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Why the Brexit trade deal requires good supply chain management.

The UK and European Union finally announced the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and with the new trade agreements in…
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The key to making savings with your Budget? It’s in your Contract Management Solution and Spend Analysis.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having had a major impact on the global economy over the last few months, many CFOs…
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Five Steps To Make Your Supplier Relationship Management Strategy Digital

Your supplier relationship management strategy, and your supplier on-boarding process to gain compliant credential renewals are a strict necessity towards…
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The Benefits of a Supplier Portal

Supplier Portal, Supplier Log In, Supplier On-Boarding Process… its functionality and benefits take many names and forms. Many people do…
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Five Strategies To Build Supply Chain Resilience

Supply chain resilience is currently an increasing concern for professionals in procurement as supply chains falling through has severely affected…
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Implementing Contracts Management: The Proof is in the Pudding

Has the COVID-19 pandemic sped up digital transformation in your organisation? Despite the virus’ devastating impact on the economy, businesses…
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A GCloud Approved Compliant and Seamless Contracts Management System

How did your spreadsheets hold up in the pandemic? Are spreadsheets letting you down?Do you need an efficient and effective…
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Handling COVID-19: Seamless Homeworking, Collaborative Data and Contracts Management

COVID-19 is increasingly and unavoidably at the top of everyone’s minds. It’s certainly at the top of ours. We have…
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Are Spreadsheets Stalling Your Company Growth?

There are many ways to assess the potential growth and health of a company, from measureable data such as a…
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How Contract Management Spreadsheets and Contract Lifecycle Management Systems Differ

Businesses still typically use Excel spreadsheets to manage contracts with a database that captures key information around contracts management. Businesses…
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Control, Compliance & Connected Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is at the heart of business strategy – used to plan your organisations supply and demand for…
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Don’t Get Exhausted by Your Supplier Relationship Management

A lot of the noise around contract management is the importance of having all your contract data in one place so procurement…
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What’s Wrong With Your Contracts Management Process?

Do you feel you are stuck in a system that just doesn’t do what you want it to do? And…
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How Can Directors Help Procurement Teams Be More Strategic?

We understand that within the organisations the biggest area of spend is in procurement, so how can directors – especially…
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Are You Pushing Your Spreadsheets To Beyond Their Limits?

How do you currently use Excel? Would you say you are the whiz kid of creating complex calculations and colourful…
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How To Prepare Your Contract Repository For 2019

It’s the second week of January and we are all back to business. Now that you have got your feet…
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Procurement Moves Forward with Connected Supplier Relationship Management

“With supply chains becoming more globalised, technology rapidly advancing and increased participation in social media, there is room for a…
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Collaborative Work for a Strategic Supply Chain

“We’ve essentially lost touch with what “value” truly means and more importantly how an organization must collaborate, both internally and…
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Evidence Compliance, Eliminate Risk and Control Contracts

What lessons have we learned from the recent collapse of the British multinational facilities management and construction services? Compliance and…
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GDPR Compliance within your Contracts Management System

In two months the new General Data Protection Regulations will go live, and it will be having a massive impact…
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A Lesson to be Learned: The Sensational Story of Data Misuse

‘Tech giant Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and…
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New Year, New Contract Management System: How Accord can help in 2018

The usual cliché saying and chatter around self-improvement and change around the beginning of January can sometimes not be took…
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Accord: 2017 Updates You May Want

Twelve months, 52 weeks, 260 working days. During 2017 we made some changes to our Accord Contracts Management System that…
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Regulation 84 Accord Development Shortlisted for Award

Target have developed some new functionality to the Accord Contract Management System and is now shortlisted for another Innovation Award.…
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How is my Supplier Relationship Management Strategy doing? Call Accord.

Knowing your suppliers is an important aspect in procurement and purchasing, as conquering your supply chain and having an effective…
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Why Ditching The Spreadsheet Will Improve Control, Visibility, Contracts Compliance and Savings.

Organisations have spent years working out of Excel spreadsheets, but as contract management challenges arise and technology starts to change…
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Take a Different Approach to your Contract Management Process

As the new year approaches, we tend to start to think about the changes we will make for the new…
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Securing your Supply Chain and Contracts Data

‘Securing information and ICT infrastructure begins at the time of purchase. The reality however, is that to protect the organisation…
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Making Additions for Contracts Compliance

Procurement and purchasing departments are always on the look out to optimise and update technology to help them get control…
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Scratching the Surface of A Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

“Innovation led by cross functional procurement and non-procurement teams, supplier management has grown to encompass a wide range of initiatives…
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Can Elements of Contract Management Software Build NHS Procurement Practices?

