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"Bellwether has eliminated the paper in purchasing and allowed us go from decentralized out of control purchasing to centralized purchasing and invoice processing. This has reduced cost and provided us a clear picture of accruals."

Ben Belflower, Reporting & Analysis Manager, Aramark
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Technology Helps Businesses Stay Ahead of the Curve
Starting a business is never an easy task. Even with the best team and the right strategy, obstacles are still going to come up. While there’s no way to avoid challenges, new businesses that find the right way to face them can eventually get on the path to success.... Read Article
July 4, 2015
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How Millennials Are Influencing B2B Purchasing
Millennials are a demographic that get a lot of coverage in the press. Millennials being unable to find jobs and dealing with large amounts of student debt are two of the most popular topics for big publications to cover. While those topics make for good stories, they don’t paint... Read Article
July 4, 2015
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What Trends Will Shape Procurement This Year?
Although we’ve all settled into 2015, there’s still quite a ways to go before we reach 2016. Since there is a lot that can happen between now and the end of the year, many procurement professionals are looking at different trends which are expected to shape the landscape of... Read Article
May 12, 2015
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Common Procurement Mistakes to Avoid
Running a successful procurement department isn’t something that generally happens overnight. In order to get this department to an optimal position, it’s important for there to be clear goals in place. In addition to setting clear goals for what the department should focus on achieving, it’s also important for... Read Article
May 12, 2015
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What’s the Biggest Negotiation Mistake Procurement Departments Make?
We’ve recently written about the fact that many purchasing managers don’t negotiate at all when they speak with suppliers. We have also gone over some of the strategies that purchasing managers can use to successfully negotiate with suppliers. While this has allowed us to cover many of the best... Read Article
May 12, 2015
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Should Your Purchasing Department Automate Its Invoice Processing?
While there’s no denying the fact that technology is now everywhere, that doesn’t mean it always lives up to its promises. Most businesses have gone through the process of getting excited about a specific piece of technology, only to have it fall short of the claims it makes. Because... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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Here’s What Purchasing Managers Need to Know to Negotiate with Suppliers
As anyone with any amount of purchasing negotiation experience will tell you, this practice is part art and part science. While purchasing negotiation may seem a little intimidating at first, the most important thing to remember is it’s something that anyone can learn. Although there are people who make... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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How Setting Up PunchOuts to Vendors Will Benefit Your Business
A PunchOut provides a way to connect directly to vendors’ catalogs. By using a procurement software to set up PunchOuts, buyers have the ability to order directly through the web. Given all the benefits that this type of system can provide, it’s not surprising that usage of PunchOuts has... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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How Much Are Manual Purchase Orders Costing Your Company?
Although the question of much manual purchases orders is a topic that regularly comes up in procurement, getting a clear answer to this question can be surprisingly hard to do. Since so many purchasing managers know that this process is costing their company a considerable amount of money but... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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Why Don’t Purchasing Managers Negotiate?
One of the things we’ve noticed over the course of working with a wide range of purchasing managers and suppliers is that the majority of purchasing managers don’t negotiate. This observation is based on our own experiences, as well as conversations with numerous suppliers. While suppliers aren’t complaining about... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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