CAPS News - October 2018
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Quick fact: Punchout and ERP-Hosted / CIF Catalogs
|In a recent snapshots survey, we looked into companies’ use of punchout and ERP-hosted/CIF catalogs and 38% of companies reported that their single biggest challenge when using punchout catalogs was differing user experience on each supplier’s website. The biggest challenge using CIF catalogs was tied, with 26% of respondents citing outdated content and large, cumbersome CIF catalogs.|
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SURVEYS IN THE PIPELINE:
Group Purchasing Organizations and Amazon for Business
CPO Insights – Demand Management
Business Partner Engagement
Physician Preference Items Management
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NEW REPORTS: Everyone is welcome to create a free CAPS account for access to selected resources, but only members can see the items below:
Physician Preference Items Management: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies report
Physician Preference Items Management: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies brief
Punchout and ERP-Hosted CIF Catalogs
Supplier Audits and Assessments Report 2018
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Supply Management Roundtable October 22-23
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CAPS is often cited in the media for our research findings, benchmarking metrics, and supply management expertise. We often share these stories on our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds, so be sure to follow us with the social links at the bottom of this email. Here's a story from the last month of CAPS in the media:
"Blockchain has the potential to dramatically simplify the integration and automation of procurement processes," Dr. Choi explained implications of blockchain, a topic of a recent CAPS research report, in the September/October edition of Supply Chain Management Review. He was one of the experts featured in "NextGen technologies: Building the supply chain of the future." Available on SCMR Plus+ or in the print edition page 29.
CAPS Research welcomes our newest member, American Electric Power, Inc.
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