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All blog pieces written by Ellen Leith unless otherwise stated

Capitalism's Gone Wrong - And Your Organisation Can fix It

Monday 4th November, 2019

Every few decades capitalism goes wrong – or at least so says John Penrose MP, speaking at SAP Ariba’s ValueX conference on Tuesday. Not necessarily a sentence you’d expect to hear from a Conservative MP just before a General Election. But these are extraordinary times. Set just one day before what was supposed to be Brexit day, but instead turned out to be Non Brexit Day III, the only certainty seems to be more uncertainty. So what toBMA House outdoor space courtyard do?

Greta Thunberg and the So What Challenge – Autumn eWorld Procurement and Supply

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

Anyone wanting to hang on to the tail end of summer had such fantastical notions swept away last week, at the traditional advent of the autumn event calendar at eWorld Procurement and Supply, ushered in as is customary with torrents of rain, flood and upturned umbrellas.

eWorldFortunately, eWorld’s new home at The Grand Connaught rooms makes it impossible to remain dispirited for long. The free to attend event offers a medley of keynotes, educational breakout sessions and new tech for anyone in the procurement, supply chain or P2P worlds. With some old favourites like Proactis, Tradeshift and Wax Digital in the Exhibitor room, there were also some newcomers to me, like appzen, Evaluatr and Certify.

Is it Silly Season Yet? Brexit, BBQs and Robots

Friday 23rd August, 2019

The run up to the August bank holiday used to be called the “silly season,” but it seems that seasons last a very long time these days. With surprising and often contradictory announcements being made from either side of the Atlantic and from other areas of the world, it’s easy to become just a bit confused.

Potential UK Economic Recession Calls for 100% Spend Visibility

Guest blog by Matt Hanks, Director, Marketing & Country Manager (interim) UKI, Basware

Wednesday 21st August, 2019

Official figures of the UK believe that the country is on the verge of a potential economic recession. With a 0.2% contraction between April and June, this drop marks the first decrease in six and a half years. And even though this mere 0.2% may seem like an infinitesimal number to worry over, it drives home even harder the fact that 100% spend visibility should play a vital role in your organisation.