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  • Taboola chooses Approve.com for Achieving Excellence in Procurement

    Overview Taboola helps people discover what’s interesting and new. The company’s platform and suite of products, powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web, is used by over 20,000 companies to reach over 1.4 billion people each month. Advertisers use Taboola to reach their target audience when…

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  • Purchase Requisition: What it is and why it’s important

    The purchase requisition, or purchase request, is the launchpad of the purchasing process. As such, it’s super important to understand what it is!  Here, we’ll elaborate on the differences between a purchase requisition and a purchase order. We’ll also explain why more organizations are deploying a proper requisition management system, and why this is arguably…

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  • Designing a Modern Purchasing Process

    As organizations grow, procurement and finance responsibilities naturally become more complex. From a relatively small number of vendors and purchases to manage, procurement and finance managers find themselves overseeing purchasing and partnership activities addressing a variety of business needs for a number of departments and teams.  When purchasing operations become so complex that bottlenecks and…

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  • Implementing a Purchase Order Process on Your ERP

    Everything you need to know to implement a new PO process successfully With your business moving forward, you’ve realized it’s time to level up your purchasing and procurement processes. The first place you want to start—and rightfully so—is with the process of issuing purchase orders. While this endeavor may seem clear-cut, there are actually a…

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  • Deploying a Proper PO Process with NetSuite

    Why Should You Open Purchase Orders on NetSuite? Very often we encounter modern, fast-moving organizations that leverage NetSuite as an ERP system, and are now focused on implementing a proper purchase-to-pay process – starting with approving purchases, booking goods received, and onboarding new vendors. Managing Approvals on NetSuite PO Most of these organizations have tried…

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  • Implementing a Requisition Process with NetSuite

    It’s easily understood why businesses aim to deploy a purchase order (PO) process on NetSuite. Doing so offers a number of benefits, including helping them achieve visibility, increase accountability, improve budget control and compliance, gain early involvement from the procurement team in purchasing activities, and reduce the friction that arises from the reliance on multiple…

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  • The Stakeholders Of a Purchasing Process

    Implementing a purchasing process is a company-wide process, and that means that you’ll have multiple types of users from different departments that hold different opinions about how this should go. Read through to get some useful information about how to approach stakeholders in modern companies. The types of users involved At a high level, there…

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  • ERP for Procurement: 3 things to keep in mind

    Most businesses today have an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system in place. These popular platforms surfaced in the 90s with the aim of enabling businesses to optimize operations, achieve new efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge. ERPs market the ability to address a breadth of business functions. In reality, they’re truly sufficient for a limited…

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  • You Need Vendor Data Management in Your Organization

    A siloed approach to business functions just won’t cut it anymore; those legacy systems are a nightmare to navigate and integrate, and you feel there are so many missed opportunities for better productivity, cost-effectiveness and information sharing.  This is even more the case when it comes to vendor data management. Well-compiled, accessible and thorough vendor…

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  • How to Choose Your Next Purchase Order Management System

    The Problem With Today’s Purchasing Processes When it comes to purchasing, vendor management and other complicated, often paper-driven processes, there’s a whole host of inefficiency. Even worse – all of that inefficiency grows the bigger the enterprise, and the higher the number of stakeholders. After all, the bigger the organization, the more data to draw…

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  • When Should I Hire a Procurement Manager?

    It’s not uncommon for CEOs, CFOs or COOs to find themselves debating the question of whether their company is in need of a procurement manager.  Companies can sometimes manage without a procurement manager. But having a person in charge of this role can make a tremendous difference in terms of keeping business processes running smoothly,…

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  • 3 Vendor Onboarding Challenges & How to Overcome Them

    For medium and large enterprises in particular, onboarding a new vendor tends to be especially inefficient. Comprising numerous players and moving parts, the process is often characterized by delays and frustration. In this two-part series, we’ll look at the three central challenges to vendor onboarding, examine who these challenges impact, and how to overcome them….

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