If you are going to be at eWorld next week, one presentation not to be missed is Procurement Technology: A Paradigm Shift In How We Source Solutions. We would say that of course because it is our own session presented by Spend Matters Europe co-founder, Peter Smith – back by popular demand. Anyone who has seen Peter present before will know that he is not only very experienced and knowledgeable in the procurement world, but a very engaging speaker.

He will be looking at how the procurement tech landscape has dramatically changed over the past 12 years or so. Where once global tech platforms were the birth right of Finance, with typically large on-premise ERP solutions and little or no correlation with procurement needs (like modules focusing on the core requirements of contract management, spend analytics, sourcing, and supplier management) suddenly, along came the niche and specialist providers, geared towards fulfilling the specific needs of procurement, and everything changed.

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