Strategic Sourcing and Digital Transformation

Procurement and Purchasing

Procurement and Purchasing

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What is the difference between Intake and Procurement Orchestration?

Together, they can address the entire procurement scope of efficiency, risk mitigation, user experience, and broad strategic business alignment. Let’s distinguish between these two concepts.

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What is the difference between Intake and Procurement Orchestration?
Zip Updates

Zip Updates

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2023 Zip year In review: Expanding our footprint and exploring new horizons

Let’s take a quick stroll through what we accomplished in 2023.

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2023 Zip year In review: Expanding our footprint and exploring new horizons
Zip Updates

Zip Updates

5 min read

The future ahead in 2024: Highlights from Zip Forward

Finance and Procurement teams have found themselves right in the spotlight as the world adapts to rapid technological change.

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The future ahead in 2024: Highlights from Zip Forward
Zip Updates

Zip Updates

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Introducing Zip Sourcing: Source more to save more with AI-powered RFx

Today we are proud to announce the launch of Zip Sourcing

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Introducing Zip Sourcing: Source more to save more with AI-powered RFx
Why Intake and Procurement Orchestration solutions require a specialized RFI

Why Intake and Procurement Orchestration solutions require a specialized RFI

Learn how to effectively evaluate intake and procurement orchestration solutions with a specialized RFI. Discover key elements, workflows, and long-term considerations to optimize your procurement process and achieve cost savings.

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Vendor Onboarding 101: Tips & best practices

Vendor Onboarding 101: Tips & best practices

Explore essential strategies and best practices for efficient vendor onboarding. Learn how to ensure seamless integration and streamlined payments to vendors.

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Your complete guide to the vendor selection process

Your complete guide to the vendor selection process

Discover the top essential tips for a successful vendor selection process. Optimize the security, reliability, and value in your third-party partnerships.

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The complete guide to Source-to-Pay (S2P) automation

The complete guide to Source-to-Pay (S2P) automation

Explore this complete guide to source to pay automation. Discover S2P automation definition, best practices, importance, and how to implement it with Zip.

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How to create an approval workflow that works

How to create an approval workflow that works

Discover how to create an approval workflow for smoother project management with our comprehensive guide.

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What is Vendor Management? Definition & best practices

What is Vendor Management? Definition & best practices

Discover vendor management best practices and how they can mitigate procurement risks and ensure efficient service delivery.

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What is Strategic Sourcing? Definition, steps, and principles

What is Strategic Sourcing? Definition, steps, and principles

Strategic sourcing is a data-driven approach to procurement that aims to optimize sourcing by focusing on long-term value creation and competitive advantage.

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What is the role of sourcing in the procurement cycle?

What is the role of sourcing in the procurement cycle?

Learn about sourcing's role as the first step in the procurement cycle to identify, evaluate, and select the most suitable suppliers of goods and services.

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3 ways to future-proof your NetSuite implementation

3 ways to future-proof your NetSuite implementation

Tackle three common bottleneck areas hindering rapid growth for finance and procurement teams.

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The best cost reduction strategies in procurement

The best cost reduction strategies in procurement

Cost reduction strategies in procurement play a crucial role in optimizing an organization's financial resources, enabling them to increase profit margins and deliver high-quality products and services.

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What is addressable spend?

What is addressable spend?

This article explores addressable spend and how a business can implement best practices to improve financial outcomes.

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Tail spend management: Unlocking the secrets of today's tail spend

Tail spend management: Unlocking the secrets of today's tail spend

In this article, we'll define tail spend, discuss how to get a handle on it, examine the benefits of effective tail spend management, and explore the tools you can use to streamline tail spend right now.

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Unique factors when sourcing software and services

Unique factors when sourcing software and services

In this article, we'll examine how strategic sourcing works, where procurement plays a role, the top factors to consider, and the importance of licensing.

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