Back in 2013 I ran some research on usage, trends, goals and intentions of purchasing and finance representatives of companies in Australia and the UK. The result of that initial research was this infographic.
Thank you to all for a very enjoyable iPOS User Day last Thursday. It is always great to be surrounded by a community with a common purpose and goals. Here’s a very quick run through the sessions of the day.
I have had the pleasure of discussing the benefits and experiences of electronic procurement with many customers. Although there are numbers of KPIs that offer various insights I am still drawn to the power and simplicity of the approach of a CEO I met a few years ago.
Accounts payable automation. AP automation. Purchase invoice automation. Supplier invoice management. They’re all basically the same thing and it’s not hard to do. Yet once more we have the issue hit the press in Sydney.
In 2013 I spent a lot of time interviewing a wide range of our iPOS for SunSystems clients on the “before and after” of their eProcurement projects. I had many fantastic face to face meetings and phone calls with senior purchasing and finance managers.
If you can believe Google, Peter Drucker said “What gets measured gets managed” and Michael LeBoeuf said “What gets measured gets done”. For me, a KPI is the method a business can bring at-a-glance visibility to the performance of an area of its operations.
I had some discussions recently regarding a multinational replacing a pretty, but poorly functioning eProcurement system with iPOS for SunSystems and an old joke popped into my head.
How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
I’m in print. At last, it is finished. In July and August 2013 I interviewed a wide range of finance executives to research why they had implemented iPOS for SunSystems and what had motivated their spend control projects. My report is complete and I am in print!