Will AI kill the purchasing function? (Spoiler: this is far from certain.) Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to scare many buyers and procurement teams. They wonder if “machines” are going to replace their jobs. AI combines: big data – the availability of vast amounts of data machine or deep learning – an ability to predict based … Continue reading AI: Threat Or Benefit?
Doing business transparently has many commercial benefits. How are businesses responding to demands for transactional transparency from customers and wider society? Companies and their leaders increasingly benefit from what I call ‘visible commerce’. They need to know what sits underneath all their transactions. At Basware, we see such visible commerce as a means of simplifying … Continue reading Visible Commerce – The Benefits Of Business Transparency
Influence comes in all forms and from a variety of different sources. But, in the digital age, is the nature of influence changing? And how might it change further over the next few years? What does influence look like in your life? Who are the main influencers? Depending on a great number of factors, including … Continue reading Who Has Influence And How Do You Get More Of It?
Knowledge is power, but knowledge is now being democratised and made accessible to all, thanks to the development of AI. Long live the democratisation of data Is there someone in your work life who is hoarding information? Holding the data cards very close to their chest? Making it difficult for you to succeed because they have vital … Continue reading Information Hoarders Be Gone
Is procurement less, just as, or more important this decade than the last? Find out as we take a walk down memory lane… It’s the dawn of a new decade in procurement, and goodness me, how things have changed. From the digitisation of just about everything, to the introduction of big data, 2020 looks vastly … Continue reading A Decade In Review: Procurement In 2020
This is the most popular month to make a career change, which means there’s even more competition – if you want to stand out from the crowd, it pays to be prepared. Job-seeking is not a numbers game – all you need is one great job offer. So, get yourself ready to be open to … Continue reading 20 Ways To Get Job-Ready for 2020
The new “hot” technology generating hype in 2019 is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Here’s how it can help procurement… This article was written by Bertrand Maltaverne, and first published in February. Procurement is, by nature, in the business of relationships. Whether it’s managing suppliers or stakeholders, the success of any procurement organisation relies heavily on … Continue reading Could RPA Make Procurement Jobs More Human? – Best of the Blog 2019