Tagged: spend KPIs

Operational Intelligence. Is it Rocket Science?

The progression of advanced systems and operational intelligence over the years has lead to businesses/organisations having the ability to use data in a proactive way so that problems can be identified immediately. Data analytics and sensor information can identified the problem immediately with enhanced process management controls preventing the problem occurring at all. In the modern world, It has become the new ‘normal’ to to respond to everyday activities exceptionally.

Excel to turbo charge iPOS data entry

I have had the pleasure of being involved in the evolution of the new Excel add-on for IPOS electronic procurement for SunSystems, iPOS XL. It will be released as two components, the first release supports requisition creation and the subsequent release will support invoice creation.

Stop opening other people’s envelopes

I’m always delighted when a company says “send me the invoice”. It’s a good measure of success for both parties. But my delight turned to horror recently when I was told “Oh yes, you can email the invoice if you want, but you must also post one to the finance address.

Six pieces to the procurement puzzle

I have been involved in many procurement projects and heard many different methods of mastering spend control. The best advice I have always remembered and still find relevant is to consider the procurement puzzle as having six pieces.

What is iPOS XML?

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. It is a generic term for a globally defined set of standards and rules that enable documents to be codified in a way that both humans and machines can read.