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Procurement is changing

Digital procurement technology, or “Procuretech”, is a key enabler.

For Procurement or Finance professionals who are curious or confused about where to start on their organisation’s digital transformation journey.

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Podcast Episodes

Simplifying Tactical and Tail Spend – Henning Hatje from Lhotse

Simplifying Tactical and Tail Spend – Henning Hatje from Lhotse

Tactical, non-strategic spend is a time suck to pretty much every organisation, regardless of their size.

Managing this through traditional channels – i.e. ERP systems – is a cumbersome process for both the procurement professional and the stakeholder. 

Henning Hatje, Co-Founder and CEO of Berlin-based startup Lhotse is my guest on this week’s show to talk about how his company is changing that.

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AI-driven Master Data Cleansing – Adriano Garibotto from Creactives

AI-driven Master Data Cleansing – Adriano Garibotto from Creactives

AI must be applied to specific fields to provide tangible solutions. The fundamentals of procurement can be broadly classified into the following 4 questions:

What am I buying?
From whom do I buy?
What price am I paying?
Who is doing the buying?

Answering these questions is not easy, especially in large, enterprise level organisations with legacy systems i.e. different ERP systems, multiple languages and complex supply chains.

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Real Time Supplier Collaboration w/o Emails – Sheldon Mydat from Suppeco

Real Time Supplier Collaboration w/o Emails – Sheldon Mydat from Suppeco

Business relationships at their heart are all about people.

Managing people-to-people relationships through email chains and Excel sheets isn’t particularly effective, be it with either internal stakeholders or external suppliers.

Sheldon Mydat, CEO of Suppeco is my guest this week, to walk us through how stakeholder relationships and supplier development can flourish when these relationships can be managed in one single, central and easy-to-use app. 

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Managing Services: Both Strategic and Tail Spend – Fabian Heinrich from Mercanis

Managing Services: Both Strategic and Tail Spend – Fabian Heinrich from Mercanis

Historically, there wasn’t much technology out there to deal with indirect services spend, both from a sourcing and supplier contract lifecycle management perspective.

This has started to change recently. But is it possible to manage both strategic and tail spend in the same platform?

My guest on this week’s podcast is Fabian Heinrich from Berlin-based startup Mercanis. We find out to what extent their platform can support both of these requirements.

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