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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Move that ‘binder’ to the cloud

move your supplier intelligence binders to the cloud

Eleven years ago, I was visiting a client who wanted to introduce me to a supplier she highly recommended. “Steph, you need to meet these guys,” she said. “They are incredible and have done great work for my team.” She leaned behind her desk and grabbed a two-inch thick binder filled with business cards from […]

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Note to Suppliers: Don’t Fear the Aggregators

I attended a supplier conference a couple of weeks ago. It featured a panel of procurement representatives talking about the increased demand for automation, rationalization, speed, and scale. There were many frowns in the audience. Someone stood up and explained that they had built a 30 year business based on positive relationships with budget holders. […]

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Procurement Needs Actionable Intelligence

actionable intelligence procurement supplier discovery

Procurement professionals have significant supplier and market intelligence needs. Whether for strategic sourcing, category management, supplier relationship management, or new solution innovation, actionable information is a key input for strategic procurement teams. And this information must be up to date and trustworthy in order to increase procurement’s impact on the organization. Procurement gathers information and […]

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The new tealbook app has you covered

This week, tealbook made our ‘mobile debut’ in the iTunes Store. Our app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (an Android version is on the way soon…) takes our already instant supplier discovery and knowledge management and makes them available anytime and anyplace: Are you attending a conference where you just met […]

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Explaining tealbook

tealbook is simple to use, but not so simple to explain. Mostly because tealbook’s value is different based on everyone’s objectives. Differing objectives aside, what we know for sure is that when sourcing is empowered with comprehensive, credible, and up-to-date supplier information, it helps ensure success right from those critical first steps of due diligence. tealbook also […]

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Empowered Sourcing

tealbook’s vision to empower sourcing has always been clear to me. There is tremendous value for internal stakeholders and their company when sourcing is successfully integrated early in the process. Through my career, I have witnessed firsthand the inefficiencies of sourcing suppliers. No one person or party is to blame for this. Quite simply, it’s […]

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From feedback to features

Employees often join an organization with established supplier relationships from previous companies. Very often, employees aren’t up to speed on supplier relationships in their new organization, and haven’t learned about preferred suppliers’ capabilities. In larger companies, employees know alliances exist with established networks; however, they find it difficult to identify the agencies that are part […]

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