Organisations view procurement as increasingly strategic IPG-JAGGAER survey identifies steady overall progress but also a “Covid-19” effect

Organisations view procurement as increasingly strategic

Procurement remains heavily weighted towards operational as opposed to strategic functions, but the latest survey conducted by Swiss-based innovation consultancy IPG Group and leading spend management technology company JAGGAER has identified an ongoing shift towards the strategic. Between July and October 2020 Chief Procurement Officers, Directors of Procurement and other senior executive-level decision makers participated in the 2020 Procurement Performance Excellence (PPE) Survey. The PPE method is based on a proven approach that was developed by IPG in the early 2000s and regularly adapted to the changing best practices in…

Omnichannel key to success for retailers in the Gulf region’s US$308 billion retail industry

Online retailing has changed the consumer behaviour who wants goods delivered to their doorsteps as they wish. From retailing to e-tailing, the efficiency of omnichannel will determine the success and failure of retail Nowadays, everything we want, we can get at our fingertips, whether it’s a pencil, a car or a house. Times have changed and it has changed the shopping experience of customers across the globe. We no longer need to visit a shop or a market; our devices are the new market for us. We have got more…

Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE supplies fleet of Toyota vehicles

الفطيم هرتز الإمارات تزود أسطولاً من مركبات تويوتا هاي إيس

to United Trans for Bus on Demand service in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2021: Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, has announced that it has provided United Trans, a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Serkal group, with Toyota Hiace vehicles for Dubai Bus on Demand service, the world’s most powerful on-demand transit solution in the city. The service is operating in selected zones in Dubai. Al-Futtaim Automotive entered into this agreement in line with its efforts to maintain its heritage of transporting people and goods with the…

JAGGAER highlights the importance of people, processes,  and technology when companies embark on digital procurement transformation  

JAGGAER highlights the importance of people, processes,

JAGGAER SVP of Customer Engagement for EMEA region, Michael Rosch, reveals why companies are digitising their procurement processes and outlines the challenges they face JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) MENA, to deliver a webinar highlighting the importance of people, processes and technology when companies begin their digital procurement transformation and how to improve on existing processes. The webinar revealed that more and more companies are opting to digitally transform their procurement processes to drive operational efficiency,…

Consumers Expect All Brands to Provide Wellness Offerings , New Ogilvy Study Finds

Consumers Expect All Brands to Provide Wellness Offerings

Ogilvy’s New Study is the First to Quantify Wellness Gaps for Brands Looking for Growth  The US$4.5 trillion global wellness economy – growing twice as fast as the global economy – is now so pervasive that for 73% of global consumers, wellness is now considered an essential element of a brand’s strategy. The Ogilvy Wellness Gap study released today has, for the first time, quantified the gap between consumers’ wellness expectations of brands and how they judge delivery against those expectations in seven key sectors – food, snacks, skincare, airlines,…

مسودة تلقائيةLG EMPOWERS UAE BUSINESSES TO ACCELERATE AIR SOLUTIONS AGENDA

مسودة تلقائيةLG EMPOWERS UAE BUSINESSES TO  ACCELERATE AIR SOLUTIONS AGENDA

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, ,(AETOSWire) – As the pandemic unfolded, the need for more advanced air solutions was quickly recognized by businesses the world over, with organizations accelerating their efforts to install new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies at unprecedented speed and scale. With physical spaces now either fully open, or experiencing phased re-openings, from major transport hubs, hotels and entertainment venues, to offices and schools – three common challenges remain: operating efficiently, maintaining comfortable environments and instilling a sense of confidence for people to return. As a…

MakeMyTrip forays into the United Arab Emirates Asia’s leading travel tech platform announces the full-service launch offering flights, hotels, staycations, activities, and more

منصة تكنولوجيا السفر الرائدة في آسيا MakeMyTrip

Amid rising Indian Premier League fever rolls out its first campaign ‘Game On!’ for cricket fans in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 September 2020: MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), one of the leading travel tech platforms in Asia announced its foray into the United Arab Emirates with its portfolio of rich travel offerings for travelers across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain. With over two decades of experience in serving and catering to the ever-evolving traveler needs in the region, the company has…

Ogilvy’s Paul O’Donnell voted President of EACA

Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been elected as the new President of the EACA UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 8 AM MAY 12TH Brussels/London, 12 May 2020: Paul O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Ogilvy EMEA has been voted as the new President of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) for a two-year term. He succeeds Dominic Grainger, Chief Executive Officer, WPP Specialist Communications, who has been EACA’s head since 2016. O’Donnell’s two-year tenure will be focussed on increasing co-operation and collaboration across Europe as the world’s largest advertising market…

Global Education Platform Streamlines Digital Customer Experiences, Boosts Student Engagement, and Increases App Rating by 71% With Swrve

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— Swrve, the world leader in mobile marketing and customer engagement announced today that Wall Street English is increasing in-app engagement and boosting student retention with Swrve. The award-winning education platform uses Swrve to deliver hyper relevant localized mobile messaging to students in 28 countries worldwide. Awarded Best Education Platform of the Year by Education Investor Global, Wall Street English helps people learn English through a unique method that blends in-app lessons with highly-personalized, face-to-face support. With more than 3 million alumni and over 90,000 students enrolled worldwide,…

Telefónica Selects Swrve To Drive Customer Engagement

Swrve Selected as Premier Technology Partner for Telefónica, One of the World’s Largest Telecom Operators and Mobile Network Providers SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)-– Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, announced today that Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunication operators and mobile network providers in the world, has chosen Swrve to drive app adoption, engagement, and subscriber satisfaction. With this partnership, Telefónica will be able to reliably scale relevant, real time customer experiences to more than 350 million customers across 14 countries worldwide. Telefónica has chosen Swrve as their…