Purchasing Process

Are e-procurement solutions necessary anymore?

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Blockchain, Procurement Best Practices, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process

In the early days of e-procurement – the 1990s – the solutions that were emerging were transformational and to understand why, we need to recall what the procurement landscape was like then. For a start, people didn’t have computers on their desks and if they…

Fundamentally, why would you implement e-procurement?

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Procurement Best Practices, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process, Spend Analysis

There are lots of reasons to do e-procurement but most of the stated reasons are not the real reason at all. Indeed, most of the reasons stated for implementing e-procurement are impossible to deliver. But there is one very good reason to implement e-procurement and…

The broken promises of e-procurement

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process

I’ve been working with e-procurement in a wide variety of guises and in many different organizations for nearly 20 years. Before the widespread use of the internet there were some proprietary on-line purchasing systems that were, by and large, the same as a modern incarnation…