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EBG Play: Public sector contract compliance and spend control

In a popular webinar Daniel Nesz at Södersjukhuset AB shared how they have used a Qlik solution to increase visibility and control over both contract compliance and spend pattern overview. Public sector have a never ending demand to use money wisely as well as having extensive legal aspects of how, with who and in what […]

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EBG Play | Shaping a dynamic and proactive procurement organization

Following a very interesting webinar held by Peter Böhm at Trelleborg Industrial Solutions an english summary of this Swedish webinar is in place. Peter shared how he has aimed at developing a dynamic and proactive procurement organization and shared how he measure and organize in order to achieve set targets. Procurement Directors wanting to lead […]

What spend analysis tools are used

About the hidden spend gold in accounts payable data

Last Friday I had a vision. You know when you accidentally happen to look in a direction you might not have previously and see something you otherwise wouldn’t have seen? Last Friday I hosted a webinar together with OpusCapita titled ”Spend Analytics revealing the hidden gold in accounts payable data” referring to the spend analytics […]

Kate Vitasek

Source to Pay Summit 2015 Post Summit Page

Thank you for being a part of Source to Pay Summit 2015! Here is the Post Summit Page for 2015 with as much material as we are allowed and able to share. Do note that no material may be distributed, copied or used without the permission of each presenter and author. You may of course […]

Pontus Wadstroem Interview

EBG Play: If all is about change – how can we make change more strategic

The art of change. The art of managing change. The art of managing strategic change. The art of change in a strategic way. Ask anyone and change management is on the top list of what is perceived the biggest challenge in any large organization. Why is it so hard to realize strategies? Strategies followed by […]

OpusCapita spend analysis webinar

EBG Webinar May 22nd: Spend analysis revealing the hidden gold in accounts payable data

Date: Friday May 22nd Time: 11:00-11:45 AM CET (12:00-12:45 Finnish time) Language: English Location: Your computer/phone/tablet Cost: Free of charge but requires registration Organizer: EBG | Network & OpusCapita >>Click here to register The amount of spend related data produced in a mid to large size organization is daunting. The amount of reports created are […]

Nordic Online Benchmark Conference_2

EBG | Network launch Nordic Online Benchmark Conferences

Nordic Online Benchmark Conferences are launched starting September 2015 Those having followed the evolvement of EBG have seen how stringent we have been gathering and sharing cross functional and cross industry intelligence within finance and procurement. As time has passed hundreds of senior managers have attended our conferences in Sweden and Norway, hundreds have attended […]

Synertrade interview

EBG Play: Spend control through rapid access to information

In a recent post EBG wrote about studies indicating that an average contract compliance lies at about 30%. How can that be? Why is it so much of company spend is neither under management, control nor influence? Systems not being “filled” with enough data, catalogs and other purchasing options is one key element but according […]

Ravindra Rao Honeywell interview

EBG Play: Working capital the essence of procure to pay efficiency

Ravindra Rao is Finance Director & Global PMO Leader at Honeywell. His knowledge in cross functional, cross organizational, cross industry process development comes from years of experiences. For ten years he has been working at Honeywell with finance transformation. Their strategy has been to pay vendors on time and work with both internal and external […]

Per Finnhammar about category management BPO

EBG Play: EFFSO about the development in category management BPO in the Nordics

Outsourcing has been a part of strategies in a number of business areas due to different reasons. One main reason being to focus on core business processes and let other professionals take care of manual and transactional processes and flows. One, perhaps even bigger reason, has been to reduce cost – cutting wage arbitrage has […]

Jason Busch interview

EBG Play: The promise in “e” is the promise of any future strategy

First published in May 2013 – this interview is still valid and we’d like to push it again. Quite often discussions about e-procurement and e-invoicing tends to focus around – the e – rather than the process itself. E as in electronic as in systems and IT. It is however clear that “e” is more […]

Per Hill

EBG Play: CPO talk with Per Hill – finding ways to be both efficient and effective

Aligning procurement targets to company targets, supporting the business and delivering results. Easily said but not so easily achieved? In far too many situations procurement and finance functions find themselves not reaching set targets, or trying to reach targets that simply aren’t aligned with overall business targets. What happen then is frustrated managers and even […]

Key Note speakers Source to Pay Summit

Time to gather for Source to Pay Summit 2015!

Every year for the past four years, EBG | Network have created a cross functional, cross organizational conference day based upon the fact that in order to take control over both the physical and financial supply chain – an end to end approach is needed. This is not rocket science but take a look at […]

Soren Pedersen ESV

EBG Play: Swedish government taking public sector e-procurement one step further

  The Swedish National Financial Management Authority are recommending the use of PEPPOL infrastructure and message formats being used in future procurement and finance operations to and from public sector. The PEPPOL structure is aimed at cross border business and cross border transactions being sent. It can be used – as it is to some […]

Jurgen Stockbroekx

EBG Play: Unifying control with common strategies enabling global purchasing power

There are few global organizations who are not looking at ways to leverage on their global purchasing power. Finding ways to unify control and execute common strategies along the procure to pay process takes time but is a crucial part in controlling spend, finding ways  to reduce cost and enabling transactional follow up and control. […]

Sylvana Carrick Ecolab

EBG Play: 10 advice when sending e-invoices to your customers

Ever heard of buyers asking their suppliers for more structured invoice data? The debate about how to get suppliers to send e-invoices has been loud and clear for the past decade, at least from the buyer side. The benefits are clear on the buyer side but what about the supplier side? When the buyer side […]

Olli Hakala ALD Automotive

EBG Play: A supplier approach to e-invoicing adding value to the customer

When talking about e-invoicing it usually comes from a buyer perspective. Receiving an electronic invoice in its basics mean cutting manual handling costs. In the long run standardization and automation mean business control. But what about the suppliers point of view? Even though it is not necessary to actually send an e-invoice in order for […]