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Procurement and the "as a Service" Movement

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Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes two guests: Christopher Clabby and Al Jacobs.

Christopher Clabby is a Principal at PGV Advisors. Chris’ expertise is working with business owners and corporate executives to identify business challenges and leading the development and implementation of cross functional finance, tax and operational solutions that deliver measurable value. With nearly 30 years of experience in professional services, the last 15 in various leadership roles, Chris has helped deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of value to organizations ranging from privately owned middle market businesses to Fortune 25 companies.

Al Jacobs is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Puridiom, a leading provider of enterprise Procure-to-Pay spend management solutions. He has over 27 years of experience in software product design, development, implementation, consulting and project management. Within the supply chain arena, he has 25 years of domain expertise where he continues to educate organizations on strategic ways to overcome evolving challenges and achieve best-in-class results.

Puridiom and Christopher Clabby recently presented a webinar on Procurement and the “as a Service” movement, available on demand here. In this conversation, we discuss several extentions of the content covered in that webinar including:

  • Three ways procurement can tell if they are a candidate for a Procurement-as-a-Service program
  • Why Procurement-as-a-Service is NOT outsourcing
  • How an organization should prepare to make the most of the Procurement-as-a-Service mode