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A Modern Approach to Supplier Monitoring

By Matt Holzapfel, procurement/sourcing product lead at Tamr

Sourcing managers often pride themselves on their deep understanding of their suppliers, but as supplier count grows, it becomes almost impossible for managers to stay up-to-date on the health and activities of all their suppliers. Compounding the problem is the constantly growing amount of information being pushed to managers. A new approach is needed that allows managers to focus their energy on…

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Added by Jason Bailey on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

It’s time for procurement to become a team sport

By Matt Holzapfel, procurement/sourcing product lead at Tamr

The business case for almost every merger and acquisition includes an assumption of significant cost savings. Unfortunately, achieving these cost savings is often harder than anticipated, which is one reason why 70-90% of mergers and acquisitions fail.

These numbers highlight the challenge of merging the…

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Added by Jason Bailey on January 18, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Increase spend under management, increase savings

By Matt Holzapfel, procurement/sourcing product lead at Tamr

Our previous post discussed the challenges procurement must overcome to improve its productivity. Fortunately, overcoming these challenges and showing dramatic improvements in performance is within reach for most organizations. One specific opportunity is improving spend under management, an effort worth a potential…

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Added by Jason Bailey on January 8, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Three Reasons for Procurement's Slump

By Matt Holzapfel, procurement/sourcing product lead, who previously held positions in Strategy at Sears Holdings and Strategic Sourcing at Dell

Best-in-class procurement performers are quietly becoming a competitive advantage for their organizations by using new technology to capture hard to find improvement opportunities. In this series of blog posts, we’ll examine the value procurement organizations are gaining by accelerating their technology agenda.…

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Added by Jason Bailey on January 7, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Eliminating the Data Bottleneck in Procurement

Written by Adrienne Cochrane

Historically, despite its potential to gain a more strategic role in the organization, procurement does not manage even 50% of enterprise spending (according to KPMG). Why is that?

Procurement teams tend to focus on the largest and inherently visible costs, where their…

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Added by Jason Bailey on January 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

2016 Data Management Predictions

Tis the season for 2016 predictions, and Tamr has several to offer thanks to the forward-thinking minds of our co-founders, executives and advisors including:

1) Andy Palmer ─ Tamr Co-Founder and CEO



+  Big companies will begin to see the democratization of data preparation as a natural consequence of the democratization of analytics that has been driven by new products such as Tableau.



+  We will see the emergence of DataOps as a way…
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Added by Jason Bailey on December 22, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

Why the NoSQL Movement Should Have Been Called the JSON Movement

By Andy Palmer, Co-founder and CEO of Tamr

We all know by now that most “big data” challenges can be characterized into one of the “3 V’s”:

Volume:  You have too much data

Velocity: It is coming at you too fast

Variety: It is coming at you from too many places/silos

Over the past 5 years, my partner Mike Stonebraker and I have been on a mission to raise awareness of the…

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Added by Jason Bailey on December 21, 2015 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

From DevOps to DataOps

Written by Andy Palmer, CEO of Tamr

Why It’s Time to Embrace “DataOps” as a New Discipline

Over the past 10 years, many of us in technology companies have experienced the emergence of “DevOps.” This new set of practices and tools has improved the velocity, quality, predictability and scale of software engineering and deployment. Starting at the large internet companies, the trend towards DevOps is now…

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Added by Jason Bailey on December 16, 2015 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

3 Reasons why analytics projects are falling short - and what we can do about it

Guest blog by Nidhi Arggarwal of Tamr

 

A recent Forbes Insight/Teradata survey of 316 large global company executives found that 47% “do not think that their companies’ big data and analytics capabilities are above par or best of breed.” Given that “90% of organizations report medium to high levels of investment in big data analytics,” the executives’ self-criticism begs the question:…

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Added by Jason Bailey on December 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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