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Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

In 2014, I addressed the issue of how to tackle a supply market intelligence (SMI) initiative when you (and other procurement professionals) are stressed for time and dealing with a…

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Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch!

Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch! ProcureSearch is an open access hub that lists and updates key supply market intelligence resources. In 2014, Kelly Barner and I published Supply Market Intelligence for…

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Use This Handy Checklist To Efficiently Evaluate News Stories

  IBISWorld recently published my article, Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research, where I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals can use to efficiently…

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Evaluating Packaged Market Research Providers

Evaluating Packaged Market Research Providers

Packaged market research reports are created by providers that compile and analyze data. This valuable information is considered secondary research, because it involves the use of existing data and is sold…

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Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum Launches World’s Largest Library of Public Procurement Best Practices

Public Spend Forum has recently launched the beta version of their Best Practices Library that is available free (registration is required). Resources are authored and published by highly respected organizations, associations, and thought…

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Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

In February 2017 Beroe launched its free on-demand procurement/market intelligence platform. It is self-described as offering “no-frills access” to procurement category intelligence and it certainly delivers. Beroe was founded in…

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Cottrill Research Partners With The Newly Launched Palambridge Platform

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Quick Take: Market and Competitive Intelligence Trends 2017

Quick Take: Market and Competitive Intelligence Trends 2017

Acrasio, a change management consultancy, provides a snapshot of 9 market and competitive intelligence trends for 2017. These, in particular, stand out (directly quoted): Challenge Market Data – Companies increasingly…

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