The website will offer analysis, opinion and information to help readers understand what is going on in key supply markets, and identify the best practices, processes, technology and solutions for better procurement, management of expenditure and suppliers. Most organisations spend between 40 and 50% of their entire revenue on procurement of goods and services, so getting this right leads to immediate bottom line benefits.
Spend Matters UK/Europe builds on the success of the Spend Matters site in the US and Peter’s Procurement Excellence blog in the UK. Spend Matters US has become one of the world’s top websites in its sector, with tens of thousands of professional readers, and sponsorship from technology, finance and advisory firms.
“This is one of the first examples of the blogosphere going Transatlantic“
Like Spend Matters in the US, the new site will publish news, opinion, guidance and comment on procurement and related issues, including supply chain, spend and ‘purchase to pay’ management. While it will be sponsored, it will be scrupulously independent, providing free-of- charge but in-depth analysis concerning technology, solution providers and other suppliers of interest to its professional readership.
The initial sponsors are software firms Intenda and Trade Extensions as Lead Sponsors, while Supplierforce and Spikes Cavell are in place as Associate Sponsors. “We’re delighted to have such great firms and professionals helping us launch this exciting new site, and we’ll be announcing more sponsors over the next few weeks”, said Smith.
Both Jason and Peter have become known for their often personal and also at times outspoken approach to the topics they cover. “We aim to make our writing as entertaining as possible as well as informative. While we focus largely on business, we have agreed that Spend Matters UK / Europe will continue my traditional monthly music review column,” commented Smith. “That was a non-negotiable condition when Jason and I first discussed this!”
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Notes to Editors:
Peter Smith is an ex President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and a regular commentator on UK government procurement matters in the press and on radio. He is Managing Director of the Procurement Excellence consulting firm, and a non-executive Director of Remploy.
Jason Busch is Founder and Managing Director of Azul Partners, a boutique advisory firm, and Editor of the highly trafficked sourcing, trade and supply chain blog www.spendmatters.com. Jason is regarded as one of the leading technology pundits and thought leaders in the trade, procurement and operations worlds.
For more information, please contact:
Jane Burcher Smith on 01276 691770 or at email@example.com (UK)
Sheena Moore on 773-525-7406 or at firstname.lastname@example.org (USA)