Directories Start Getting More Social

B2B (business-to-business) directories have long served as guides to suppliers, but now they're starting to look more like social networks with user-generated content and ratings from customers. It becomes part of a bigger effort to combine tactical with shared information. During the past few years it has become easier to pull data from sites across…

CPOs Find Analytics Improve Margins

Procurement organizations tapping into data and collaborating with other internal business units widened profit margins by more than 1 percent, according to a new study. The companies in the report reported profit margins of 7.12 percent, compared with 5.83 percent for companies with low-performing procurement organizations, according to the Chief Procurement Officer Study 2013 from…