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The midway point of the calendar year is when many finance executives assess their business’s financial fundamentals and review various performance indicators. At the same time, we also recommend a check on indirect spend. While contract renewals for products and services like office products and...

Usage data of internal electronic resource management (ERM) systems can be invaluable at the time of an electronic resource renewal. The statistics provided by usage reports can help determine if a resource is still needed, or it if can be rightsized or downgraded. ...

The LexisNexis acquisition of Ravel Law wasn’t much of a surprise within the legal community, especially from the library and information center. Our own John DiGilio, Research Director at CCM sister company LibSource, said the signs were pointing in that direction. According to John, while...

Employee uniforms can be both a high-value and high-cost proposition – especially for companies in industries like food service or small parcel shipping, where the percentage of employees required to wear a uniform may be greater than the number of employees who don’t have this...

“Saving money” is usually the quick, ready answer that executives give when I ask them what drives their indirect spend management objectives. The truth is that most businesses fail to give spend management the strategic consideration it warrants. They may not have identified or communicated any...

Options for information services and database subscriptions are growing, at a time when budgets remain flat. To help manage the situation, CCM executives Natalya Berdzeni and Robyn Rebollo are sharing their slides from a presentation just delivered at ALM’s 2017 Legal Week Conference, where they...

Law firms that find and leverage the best information will always excel, but that requires great deal of time and effort. The good news is that firms have more research options and vendors to choose from. The bad news is that it’s becoming an increasingly difficult...

What would the start of a new year be without predictions? A few of the spend analysts at CCM took out their crystal balls and offer the following insights for 2017 regarding indirect spend. We welcome any feedback or questions you have about them. Spending uncertainty with new...

Annual budgeting is the yearly process in which every business unit submits its needs and desires in numerical format to the CFO, who decides which of them get funded. Successful organizations recognize spend management as an active part of the budget process, because the current needs...