Source One Round Up: May 5, 2017

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Torey Guingrich, Sourcing Innovation, May 1, 2017

When it comes to spend categorized as software, there are opportunities to reduce maintenance costs without sacrificing the applications and subscription based licensing purchases that your organization prefers to use. Source One Consultant Torey Guingrich explains the areas that support Procurement in asking the important questions to get the necessary information from IT to help decide if third party maintenance is an option. Being aware of all current owned licenses, associated maintenance costs and structures, the roadmap for the current software system in use, the length of time the solution has been in place, and further details will all give procurement a better understand of the application lifecycle and decide if a third party provider should be considered.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
In just two weeks, the Source One team will be heading out to Orlando, Florida for the Institute for Supply Management’s annual international conference! ISM2017 will welcome more than 2,500 supply chain professionals from around the world for four days of informative presentations, educational sessions, and various networking opportunities. Of the many experiences offered throughout ISM2017, exclusive experiences like sub-conference Exec In are designed for specific attendees of the conference’s audience. As the exclusive sponsors of Exec In, Source One is pleased is offer a setting for supply management leaders and decision makers to join with other management to reconsider processes and plan ahead for the future of their organization. The Source One team looks forward to meeting with other procurement experts and discussing the future of the industry during the supply chain event of the year. 
While Corporate United prepares for their national SYNERGY conference this fall, they’ll be hosting a series of events across the country to give professionals in a variety of regional areas the opportunity to participate in the Road to SYNERGY. The first stop of the series will be in Baltimore, MD on June 6th, and supply chain professionals local to the area are invited to come together for a one day conference to collaborate and discuss hot topics in anticipation of SYNERGY 2017.  Source One’s team is anticipating these focused opportunities to join with other procurement and supply chain professionals to exchange insights. Source One will also be featured as a Gold Sponsor of the 2017 SYNERGY conference. Following Baltimore, Corporate United, Source One and other guests on the Road to SYNERGY will make their way to Dallas, TX! 
ISM New York’s annual Risk Management conference was originally scheduled for the end of March but has been postponed until June 14th due to Snow Storm Stella. However the schedule will remain as anticipated, and attendees can look forward to all the focused sessions that were planned for the March event. The line up included a variety of presentations discussing industry trends and featured speakers that include procurement and supply chain experts who offer their expectations for the industry in 2017.  This one-day conference is a great opportunity for procurement professionals to regroup after the international ISM conference hosted in May. Source One’s supply chain and procurement experts are anticipating attending this event and getting the chance to collaborate with other professionals in the region. 

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