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10 Procurement Strategies to Maximise Efficiency

August 8th, 2022

Procurement is the unsung hero of your business – and the untapped opportunity for boosting your ROI. It may not be the most glamorous side…
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Procurement under Labor: What the new government's proposed policies mean for procurement leaders

July 28th, 2022

A new federal government inevitably signals change in public and private sector procurement – and government policy changes have historically left enterprises scrambling to comply.…
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Webinar: Navigating the new government changes

July 21st, 2022

In this webinar we take a look at how the changes will impact public sector procurement, with Australia's new government announcing the introduction of a…
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Community Impact & Public Dollar Optimisation

July 14th, 2022

Prosperous ratepayers are happy ratepayers – and prosperity comes when local governments make the best possible use of public funds. In this article, we’ll explore…
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7 Practical Ways to Boost Procurement Visibility

June 8th, 2022

What makes visibility the secret ingredient to procurement success? Unlike your Grandma’s carefully guarded chocolate cake recipe, we’re sharing our secrets to procurement success! With…
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Boosting Resilience Through Business Spend Optimisation

May 18th, 2022

Business resilience and you: taking your enterprise to the next level If the first years of the 2020s have shown us anything it’s that, well,…
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5 best practices to introduce Sustainable Procurement into your organisation

December 19th, 2021

Ethical and responsible procurement now forms a key component within the sourcing and buying functions of leading Australian organisations both public and private. The earlier…
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The Need for Speed to Value

November 30th, 2021

Defining and demonstrating ‘value’ is a constant challenge for procurement professionals. Whether you’re making a case for more staff or demonstrating the need for a…
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The road ahead for Sustainable Procurement

November 4th, 2021

“In March of 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged that all procurement by Australian Government agencies will factor in environmental sustainability and the use of…
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8 Ways to Explain the Value of a Digital Procurement Investment

September 13th, 2021

Defining and demonstrating ‘value’ is a constant challenge for procurement professionals. Whether you’re making a case for more staff or a digital solution, helping senior…
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A Practical Approach to Achieving Progressive Procurement Targets

August 12th, 2021

Every public contract awarded to an indigenous supplier brings social benefits that extend far beyond simple goods and services. Jobs are created, communities are strengthened,…
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5 Steps to Transforming Your Council’s Contract Management

August 3rd, 2021

After experiencing time-consuming manual processes first-hand, most council procurement teams don’t need to be convinced of the need for an efficient contract management solution. Convincing…
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How to Digitise Your Journey to Sustainable Procurement

August 3rd, 2021

Good procurement was once a case of simply sourcing the right goods and services at the lowest possible cost. These days, however, businesses are realising…
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What Good Risk Management in CLM Looks Like

July 30th, 2021

Risk management is key to contract lifecycle management (CLM) success, but its complex negotiations and administration processes mean the constant danger of costly mistakes.However, an…
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The Top 5 Immediate Impacts of Implementing Digital Procurement

July 7th, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, digital procurement systems are giving procurement teams the power to play a larger strategic role in accelerating business innovation and maturity.…
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How Procurement Can Drive Change For New Zealand’s Maori & Pasifika Business Sector

July 6th, 2021

Procurement departments are used to scrutiny when it comes to securing value for money but, these days, social procurement initiatives mean their dollar is expected…
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MAV: Climbing the value curve with Portt

July 1st, 2021

MAV Procurement (a not-for-profit team devoted to achieving better procurement outcomes for local government in Victoria) has joined forces with Portt to help organisations reduce…
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Benefits of procurement automation

June 30th, 2021

If you work in procurement, you’ve likely heard the saying that effective procurement management is about ‘procuring the right item at the right time from…
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Portt partners with Civica to drive strategic procurement in local councils

May 21st, 2021

Local governments are the backbones of Australian communities, and there’s now more pressure than ever before to ensure ratepayers are getting value for their money.…
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Jenny’s two year anniversary and learning from her story

April 28th, 2021

Following the monthly team meeting (Rochelle made a slice), Jenny pulled Terry (the CFO) aside and explained that if something didn’t change, she would be…
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Jenny’s one year anniversary at local council

April 22nd, 2021

It’s been a whole year since Jenny joined the council. Her anniversary was recognised at the monthly team meeting (Rochelle made cupcakes); however, Jenny didn’t…
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A story of local government procurement: Jenny’s first day at council

