformation?

In this thought-provoking white paper, GEP delves into the dynamics of increasingly mobile work and lifestyles and their impact on the procurement function. The paper also offers practical tips and advice to help procurement pros gear up and capitalize on mobile technologies. A must-read paper for savvy procurement leaders looking to succeed in a mobility driven world.

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Behavioral Patterns at the Heart of Cloud Software Design

For too long, procurement software has taken its users for granted, leading to changes in the procurement landscape. In a savings and mandate-driven environment, procurement software never had to compete with the visual appeal and usability of consumer software. Now that procurement’s focus has shifted to more strategic goals, their software must accommodate a more complex purpose with the user at the center of the design – a full paradigm shift in procurement software design.

This paper discusses the behavioral drivers behind the paradigm shift required in procurement software design for greater user adoption. It also provides an insight on how those behaviors translate into the technical requirements and usability expectations of the next generation of solutions.

A must-read for procurement professionals looking to learn what makes a procurement software best-in-class and factors that optimize user adoption.

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Securing Procurement in the Cloud of Tomorrow

Data security is one of the biggest challenges for enterprises today, across industries and geographies. Traditional, on-premises applications provide the scale, speed and stability necessary to manage business processes more efficiently. But they lack the robust security framework and infrastructure required to combat today’s sophisticated cyber threats. Upgrades and security retrofits are expensive and often fall short of the level of protection required to prevent or defend cyberattacks.

The cloud offers a flexible and more effective alternative to on-premises applications, allowing enterprises to manage their core as well as non-core business processes more efficiently and protect their data from internal as well as external security threats. In this paper, experts from GEP discuss the key security benefits and advantages of a cloud-based procurement technology solution over an on-premises application and why enterprises must consider moving all their procurement processes to the cloud.

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