Provade recently welcomed Hans Bukow as president, who brings over 25 years of executive management and entrepreneurship experience leading venture-backed technology companies. Hans’ widespread skills and knowledge are assets to Provade’s continued growth and innovation. Let’s get to know our new leader.Read More
Enterprise organizations are finding that a strong business intelligence (BI) strategy is essential to take advantage of big data’s possibilities. As data becomes more available and democratized than ever before, companies that don't figure out how to harness it, analyze it and apply it to their advantage will be left behind.Read More
Topics: Business Intelligence
Without a fully integrated Vendor Management System (VMS), organizations aren’t functioning as efficiently as possible. Integration with existing ERP systems can help companies achieve cost savings, time savings, compliance and ease of use.Read More
Topics: VMS Best Practices
When industry experts come together to discuss and debate issues in contingent workforce management, it's always a lively discussion. As sponsors of the 2014 SIA CW Solutions Forum and CWS Summit earlier this month in Las Vegas, we were able to hear firsthand from those who live and breathe contingent workforce management. As they candidly shared their successes, needs and challenges, we heard several themes emerge:Read More
Never underestimate the benefits of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR). When done correctly, the QBR is a critical component to build a strong and productive contingent workforce vendor/client relationship. These meetings provide a fact-based environment where progress can be evaluated and proactive strategies can be initiated. Business Intelligence (BI) is an integral part of the QBR; this concrete data, supplied by the Vendor Management System (VMS), enables an evaluation of performance and provides a starting point for discussion to help drive future growth.
Attending the CW Solutions Forum and CWS Summit October 6-9? Provade wants to ensure you enjoy your time in Las Vegas, which is why we are hosting an exclusive cocktail reception at Kahunaville Treasure Island. Kahunaville is a Las Vegas hot spot featuring flair bartenders and tropical-island style. Get to know the Provade team and enjoy complimentary lama pa’ipa’l (cocktails) and kaukau (hors d’oeuvres).
Topics: Contingent Workforce
The largest annual event for global corporate buyers of contingent labor is hitting Las Vegas!
Integration is a surefire way to improve business processes, offering a world of benefits to end users, administrators and the C-Suite. Leveraging an overarching solution not only has financial benefits (derived from taking full advantage of your IT investment) but also boots productivity by gaining efficiency in workflows. With the amount of time it takes to select and implement a software application, why not get the most from the solution by applying it to the business as a whole? Creating siloes with different applications only limits the results you will see from your solutions, and prevents your team members from applying business intelligence data to their decision making process.
Many Managed Services Providers (MSPs) sometimes find the idea of reporting on their supplier base an overwhelming task, largely due to the amount of data that is available and the amount of interpretation required to effectively assess results. Ultimately, the MSP is held responsible for providing metrics on their supply base, whether the goal is to:
As a vendor management system (VMS) provider, we are often included in business reviews with our Managed Services Providers (MSP) and their end customers. In this scenario, there are three parties at the table, each with a unique point of view of the relationship. From an operational perspective, there are two relationships: customer to MSP and MSP to VMS. Of course, as the VMS provider we strive to know the end customer and establish a positive relationship with them, but on a day-to-day basis the customer's primary interaction is with the MSP team and their on-site representatives. Our interactions are focused on the MSP, providing support as needed.
Topics: VMS Best Practices