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All blog pieces written by Ellen Leith unless otherwise stated

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.

Learning to be humble with a growth mindset - key ingredients for success

Contributed blog by Julia Stovold, Documation

Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to have been introduced to some inspiring speakers and found the time to read some thought-provoking blogs. It set me thinking about how our company culture is reflected in our communications with our customers, or partners, as we like to think of them.

Storms, Sand and Cavemen – it must be spring eWorld

15th March, 2019

The arrival of daffodils, snow drops and extreme weather, courtesy of storm Freya, can only mean one thing – yes, the return of spring eWorld! And if spring’s all about new life and new beginnings, last week’s eworld hit the spot beautifully. Breaking away from Westminster’s QE11 Centre for the first time in 7 years, the event moved to the Grand Connaught rooms. I don’t know if it was the sweeping staircaseeworld march 19 or the beautiful high ceiling, but the room was alive with energy. A good move. And from speaking to attendees and exhibitors, it seems everyone agreed.

Ivalua Now and the Art - or is it the Science – of Procurement?

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We’re led to believe that there’s a fundamental difference between something that’s art and something that’s science. But what do you call the space in between, where the two world’s meet? It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement, being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10th – 12th April. The event is free to attend and aims to attract hundreds of procurement and supply chain professionals to discuss and learn more about the latest industry trends and processes.