“More needs to be done to ensure that decisions about resourcing are made based on full visibility of health need…
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Stop Making Costly Mistakes in your Contract Lifecycle Management

“Poor IT contract management can cost your business time, money and legal fees. Here’s how to minimize risk by focusing…
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Contract Management Systems the Solution to Help Save Your Risk Management

“Management functions help increase consistency and reduce workload for internal resources by establishing standard key performance indicators for critical relationships…
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Accelerating Efficient Procurement Processes Within The NHS

‘NHS England will take a new approach to IT procurement that combines a centralised focus on obtaining “key systems” to…
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Procurement Goals Don’t Achieve Themselves – Here’s how Contract Management Tools can get you right on track.

Already set your new financial year procurement goals? Well, once you have (like finally not missing that contract expiry), you…
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Health Service Procurement Equipment Management to Control Spend

It has been said that despite the reform, the NHS’ procurement process still delivers poor value for money. The reform…
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What Is The Future For NHS Procurement?

Many articles out in the public eye have highlighted; ‘NHS could save £5bn a year on workforce and supplies’ ‘The…
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Setting Procurement Processes for Success in the Public Sector

At Target we are seeing some great results and success from one of our products in the public sector. Our contract…
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Built For Purpose Systems To Improve Data Audits

‘The provider did not have adequate systems in place to monitor covenant compliance, despite being warned in an audit management…
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Reaching New Levels In 2015

Now we are back into the full swing of work from the holidays, we are once again asking the same…
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Handle 2015 Budget With Better Procurement Strategies

‘Procurement leaders need to take a look at their processes and goals to determine how they can best showcase their…
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Importance Of A Contracts Life Cycle

‘The failure to place contracts in a system where they can be reviewed, organized and managed through their life cycle…
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Better Procurement Practices; It’s For A Greater Good!

‘Better procurement practices represent a tremendous opportunity to improve efficiency and free up as much as £2 billion more for…
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The Need for Change

‘The National Audit Office (NAO) said that changes in culture and practices are necessary after identifying a number of weaknesses…
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Could You Use The Help Of A Contracts Management System?

First question is, how are you currently handling your day to day contract management activities? Which of the following would…
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How Do You Shape Up Your Suppliers To Negotiate Better Contracts?

Supplier Relationship Management is an important aspect to contract management and success in procurement and purchasing. If you haven’t got…
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The Problems for Non-Users of Contract Management Systems

“Mass storage without a centralised archival system , whether hardcopy or digital, still leaves companies with an insufficient portrait of…
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The Importance of Contract Tracking in Procurement

‘The failure to place contracts in a system where they can be reviewed, organised and managed through their life cycle means that companies…
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Saving Millions In The Long Run

Supply Management, (2013). ‘Procurement overhaul at John Lewis saves £90 million’. Online < http://sm.redactive.co.uk/news/2013/procurement-overhaul-at-john-lewis-saves-90-million/> Even though this article is over…
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Technology Evolution for Business Procurement

Technology in terms of software is expanding in to the dimensions of procurement. The evolution of technology over the years…
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The Butterfly Effect of Contracts Data Management

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one…
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Procurement Central to NHS Development

The NHS is one of the world’s leading health systems for quality and the very best value for money; it…
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Bedford NHS seek and secure Supply Contract Compliance with Accord

Bedford NHS Trust working with Target’s contract management system, Accord to secure control of supply contract compliance. Bedford Hospital NHS…
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Let Contract Management Take Centre Stage

2011 is fast approaching; there is just only over a month left until the end of the year! The overwhelming…
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Salisbury NHS select Accord Contracts Information Management to remove spreadsheets and deliver automation

Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for their patients…
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Blackpool and The Fylde College select Accord for Purchasing Contract Management System

The College is governed by the Corporation Board, a group of individuals who represent the interests of the College and…
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4 Important traits to have in Online-Based Contract Management Systems

There are a lot of contract management systems out there on the market, but what makes a good online based contract management…
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Deliver Control, Compliance and Savings with Five Key Functions

Every year, devastating losses are being made in businesses from missing crucial contract deadlines. The process of negotiation, drafting, reviewing…
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We’re Going Beyond Basic Contracts Management

Here at Target we have described many times how important it is to dump your existing contract management solutions and…
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Accord: A Modern Twist on a Traditional Contracts Management

Who? Accord What? Accord is a contracts management system. Where? Target’s Accord contracts management system can be used in your…
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