Cloud and Mobile Solutions


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Procurement organisations at best-in-class enterprises worldwide are increasingly turning to cloud and mobile solutions to streamline and automate their operations.

Cloud computing delivers superior power and performance along with unmatched flexibility, scalability and security, without any integration costs and snarls that usually entail on-premises applications. Add to that the freedom of mobile-native software solutions and you have a whole new
world of possibilities.

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CIPS, in partnership with GEP – a leading global provider of procurement consulting, outsourcing and technology – brings to you an exclusive knowledge section on Cloud and Mobile Solutions to help you make the most of these technologies.

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Latest resources in Cloud and Mobile Solutions

Parting the Clouds: Understanding the Difference Between SaaS and Cloud-Native Technology

Despite the rapid growth and adoption of cloud computing, there’s still a general lack of understanding about the different terminologies associated with it — cloud-native, cloud-based, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and so on. For enterprises who plan to adopt cloud computing, this understanding is critical to identify the right software solution and realize the true benefits of cloud technology.

This white paper discusses the fundamental differences between true cloud solutions and software as a service, and how these differences can impact their ability to meet your current and future business requirements.

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Is Procurement Ready for the Mobile Revolution?

The “Internet of all things”. Always-on, always-connected devices. Anytime, anywhere access to information. The mobile revolution is here and it’s changing the way we work and do business. But is your procurement team ready to make the most of this transformation?

In this thought-provoking white paper, GEP delves into the dynamics of increasingly mobile work and lifestyles and their impact on the procurement function. The paper also offers practical tips and advice to help procurement pros gear up and capitalize on mobile technologies. A must-read paper for savvy procurement leaders looking to succeed in a mobility driven world.

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Behavioral Patterns at the Heart of Cloud Software Design

For too long, procurement software has taken its users for granted, leading to changes in the procurement landscape. In a savings and mandate-driven environment, procurement software never had to compete with the visual appeal and usability of consumer software. Now that procurement’s focus has shifted to more strategic goals, their software must accommodate a more complex purpose with the user at the center of the design – a full paradigm shift in procurement software design.

This paper discusses the behavioral drivers behind the paradigm shift required in procurement software design for greater user adoption. It also provides an insight on how those behaviors translate into the technical requirements and usability expectations of the next generation of solutions.

A must-read for procurement professionals looking to learn what makes a procurement software best-in-class and factors that optimize user adoption.

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Securing Procurement in the Cloud of Tomorrow

Data security is one of the biggest challenges for enterprises today, across industries and geographies. Traditional, on-premises applications provide the scale, speed and stability necessary to manage business processes more efficiently. But they lack the robust security framework and infrastructure required to combat today’s sophisticated cyber threats. Upgrades and security retrofits are expensive and often fall short of the level of protection required to prevent or defend cyberattacks.

The cloud offers a flexible and more effective alternative to on-premises applications, allowing enterprises to manage their core as well as non-core business processes more efficiently and protect their data from internal as well as external security threats. In this paper, experts from GEP discuss the key security benefits and advantages of a cloud-based procurement technology solution over an on-premises application and why enterprises must consider moving all their procurement processes to the cloud.

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Related concepts

Category Management

Category management ... where the entire category is managed as a unit ... is one of the ways collaboration is used in supply chains today (Dunne et al. 2010)

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Category Management

Category management as it applies to Purchasing and Supply can be defined as organising the resources of procurement in such a way as to focus externally onto the supply markets of an...

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The State of the Art of Category Management

The key elements of category management include end-to-end management of the supply chain, acute market awareness, sound (if not expert) technical knowledge, good SRM and excellent...

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News and Insights

“WannaCry” malware attack 

The outbreak of the “WannaCry” malware attack on May 12, 2017 was an eye-opener for governments, public sector institutions, businesses and individuals around the globe. The scale, reach, pace of spread and impact of the attack was unlike any other cyber-attack before. This may only be the beginning and possibly a wakeup call for organizations and netizens across the globe.

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Blog: Are You Leveraging The Latest Trends For Procurement In The Cloud? 

Cloud-based technologies are fast changing the global business landscape. With each passing day these technologies evolve to offer users more value and efficiency – but only to those who leverage the cloud’s latest trends and capabilities. What are these rising trends and how will procurement teams be affected by them?

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Blog: The Hard and Soft of Interoperable Devices: Why Hardware and Software Must Work in Tandem

For a business software to deliver the best value for an enterprise, both the hardware and software components must be in sync. Upgrading the hardware with every new version of software will not only entail recurring heavy investments but also be an impractical route to adopt. Then how can enterprise leaders and CPOs future-proof their investment on procurement software?

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Press Release: Australian Mining Giant Chooses SMART by GEP Procurement Software  

One of the world’s largest mining and metals companies selects GEP’s cloud-native procurement software platform to improve spend management capabilities. SaaS-based SMART by GEP® is native to cloud, touch and mobile technologies.

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Press Release: Dentsply Sirona Selects SMART by GEP Procurement Software Platform 

Dental technologies giant, Dentsply Sirona chooses GEP’s cloud-native procurement software for comprehensive capabilities to automate and streamline global procurement operations SaaS-based SMART by GEP is native to cloud, touch and mobile technologies.

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Press Release: Major U.S. Commercial Bank Chooses Cloud-Native, Mobile-Native SMART by GEP Procurement Software 

One of the world's leading financial institutions selects GEP’s unified procurement software platform to deliver comprehensive spend analysis and reporting capabilities.

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