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Peak P2P Performance: What It's All "Abot"


The recently updated and published "2019 Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) Performance Study," from The Hackett Group continues to show a widening gulf between Top P2P Performers and the overall Peer Group, and the difference is digitization: "Leveraging a broad toolkit that includes e-catalogs, e-payables, touchless ordering, and self-service, Top Performers have double the adoption rate for impactful automation, compared to peers." In this webinar, Jimmy LeFever (Senior Research Director, Procurement Advisory Practice at The Hackett Group) will share highlights from the new P2P Performance Study to shed light on what Top P2P Performance is all "About," including: He will be joined by and Bruce Pomazal (Director, Strategic Sourcing at CDK Global) and Richard Waugh (Vice President, Corporate Development at Zycus), for a first-hand guide to achieving Top P2P Performer status, as well a glimpse toward driving next-level efficiencies by showcasing what AI innovations in P2P are all "Abot":

Using Machine Learning To Improve Restaurant Management


Machine learning takes artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level by allowing a system to learn without prior programming. Now, restaurants are starting to benefit from this technology. Simon Bocca, COO at Fourth, shared how his company is using machine learning. Fourth recently announced its end-to-end restaurant and hospitality platform and services. The company provides an all-in-one solution for purchase-to-pay, inventory and workforce management with advanced demand forecasting, predictive analytics and collaboration tools.

Robotic automation takes off in the Nordics


Automation is among the top priorities for Nordic IT decision makers in 2017, according to the latest TechTarget survey, with 37% of Nordic-based survey respondents planning to implement an IT automation initiative during the year. This email address is already registered. By submitting my Email address I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Use and Declaration of Consent. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

7 Ways Machine Learning Enhances Purchase to Pay


By 2020, Gartner predicts that the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning will be pervasive. In 1983, Sting famously released his song "Every Breath You Take" and sung "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." And I'm not sure if the world has ever unanimously decided if we should be creeped out or feel safe when listening. In a lot of ways, I think that's the association that a lot of people have with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially when it comes to using this technology in daily life. But, there's nothing to be afraid of.