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ZenPurchase

ZenPurchase and Siemens Frontier Program

Bridging the gap between corporations and startups

This blog post was co-written with Dr. Lee Ng, Director of Venture Technology at Siemens Technology-to-Business (TTB).

As a platform where companies do business with each other, effective collaboration is always top of mind for us at ZenPurchase. While our typical use case is connecting large companies to each other, we are really excited . . .

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January 07, 2015

Good Supplier, Bad Supplier

Heard on the Street (December 2014)

This post is part of a monthly series titled HOTS, which stands for "Heard on the Street." In this series, we'll talk about what we're hearing from our customers as well as the broader enterprise procurement community. You can read the previous HOTS post here.

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Last week, a ZenPurchase customer asked me about supplier . . .

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December 15, 2014

Our 2020 Vision for Procurement

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As 2014 comes to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on our long-term vision. It's ambitious, optimistic, and a little scary. We've shared it with our early customers and investors, and now we're ready to share it with the world. Without further ado, this is what we envision for Procurement by the year 2020.

1. Enterprise . . .

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November 19, 2014

Mobile: Procurement's New Best Friend

Heard on the Street (November 2014)

This is the third post in a monthly series titled HOTS, which stands for "Heard on the Street." In this series, we'll talk about what we're hearing from our customers as well as the broader enterprise procurement community. You can read the previous HOTS post here.

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"Will ZenPurchase work on my phone?"
A customer . . .

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November 10, 2014

Collaboration...but why?

This blog post was originally published on October 22, 2014 by Procurious.

If you're a procurement professional, then you probably hear the word collaboration more than you'd like to. Collaboration has rightfully earned its place in the Hall of Fame of executive buzzwords. But as most practitioners know, the reality of collaboration . . .

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October 23, 2014

Why We Procrastinate

Heard on the Street (Oct 2014)

This is the second post in a monthly series titled HOTS, which stands for "Heard on the Street." In this series, we'll talk about what we're hearing from our customers as well as the broader enterprise procurement community. You can read the previous HOTS post here.

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Procrastination came up in an informal conversation with a . . .

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October 14, 2014

Writing a Winning RFP Response

Your Tactical Guide to Request for Proposals

Many RFP tutorials tell you what you already know you should be doing. Their strategies sound terrific, and you'll feel good about all the new knowledge you're gaining. But it's really hard to put into practice. And that's why you'll still submit a sub-par response to that important RFP.

We prefer a different approach. . . .

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October 01, 2014

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