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Where Will You Be October 6-9?

  
  
  
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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!

How Staying Hands-On with MSPs Improves Program Results

  
  
  
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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.

A United Front: The Power of a Fully Integrated Business System

  
  
  
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When selecting a Vendor Management System (VMS) to support your contingent workforce management program, there are many angles to consider. Many organizations focus primarily on features and functionality during their assessment process, searching for a solution that will allow them to accomplish key tasks in a streamlined and effective way. Mobility, reporting and ease-of-use are all significant factors, but there is one key area that many businesses overlook: integration. According to HRO Today, more than 50 percent of organizations do not integrate their VMS and timekeeping solutions – or do not know if they are integrated.

…And Fieldglass Lived SAP-ily Ever After

  
  
  
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When Fieldglass announced that they had been acquired by SAP, I knew they’d run through the standard PR playbook, just like every other small software company that is acquired by a larger organization. Step one: make the claim, “Nothing will change! This validates everything we are doing. Customers should consider it business as usual…” 

Collaboration Within a VMS: It’s Still All About Communication

  
  
  
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A Vendor Management System (VMS) should automate and streamline business processes, but the most effective solutions also enable open lines of communication between hiring managers and their supply chain. Provade has long recognized the need for suppliers and enterprise spend managers to collaborate with each other within the tool, and that open communication path is proven to deliver more efficient execution and accurate documentation on key project deliverables. 

Guest Post: What Does the Future Hold for CWM and VMS Technology?

  
  
  
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If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my near-decade tenure as an industry analyst and thought leader, it’s that evolution is a constant force. Nearly every business function that plays a significant role within the modern enterprise, from accounts payable to supply chain management, has experienced some degree of evolution over the past several years – including the realm of contingent workforce management.

Get to Know Peter Parks

  
  
  
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Provade recently announced the promotion of Peter Parks from Vice President of Product Development to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Peter, one of Provade’s founding employees, has nearly two decades of Vendor Management System (VMS) experience and brings extensive knowledge of Provade’s technology, customers and operations with him to his new role. Let’s get to know the man behind the plan.

A Snapshot of Your Business: The Benefits of VMS Reporting

  
  
  
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The temporary workforce is growing exponentially. According to our recent Ardent Partners report, the use of contingent labor is expected to grow by nearly 30 percent over the next three years – and that’s on top of the record growth the workforce has seen already. This rapid growth is good for businesses seeking flexibility and cost savings in a fluctuating economy. But it can also bring problems, complexity and unanswered questions for those organizations that do not have processes in place for managing their contingent labor. The solution? A robust Vendor Management System (VMS).

RFP – Bigger is Almost Never Better

  
  
  
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As Vendor Management System (VMS) providers, the Request for Proposal (RFP) is a big part of our daily lives. When they come in, we experience mixed feelings common to those who are responsible for responding to these documents: always glad to be in the running, but wondering what type of RFP will it be. In an effort to improve this process from both sides, I categorize RFPs according to descending levels of quality: 

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Our Top 5 Articles on SOW Spend Management

  
  
  
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Over the years, Provade has developed strong technology that supports all types of contingent workforce management, from contract work to Statement of Work (SOW) – and everything in between. Our dedication to SOW functionality was specifically noted in a recent report done by an independent research firm, which called Provade a “strong performer.”

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