Draft of EC’s Golden Book of E-Procurement Good Practices is out now!

December 13, 2012  |  E-procurement, Europe, Featured Articles, Publications, Research  |  Comments Off

You’ve actually listened to the European Commission’s request to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. So thanks for that. DG MARKT of the EC has recently published a draft version of the Golden Book. It consists of a set of 24 good practices which were derived from analysis of the info that you shared with them.

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OB10 and Coupa Software enter into alliance

December 6, 2012  |  E-procurement, Electronic Invoicing, Invoice Automation, Payment  |  Comments Off

We received news that Coupa Software has allied with OB10. As a result of the partnership, OB10 customers can choose to take advantage of Coupa’s procure-to-pay solution and Coupa customers can now receive e-invoices into OB10 for expanded global e-invoicing compliance and dynamic discounting capabilities.

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Computacenter taps into Ariba network

December 3, 2012  |  E-procurement, Electronic Invoicing, Europe  |  1 Comment

It’s always a good idea to listen to your customers. Computacenter listened to its customers and heard they needed greater automation across the purchasing process. And Computacenter acted, because the company tapped into the online catalogue and e-invoicing solutions on the Ariba Network to create Computacenter Connect.

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Unclear policies hold back adoption of e-procurement in Uganda

November 29, 2012  |  Adoption, Africa, E-procurement  |  Comments Off

E-procurement would be a great way to cut down corruption in Uganda, but a lack of clear policies is hindering the use of e-procurement in the country. This is at least what Paddy Wanzala, a procurement expert, said during a workshop for procurement professionals in Uganda’s capital.

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Basware brings power of mobility to enterprises

November 7, 2012  |  Digitalisation, E-procurement, Procurement  |  Comments Off

Trendwatcher Vincent Everts suggested that providers should shift their focus to going mobile. And providers are slowly but surely acting upon this advice, like Basware. The provider has announced the availability of Basware Mobile 1.2, bringing the procurement process to iOS- and Android-powered smartphones and tablets.

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Contribute to EC’s Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices

September 18, 2012  |  E-procurement, Europe, Government  |  Comments Off

The European Commission invites everyone who has used an e-procurement platform as a bidder to contribute to the Golden Book of e-Procurement Good Practices. The survey is targeting users in a bidder role of any e-Procurement platform across Europe. The period of consultation runs from 11 September 2012 to 11 October 2012.

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EC Sets another e-procurement example: PEPPOL and e-Prior available as open source

July 13, 2012  |  E-procurement, Europe, Featured Articles, Government  |  Comments Off

e-Procurement should become the rule, not the exception. That's why the European Parliament and the Council are considering a reform bill that should make e-Procurement the standard, throughout the EU, by mid-2016. And to set an example it is making its software for electronic procurement available as open source. This includes Open e-Prior and Open Peppol.

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