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Trends and Insights in Contingent Workforce Management

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 4:28:04 PM

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:

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Topics: VMS Best Practices, Mobile

Quarterly Business Review Strategies to Drive Efficiency

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 4:08:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: VMS Best Practices, Business Intelligence

Say Aloha to Provade at Kahunaville Cocktail Reception

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 10:49:00 AM

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).   

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Topics: Contingent Workforce

Join Provade at SIA’s CW Solutions Forum and CWS Summit

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 3:13:00 PM

The largest annual event for global corporate buyers of contingent labor is hitting Las Vegas!

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Topics: Contingent Workforce, VMS Best Practices

Is Your Business Fully Integrated?

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 10:16:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Contingent Workforce, VMS Best Practices

Metrics for MSPs: Using Data to Drive Supplier Improvement

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 1:22:00 PM

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:

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Topics: VMS Best Practices, Business Intelligence

What is "Support" in an MSP Program?

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 12:03:00 PM

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.

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Topics: VMS Best Practices

The Benefits of Working Like a Lean Startup

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Provade has been hard at work creating a new software application that will revolutionize workforce management at every stage of the process – and we’ve learned a lot along the way. As our team continues to develop industry-leading contingent workforce management software, we continually reevaluate the way we work so that we can produce the best solutions for our clients. This involves culling strategic insights from varied sources and trying new methods to optimize results. One such resource that has helped Provade’s development team is The Lean Startup, a book that is based on the ideas of lean manufacturing, which enable businesses to shorten time-to-market and get continuous feedback that improves the end product. The principles of “lean” are focused on doing more with less – fewer resources, more focused processes and a tightly honed set of metrics to measure success.

The Build-Measure-Learn Approach

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Topics: Contingent Workforce

Where Will You Be October 6-9?

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Provade is planning a trip to Las Vegas this October for the 2014 CW Solutions Forum and CWS Summit, and we hope to see you there!

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Topics: Contingent Workforce, VMS Best Practices

How Staying Hands-On with MSPs Improves Program Results

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 9:37:00 AM

What makes an MSP best in class? Their ability to support all labor categories? Assist with training and user adoption? A focused annual review of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)? Or is it the technology they use? While all of these factors come together to make an MSP best in class, a Vendor Management System (VMS) is often a key factor in the ability to make continuous improvements and take your program to the next level.

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Topics: VMS Best Practices