April 16th, 2021

To clearly illustrate the importance of obtaining effective, streamlined, and empowering procurement processes and support at local government levels, we wanted to share Jenny’s story…
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Everything You Need to Know About the New Local Government Act 2020

March 4th, 2021

Amid an insane year, changes described as ‘the most comprehensive reform to local government in Victoria for 30 years’ took place, changing how Australian organisations…
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The Hidden Value of Supplier Data

February 2nd, 2021

Throughout your contractual arrangements with your suppliers, a lot of data is created, handled and reported on. From metrics and KPIs to performance and satisfaction…
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The 5 W's of Enabling Meaningful Supplier Analytics

January 27th, 2021

Managing supplier performance and relationships can be an overwhelming task. Most organisations maintain quite a large and complex supplier footprint, delivering a range of unrelatable…
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Here Are The 5 Biggest Benefits Of Great Contract Management For Fleet Managers

January 19th, 2021

Portt’s recent partnership with leading fleet management data analytics company Uniqco is driven by an important fact about fleet management: Good fleet management is good…
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How Portt Enables Great Fleet Management

December 23rd, 2020

What is good fleet management? It’s a question a lot of fleet operators ask. So do company CEOs and CFOs – especially when things don’t…
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The 5 procurement tasks your business should be automating

December 21st, 2020

Are you looking for a way to optimise your organisation’s procurement function, without hiring new employees or investing a huge amount of money in unnecessarily…
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Australian S2C Leader Portt And Top Fleet Data Company Uniqco Partner To Help Fleet Managers

December 16th, 2020

Portt, Australia’s fastest-growing Source-to-Contract (S2C) platform, has teamed with leading fleet management consultants Uniqco to give fleet operators a new and industry-leading one-stop-solution for best-practice…
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Technology now or later? 5 ways to know if you're ready for an automated contract management system

December 9th, 2020

The value of automated contract management software is obvious to many procurement and contract management professionals. Managing contracts manually can leave your team stuck in…
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What you can achieve in 4 weeks with an automated contract system

December 9th, 2020

When it comes to organisational success, automation is paramount to increasing the effectiveness of your operations. Freeing up your employees’ time and resources enables them…
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Process Effectiveness versus Process Efficiency

December 7th, 2020

In the procurement-focused world in which we live, we can often be caught following a process, be that in a sourcing or contract management environment,…
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Webinar: Broadening positive local impact through spend management in the public sector

September 18th, 2020

Now more than ever, businesses and the broader community look to the public sector for stimulus, financial opportunity and a sense of economic security.  Gone…
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How Local Government Can Uphold the 4 Pillars of Wellbeing

August 18th, 2020

In 2019, the amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 reinstated councils’ focus on wellbeing. However we know that for some councils, this focus never…
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Recovering Locally

August 18th, 2020

It has been a challenging year for councils, and the unfortunate truth is that recovery from the impact of COVID-19 is likely to take years.…
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Risky Opportunities: Five tips on how you can improve your supplier risk management practices.

August 10th, 2020

In local government, it’s vital for organisations to have full visibility and control over their supplier base. Not only can this help to mitigate risk,…
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WA Local Government Sector: Delivering Value for Money Through Effective Contract Management

July 21st, 2020

In response to a series of recent state-based Auditor General reports, this webinar explores how effective council contract management can help to satisfy the community,…
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Understand your key suppliers

April 20th, 2020

All companies need to understand their key suppliers and tier them according to importance. Based on the Kraljik matrix (HBR, 1983). Kraljik devised a methodology…
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A Process for Risk Management

February 5th, 2019

A systemised risk management framework empowers you by granting the time and information necessary for you to act! Risk Management is a critical and continuous process and appropriate risk assessments should be undertaken, reviewed and managed proactively. Streamline the necessary and remove the uncertainty...
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Is It Time For A Contract Management System?

December 16th, 2018

Given the ever shifting demands and priorities on resources in large or complex organisations, it’s understandable why the large majority don’t move to a unified, comprehensive Contract Management System (CMS) as soon as they can. Understanding where your organisation sits is the first step in realising the benefits of a CMS.
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The Post Modern ERP

December 3rd, 2018

More businesses and organisations choose to link a series of cloud-based solutions, all from disparate providers, instead of one system. Gartner calls it the “postmodern” or “hybrid” ERP system – and the strategy continues to gain momentum in enterprise.
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