The Upside of Supplier Intelligence

Overview tealbook recently partnered with The Hackett Group to research the cost, effort, and business impact of supplier discovery and qualification. The resulting data became the foundation of a four-city series of executive roundtables focused on exploring and capturing the strategic impact of working collaboratively with the right suppliers and having easier access to peer […]

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Having a Knowledge Retention & Management Plan

In a recent blog post, Zoe Meinecke of Openview Partners wrote about the symptoms that are present in organizations that lack a knowledge retention program. As she points out in the following quote, knowledge management is often more theoretical than it is practical, leaving leadership teams with a significant (and costly) void of actionable information. “In […]

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tealbook’s Next Generation: Driving the Future of Accessible Supplier Intelligence  

I have spent my working life building enterprise software companies as a software developer, a designer and an executive. Usually I’ve been involved from the very beginning, but when I joined tealbook as COO it was already growing fast. What really had me hooked was a vision I shared with Stephany Lapierre (CEO) and Geoff […]

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I was wrong… and I’m glad my team was right.

tealbook Concierge Service supplier discovery

A couple of weeks ago, tealbook introduced our Concierge Service, which allows any enterprise user to quickly receive a vetted list of qualified suppliers, each time – every time. Concierge was enthusiastically received for its ability to take tealbook’s instant supplier searches a step further: validating that the suppliers discovered through VET meet business requirements, are […]

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Increased Procurement Agility through Improved Mobile Connectivity

Procurement is becoming a more agile, interactive corporate function. In order to support this expanded outreach, we need instant access to information and a way to capture and preserve knowledge. Given the prevalence of mobile technology, procurement is quickly transitioning from a laptop-based function to one empowered by handheld smart devices. In a recent article […]

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Why SAP can’t build it

During this year’s ProcureCon Pharma conference, a panel was addressing best practices in vendor management. During this discussion, one of the panelists asked why no one had developed a good supplier dashboard that would centralize supplier information and give greater visibility to a company’s existing supplier base. She specifically called out to SAP folks to […]

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Can you identify suppliers in 6 minutes?

A client recently logged into tealbook and started a VET (tealbook’s propriety supplier search engine) by entering three keywords: market access, reimbursement, emergency medicine. In 2 seconds, she got 8 supplier recommendations that met her requirements. 3 were known by her company and 5 were completely new to her. She entered a few critical requirements […]

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PharmaVOICE 100 Recognizes Entrepreneurial Innovation at tealbook

In 2005, PharmaVOICE started the annual PharmaVOICE 100 awards program to recognize the exceptional men and women in the lifescience industry who provide inspiration by taking active and innovative approaches to the challenges our industry faces. This year, tealbook is proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, is being recognized as one […]

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Inspired Entrepreneur – A Short Story That Led to Collective Supplier Intelligence

tealbook Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, was recently featured on the global entrepreneurial networking site beeleev. Read her thoughts on the entrepreneurial process: I’ve founded two companies in the last 9 years. And while it is not necessarily a pace I would recommend for everyone (especially if you have young kids!), the entrepreneurial process is […]

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It is time to reinvent the way procurement manages supplier information

‘Back in the day’ procurement professionals used to talk about Supplier Information Management (SIM). Over time, information about supplier performance against established KPIs was incorporated and the effort became known as Supplier Performance Management (SPM). Now that supply base collaboration is all the rage, you’re more likely to read about Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), although […]

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