Why Procurement’s Future is in the Long Tail

May 7, 2018By Jack QuarlesProcurement

Why Procurement’s Future is in the Long Tail There may be no better example of the 80/20 rule than company expenses. List a firm’s vendors and the amount spent with each, sorted from largest to smallest, and there’s a good chance that the top 20% of vendors will represent at least 80% of the expenses. … Read More

AI vs Spend Analytics: An Honest Comparison

April 12, 2018By Jack QuarlesArtificial Intelligence

AI vs. Spend Analytics: An Honest Comparison If the difference between Spend Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in procurement is less than crystal clear in your mind, you are not alone. It’s almost as though whoever created these categories followed a recipe for confusion: Start with the name of a common activity Tweak that name … Read More

AI in Procurement: What you Need to Know Now

March 21, 2018By Jack QuarlesArtificial Intelligence

AI in Procurement: What you Need to Know Now These are exciting days in Procurement. Among us is a star that glitters, generates buzz, and steals headlines. Like many celebrities it is instantly recognized by just two initials—AI—but goes by other names including machine learning (ML), robotic process automation (RPA), and cognitive procurement. By any … Read More