8 stories that put Tradeshift in the spotlight in May

June 8, 2017 Haley Fraser

April showers bring May flowers. In our case, hard work and innovation lead to recognition. May was a month filled with fulfilling validation from industry analysts and other notable organizations. We’re thrilled to briefly take you a step away from the misspelled tweets concerning the mainstream media, and into the world of procure-to-pay excellence.

1. Started from the bottom now we here

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been included in The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017 as a Strong Performer! This recognition is further validation on our journey to provide much needed innovation to this space. We look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission to bring Commerce For All.

2. DHL embraces the future of robotics in the supply chain

Companies that can figure out how to automate aspects of their supply chains will ultimately emerge victorious over those who refuse to adopt cutting edge technology. DHL, a leader in shipping and logistics, has taken the first steps in uncovering the potential these technologies have for disrupting the supply chain. See how they’re using Tradeshift to enable automation in their supply chain and also check out the new case study detailing the latest in how they’re using Tradeshift for managing millions of e-docs.

3. Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes innovative trailblazers in more than 145 cities in 60 countries who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.” In April, we were thrilled to announce that Christian Lanng was a semifinalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Awards in the Northern California program. In May, he was bumped up to a finalist! Stay tuned for June 23 when the winner is announced!

4. The future of commerce is inclusive, says Christian Lanng, Tradeshift’s CEO

Why should business commerce appear any different than business to consumer commerce? Shouldn’t all buying experiences be at the cutting edge and exude the same sophistication? Head over to Forbes to read what Christian Lanng has to say about the inclusivity of commerce, and how the way we buy is shaping the future.

5. From watch to know

In 2015, we were humbled to be featured on the Spend Matters ‘50 to Watch’ list. This year,  we’re excited to announce that Tradeshift has been featured on the Spend Matters ‘50 to Know’ list for 2016. We’re thrilled to gain the acknowledgment, and will be working to keep our profile as high as possible with Spend Matters and other industry analyst firms.

6. Whose job is it anyway?

Although officially announced on June 1st, the United State’s exit from the Paris Climate Agreement might be one of the most influential decisions on global supply chains this year.  While the United States government has chosen to withdraw, many supply chain leaders are stepping up to the challenge of confronting climate change. Tradeshift partner EcoVadis’ Co-CEO, Pierre-François Thaler, stated: “To make up for what the US government has done,” Mr. Thaler concluded, “we need the global 500 to ramp up their commitment to a total supply chain solution.”

7. Creativity abounds

Silicon Valley is known for pushing the envelope in many ways, one of which is the traditional office setting. Here, we’d rather have a meeting on a hammock than in a blank conference room, and appreciate open discussion over isolating cubicles. We’re glad to be recognized by American Express as one of the Top Ten Coolest Office Spaces.

8. The World Procurement Congress

What is supplier collaboration, and how can your organization benefit from it? These were some of the questions posed on the panel: Supplier Collaboration Management: Driving Change at the World Procurement Congress. This in-depth panel seeks to explore some of the challenges your organization might face when trying to move beyond category management-based organization. Even if you weren’t able to attend the event, you’ll get some of the juicy highlights from this video.