Connecting the Dots Within Your Contracts

August 21, 2019By Mari StromBlog

Procurement and finance teams are constantly challenged with finding cost savings and strategic advantages within their company’s contracts. Yet amongst the hundreds of contracts and supplier activity that an organization has to manage, these opportunities can literally be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. With the help of AI, contract and AP data … Read More

Recession Warning Signs Are Flashing Red

August 19, 2019By Niki ParekhBlog

Procurement & finance teams and anyone with a 401k witnessed the extreme volatility of the stock market during the week of August 12th.  The financial markets are predicting a near term recession. The US-China Trade War is causing a global slowdown.  It is hitting Asia and Europe first. The US economy seems very strong right … Read More

Technology predictions and innovations propelling the next generation of Intelligent Spend & Financial Management in the enterprise

June 12, 2019By Mari StromBlog

Gartner has recently named Suplari a 2019 Cool Vendor in Sourcing and Procurement Applications. This prestigious report, crafted by analysts Micky Keck, Magnus Bergfors, Kaitlynn Sommers and Patrick Connaughton, names interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. We attribute our inclusion both to the cool success stories our customers share and to the cool … Read More

Cool Customer Stories, Cool Technology Innovation, and Suplari Included in Gartner’s 2019 Cool Vendors in Sourcing and Procurement Applications  

June 11, 2019By Mari StromBlog

You know that song that goes “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, … , brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things”? Every time I hear it, I imagine an alternate version that my little kids would have composed. It would go something like this “monster trucks … Read More

Suplari Welcomes New Customer: New York Public Library (NYPL)

June 6, 2019By Mari StromBlog

NYPL chose Suplari to add Advanced Spend Management to its deployment of Workday Financial Management Our team at Suplari welcomes The New York Public Library (NYPL) as a newly subscribed customer. The NYPL, which is the nation’s largest public library system, will retain Suplari in the Procurement department in order to gain better visibility into … Read More

Top-of-Mind for Today’s CPOs? Providing Strategic Value

June 5, 2019By Niki ParekhBlog
Last month I joined procurement leaders from both public and private institutions at the New York City CPO Event. I was thrilled to be included among some of the visionaries who are redefining procurement’s role in the modern enterprise. Here’s a few thoughts shared by the procurement professionals on the panel discussion we sponsored called [...]

The Advantages of AI in Procurement are Closer Than you Think

May 20, 2019By Niki ParekhBlog
At last week’s Western Region SIGnature (Sourcing Industry Group) Event, I spoke to sourcing and procurement professionals here in greater Seattle. As usual, AI was a hot conversation topic, but the focus of the discussion has evolved.  A few years ago, when people were just beginning to explore AI, conversations began with “What can AI [...]

4 Simple Steps to Modernizing Procurement in Your Organization

April 24, 2019By Niki ParekhBlog
At this year’s ProcureCon Indirect East I had the opportunity to talk with dozens of leaders who were exploring ways to leverage AI to transform procurement from an organization focused on cost reduction to one that creates new opportunities for growth. Many were overwhelmed by the different kinds of technology available. How do you incorporate [...]

Top 5 Breakout Sessions from ISM 2019

April 23, 2019By Juliet LouwBlog
I recently attended the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) conference in attending this year’s ISM Conference in Houston, TX, on behalf of Suplari, the pioneering Spend Management and Financial Performance System.  The event brought together 2,500+ supply chain & procurement professionals with the focus of “sparking” creative thinking with various keynote and breakout sessions.   [...]

Suplari Customer Procore Technologies Offers Principles to Evolving Procurement

March 25, 2019By Mari StromBlog
I’ve just returned from the 2019 Americas Procurement Congress, where I had the pleasure of interviewing Procore Technologies Director of Procurement, Michael Denari. Two years ago, Michael embarked on a 4-year plan to fundamentally change his procurement organization. Now at the halfway mark, his plan to create value above and beyond savings is yielding consistent [...]