Broadening Procurement’s Impact: How Telecom Giant BT Drives the Bottom Line and Corporate Resiliency

March 1, 2021By Nikesh ParekhCOVID-19, CPO Advice, CPO Advice, Events, Procurement, Recession, Tips

Profitability is more important than ever — and procurement leaders are more strategic than ever. Procurement is no longer just a cost center, a spender of money made by others in the enterprise. With the right tools and methodology, procurement can maximize every dollar of profit and discover every dollar of cost savings, positioning them to be critical drivers of the bottom line.

CPO’s Playbook for Leveraging Data and Innovation to Reinvent Procurement

November 11, 2020By Nikesh ParekhArtificial Intelligence, Blog, CPO Advice, Procurement, Tips

Overview: BT Group Chief Procurement Officer Cyril Pourrat and Sr. Transformation Officer Adam Brown discuss how they are powering “the salesforce of the bottom line” at BT Group using Suplari for spend analytics, spend intelligence and spend agility.  CEO of the Sourcing Industry Group Dawn Tiura interviews Cyril Pourrat, Adam Brown and Suplari CEO Nikesh … Read More

Strategic CPO Reveals how to use Spend Analytics for Supplier Renegotiations During the Coronavirus Crisis

June 24, 2020By Nikesh ParekhBlog, CPO Advice, Procurement, Tips

Media News Group Chief Procurement Officer Jeff Ball is using spend analytics and Suplari to renegotiate spend and payment terms with his top one hundred suppliers amidst 2020’s coronavirus crisis.  Understanding spend across the enterprise puts him in a better position to negotiate terms.  Suplari insights also enable Media News Group to capture rebates from … Read More