ICYMIM: May 13, 2019

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Go Deep or Go Home: A personal essay on my favorite SolutionMap persona
Jason Busch, Spend Matters, 5/13/2019
Spend Matters has identified seven personas in their SolutionsMap, including "Nimble, Deep, Turn-Key, Configurator, CIO Friendly as well as Optimizer for sourcing providers and Global for CWS vendors." Jason Busch defends his choice of Deep for his personal favorite persona group. Busch admittingly notes that the Deep persona is "going in the way of the compact disc," but goes on to explain the importance of this persona, as he sees it. The Deep Pesona is a continuous learner, someone willing to dive deep and push the boundaries for the sake of improvement, and in comparison to the masses yearning "instant gratification," the results speak for themselves, accoridng to Busch. Visit for the details on his argument. 

CRO-to-CRO Video Series: Episode 5 Helps Procurement Organizations Drive Business Value
Tara Berezowsky, Spend Matters, 5/13/2019
The final episode! Michel Janssen and Pierre Mitchell have covered every inch of where digital tranformation is today, over the first four episodes. In the fifth and final episode, chief resarch guru of Everest Group, Michel Janssen, and chief research officer at Spend Matters, Pierre Mitchell, discuss how to drive business value from the innovative ecosystem they've been talking about through getting a deep knowledge of the intelligence and leveraging that infromation. Visit the article to get access to the final video.

The April ISM-New York Report on Business: Lofty Long-term Expectations
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point, 5/2/2019
Barner gives a report rundown covering Current Business Conditions, Six-Month Outlook, Employment, Quantity of Purchases, Prices Paid, and Revenues of April for New York. She continues with further considerations about the report and what this means for business. Visit her article for more about the April ISM-New York Report and to view the report for yourself.

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