TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

    TCGi kept it all the way up with accolades and announcements! With new partnerships and expanded capabilities, our 2017 looks to end on a great note!                                                       […]

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Introduction Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend are common terms in procurement. As an adjective, rogue can be defined as unpredictable. Maverick can be defined as unorthodox or independent. Well, Tail, we’ll explain that in a minute. Clearly, when talking about your procurement spend processes and procedures, these are not descriptors that will instill […]

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

To find out about all of the amazing happenings and events of the second quarter of 2017, please click here!  It includes the next Ask-Avis webisode on un-managed spend and highlights from events in Sydney, Orlando, NYC, New Orleans, Chicago & more!  
New Webisode in the Ask-Avis Series: Reducing Un-Managed Spend

New Webisode in the Ask-Avis Series: Reducing Un-Managed Spend

Ask Avis: Reducing Un-Managed Spend In this webisode edition of Ask Avis, Avis Yates Rivers, CEO of Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi), provides insights on the topic of Un-Managed Spend, also commonly referred to as Tail Spend. For most medium to large corporations, across all industries, un-managed spend has become a real problem, wasting millions [...]
Ask Avis Webisode Series #2: Reducing Un-Managed (Tail) Spend

Ask Avis Webisode Series #2: Reducing Un-Managed (Tail) Spend

Spend that isn’t effectively managed quickly spirals out of control. This is especially true at the lower-value-purchase end of the spectrum.

How much money is your company losing to Tail Spend? Typically, millions of dollars! Stop the bleeding NOW!

Avis Yates Rivers, provides her insights in 90 seconds for taking those critical first steps that will transform your Procurement Operation!

Ask Avis Webisode Series #1: Contract Management

Ask Avis Webisode Series #1: Contract Management

Effectively managing contracts is one of the most important ways to mitigate risk and stay in compliance.

How much money is your company losing to overlapping contracts?

Avis Yates Rivers, provides her insights in 90 seconds for taking those critical first steps that will transform your Procurement Operation!

Tired of Maverick Spending? Here are 6 Ways To Reduce It.

Tired of Maverick Spending? Here are 6 Ways To Reduce It.

According to a 2016 Benchmark Report: Challenges in Procurement, 80% of senior Procurement executives (100 were interviewed for the report) identify managed spend (as a percentage of total spend) as a key performance indicator. So what does this mean? It means that the value of your Procurement organization is directly tied into its ability to reduce [...]
Creating Magic Together—Sustained Success— WBEs meet in Florida

Creating Magic Together—Sustained Success— WBEs meet in Florida

Creating a successful business takes hard work and persistence. At those moments when all of the pieces start to fall into place, it seems almost magical.  Well, the WBENC’s 2016 National Conference & Business Fair will be an incredible opportunity for “Creating Magic Together” for all those in attendance in Orlando, Florida, June 21 through June [...]
Vendor Overload? Here’s 3 Tips For Managing Your Vendor Relationships

Vendor Overload? Here’s 3 Tips For Managing Your Vendor Relationships

The way you are managing vendor relationships could be hampering your Procurement team’s ability to contribute to your company. According to the Challenges in Asia-Pacific Procurement Benchmark Report that was commissioned specifically for ProcureCon Asia Summit, 45% of respondents report that they are dealing with too many vendors. Not only that, 58% report that less than [...]