e-Procurement

Basware’s new purchase to pay platform – they’ve been peeking at my wish list

Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, Financial Supply Chain Management, P2P Europe, Purchase to Pay, SaaS, Social Media, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain Finance

Basware have just made a very interesting announcement and launched Alusta, a “cloud-based platform for business-to-business transaction collaboration.” According to their announcement yesterday, Alusta (Finnish for “platform”) provides “open, centralized access to all Basware services via a scalable, secure, open collaborative commerce ecosystem for buying…

Forrester’s four forces that impact supplier networks misses the biggest force of all

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-invoicing, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Electronic Invoicing, Supplier Networks

In their market overview Market Overview, ePurchasing And Contract Life-Cycle Management In 2011 to 2012, Forrester describes four forces that are keeping supplier networks dynamic and competitive. They talk a great deal of sense but they forgot the fifth force – the one that’s going…