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Assessing Solutions: Source to Pay vs Procure to Pay
November 20, 2020 at 12:45 PM
‘You need it? You buy it’ - if only procurement was so simple. The reality is, procuring goods - or services - sparks a chain reaction between different departments. The biggest challenge for businesses is to ensure that the process journey runs smoothly and compliantly. So where to start?
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Digital transformation - is there hesitancy in procurement?
October 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Digitisation is the talk of the town. For more than 6 months now businesses have had to adapt to a scattered, remote workforce with company crisis contingencies being tested almost across the board. Yet in our world, we’re seeing analogue working practices still commonplace in many procurement teams. So why the delay in adopting digital transformation?
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Working from home may be here to stay - finding balance will be key.
October 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM
For more than 6 months now, half of the UK's workforce has been working from home. So, is this likely to become the new "normal” as we move forward and start to put 2020 behind us, and if so, what needs to be taken into account to ensure minimal operational disruption?
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Why automation should have a place in modern procurement
October 9, 2020 at 4:47 PM
If there’s one thing that could be usefully taken away from 2020 and all its troubles, it’s the idea that when worst-case scenarios occur, businesses who adopt a more proactive approach to shoring up their defences have a better chance of weathering the storm. But what role does automation play in strategy and are we just talking about AI?
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Exploring the Slow Adoption Rates of AI in Procurement
February 23, 2019 at 2:16 PM
AI is a well-established buzzword in the corporate world, yet in practice, is the adoption of AI really taking off? It seems like early days for most.
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AI, BREXIT and Business Transformation | Industry experts explore their impact on procurement
February 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM
Over a 3-course exclusive dinner at HIDE restaurant in London, leading CEOs, Chief Procurement Officers and business transformation professionals gathered at Maistro’s first Supper Club to discuss three pressing issues impacting businesses across Europe: AI, BREXIT and Business Transformation in the Digital Age.  
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How will you use Augmented Procurement to buy business services? CTO, Mark O’Shea discusses leading trends
September 10, 2018 at 3:52 PM
In the recent issue of Future of Sourcing, Maistro’s CTO, Mark O’Shea, explores the latest trends in augmented procurement within the procurement of business services. Successful buying models incorporate enterprise crowdsourcing, B2B Marketplaces and online delivery platforms to improve efficiency and also securing savings of 20-30% on project budgets. The secret is knowing where within the buying process each company needs to automate to become most efficient.
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Will Artificial Intelligence Steal OR Enhance Your Job?
January 31, 2018 at 5:42 PM
Whether we like it or not, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is here to stay. But is it as much of a threat to our jobs & future prospects as some people think, or will we see a shift in humans being realigned at doing ‘human’ things better? Recently, more schools in the UK have been putting much more focus on ‘core’ subjects, like science & mathematics, cutting back funding on more artistic pursuits; but is this more narrowed approach setting up future generations to fail in tomorrow's job market? The opportunities available in creative roles may end up being some of the most desirable and well paid work in the future, as machines are unlikely to ever fully grasp the type of creative intelligence that is uniquely human.
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