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Reinvigorate this early stage of your purchasing projects

Don’t overlook this important first step. This is the ideal stage to gain an understanding of your organization’s needs, recognize where procurement fits in and discover how you can add value to the process. Plan for a successful project with articles, best practices, checklists and more.

Current Articles

  • Tools and Worksheets

Action Plan for Internet Research

  • Tools and Worksheets , Assess Opportunity, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Procurement Best Practices, Procurement Research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

5 Tips: Say This, Not That to Build Trust in Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Assess Opportunity , Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Relationships, Credibility, Trust
  • Market News

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q4 2018

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market , Tariffs, Steel, Oil, Net Neutrality
  • Market News

A Shift In Strategy: Improving Global Water Management

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Water Infrastructure, Water Quality, Water Treatment
  • Tools and Worksheets

Video: Intro to ProcurementIQ Research

  • Tools and Worksheets , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Time , Market Intelligence, Market Research, Category Research
  • Articles & Insights

Who Are Your Stakeholders?

  • Improve Credibility , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy , Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Market News

3D Printers: Navigating the Market

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Manufacturing, Technology
  • Market News

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q3 2018

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Commodity Trends, Tax Reform, Interest Rates
  • Articles & Insights

3 Tips to Increase Speed to Market

  • Save Time , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Market Research, Market Intelligence, Category Research, Speed to Market
  • Articles & Insights

Global Sourcing with ProcurementIQ

  • Assess Opportunity , International Contracts, Global Sourcing, Globalization
  • Articles & Insights

If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Category Research, Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • Tools and Worksheets

No Matter the Category, We've Got a Report For It

  • Assess Opportunity , Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Make Data Manageable with the ProcurementIQ Data Wizard

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Time , Data Wizard, Market Data
  • Tools and Worksheets

Assessing an Opportunity: The First Step in the Procurement Process

  • Assess Opportunity , Procurement Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Trends in Software: Automating Procurement and Business Operations

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Procurement Technology
  • Articles & Insights

Uncovering Savings Through Sustainable Strategies

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Conduct RFP Strategy , Sustainability, Energy Management
  • Articles & Insights

Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Oil & Gas, Globalization
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q2 2017

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk , Macroeconomic Update
  • Articles & Insights

#Learning: Understanding a new Category

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market , Professional Development
  • Articles & Insights

Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Steel Prices
  • Articles & Insights

Process Water: Building A Better System

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Articles & Insights

Invest in Wildfire Protection Techniques to Reduce Insurance Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy , Fire Protection, Property Insurance, Strategic Sourcing
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Public Procurement & Negotiating in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Save Money , Procurement research
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices From a Seasoned Procurement Officer

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Best Practices, Procurement Strategy
  • Market News

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy , Transportation, Regulation
  • Articles & Insights

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Macroeconomic Update
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Save Time, Reduce Risk , Procurement research
  • Articles & Insights

Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Procurement, Compliance
  • Market News

A Global Gas Market Is Only Natural

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Reduce Risk , Natural Gas, Oil & Gas
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Manager at Chain IQ

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market , Market Research
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager-Global Procurement

  • Identify Suppliers , Assess Opportunity, Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy , Policy
  • Articles & Insights

The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Set Strategy , Technology
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Peter Z. McKay, Business Librarian at the University of

  • Assess Opportunity , Negotiate , Market Research
  • Articles & Insights

Price & Profit: Effects of the 2017 Oil & Gas Recovery

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy , Oil & Gas
  • Market News

Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy , Logistics, Supply Chain Risk
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Mike Maguire, VP of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc.

  • Save Money , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers , Market Research
  • Market News

Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market , Water Treatment, Water Quality
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy , Supply Chain Management
  • Articles & Insights

Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Retail Industry
  • Market News

Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment
  • Market News

The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity , Interest Rates
  • Market News

The Tightening Labor Market

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Labor Market
  • Articles & Insights

Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

  • Develop Business Requirements , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money , Energy Effieciency, Energy Consumption
  • Market News

New FAA Guidelines Pave Way for Expanding Commercial Drone Sales

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy , Regulation, Commercial Drones
  • Articles & Insights

Getting The Lead Out

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , Water Treatment, Water Infrastructure, Water Quality
  • Articles & Insights

Grim Outlook for Oil and Gas Markets

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity , Oil and Gas, OPEC
  • Market News

On the Campaign Trail to Higher Advertising Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Advertising, Political Campaigns
  • Market News

Innovation in Creation: Demand Rises While Prices Drop for 3D Printing M

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , 3D Printing, Manufacturing, R&D
  • Market News

Wood Pulp & Paper Prices Continue to Rise

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Save Money , Commodity Trends, Consumer Spending, E-Commerce, Industrial Production
  • Market News

The Fed Finally Raises Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Reduce Risk , FOMC, Federal Funds Rate, Interest Rates, Financing Services
  • Market News

Retail Strategies to Boost Holiday Revenue

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements , Retail Industry, Consumer Spending, E-Commerce, Warehousing