We’re counting down to the new year by looking back at some great eLearning content from 2016. Here, we learn how technology can help procurement disrupt the status quo.
“If you’re not disrupting, them you’re being disrupted.”
This was one of the key learning points we heard regarding procurement technology this year. And when it comes to technology, you always need to ask the experts. That’s exactly what we did in a webinar in early November.
We invited representatives from Oracle and Enrich to Procurious HQ to talk about the way procurement can leverage technology in key areas.
Status Quo No More
The current pace of change around the world is unprecedented. Procurement and the wider organisation are quickly recognising that maintaining the status quo will not suffice in staying ahead of the pack.
This is only a small sample of the webinar, but you can download the rest here.
While many organisations talk the talk about technology, few actually walk the walk. And for many, the status quo is still how they go about their business. But as times change, organisations are recognising that they need to as well.
During the course of the webinar, we heard:
- Why the challenge for business is to be able to adapt and apply new solutions for innovation and competitive advantage;
- Why many organisations are still grappling with getting data into a structured and accurate form that they can use for predictive analytics;
- That people tend to underestimate the complexity of stitching together the myriad vendor solutions as they aim for a more B2C-type interface; and
- That change management is vital in technology implementation, or people will revert to old habits.
So make sure that your technology implementations in 2017 go smoothly by learning the lessons of the past. If you want next year to be the one where your procurement team leaps forward, you’ll need to ensure your technology is working for you, not against you.
You can read more about how technology can help boost procurement on the Procurious Blog. You can also catch up with other thought leadership from our community on the eLearning Hub. And there’s a whole lot more there to keep you interested too! Happy viewing!