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2014-07-04 23:03:04

High-visibility uniform prices are expected to rise on the back of the rebounding construction sector in the three years to 2014; due to rising road construction activity, the price of high-visibility uniforms are expected to further increase over the three years to 2017. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of High-Visibility Uniforms to its growing collection...

2014-07-03 12:28:09

PRISM(TM) is delivering the benefits of integrated acquisition modernization DULLES, Va., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compusearch® is pleased to welcome the USDA's National Finance Center to the ranks of the OMB-designated Federal Shared Services Providers (FSSPs). The National Finance Center also uses Compusearch's PRISM(TM) as the acquisition management system within its integrated business management solution which provides core accounting and procurement services....

2014-07-03 12:21:31

Industry experts to discuss the opportunities for creating mutual value with suppliers when sourcing direct materials in July 16 webinar PITTSBURGH, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Directworks, a leading provider of direct materials sourcing and supplier management software, and Spend Matters, the world's largest online source of procurement-focused research, commentary, technology, and best practice coverage, will host a webinar entitled "Supplier Collaboration in Strategic Sourcing: An...

2014-07-02 23:09:32

Phone and video conferencing equipment is in the decline stage of its life cycle because buyers have many alternatives for phone and video conferencing equipment; the availability of alternatives boosts buying power, as buyers can purchase substitutes or use them as leverage in negotiations with suppliers. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Phone &...

2014-07-01 23:09:36

Stephen Markle’s Board Designation Demonstrates Company’s Focus on Integrating into the Spend Management Solution Space Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 MarginPoint, a leading provider of cloud-based indirect material/MRO management solutions, today announced the addition of Stephen Markle to the company’s Board of Directors. With more than 18 years of technology experience, Markle has an extensive background in SaaS and spend management solutions, as well as a successful...

2014-07-01 23:01:01

Strengthening demand has been pushing up industrial use gas prices steadily over the past few years, but in the coming years, strong growth in natural gas prices will also contribute to rising industrial use gas prices as suppliers pass these rising input costs onto buyers. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm, IBISWorld, has updated a report on the procurement of Industrial Use Gases in its growing...

2014-07-01 12:30:06

NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Construction Awards, hosted by leading accounting and consulting firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and presented by The New York Building Congress (NYBC), The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY), and The American Institute of Architects - New York Chapter (AIA-NY) honored industry innovators, leaders and rising stars at Bloomberg Headquarters in New York City on June 19(th)....

2014-07-01 12:20:52

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of June 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-06-30 23:05:58

Buyers have benefited from steadily falling prices for security software over the past decade; free security software has made strong inroads into the market in recent years, and its position as a viable (though lower quality) alternative to paid security software has forced suppliers to lower their prices to remain competitive. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the...

2014-06-30 23:05:08

To provide more value, suppliers are increasingly developing new technologies to make resilient flooring more durable and more moisture resistant and these efforts have supported price growth during the period; however, the large pool of suppliers combined with the high availability of substitutes has given buyers greater leverage during the negotiation process. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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