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Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

indirect procurement categories  analogy comparing direct and indirect spend and how ERP systems generally control these. You’ve just spent a long time clearing out the garage, and it is now all clean and tidy, with everything well labeled and all the junk removed. But then your wife says “Honey, now that you’ve done that, can you take a look at the attic?” The dark and dirty attic is even worse than the garage, full of unlabeled boxes, stuffed in the space haphazardly. The garage (direct spend) is fine, but the attic (indirect

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Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


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Indirect spend—the cost of goods and services that are not directly incorporated into your product—is a blind spot for most companies. And the more quickly you grow, the faster indirect spend gets out of hand—and the more it affects your company’s bottom line. How do you know when to upgrade your spend management system and gain control of your spend? Here are five signs that the time is now.

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