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Now is the Time to Review Your Background Check Services

"State of the Current Market – According to ProcurementIQ, a procurement trending organization, the steady demand for background check services, especially as social media has expanded, has enabled the industry to increase at a rate of 1.2% per year over the past 4 years."

Three steps to navigate the pandemic economic recovery

Amidst the current economic uncertainty, one weapon can be used by any business to safeguard finances and enhance operations—spend management principles and resources. If your company needs a consistent approach, this report will get you started.

Small Parcel Services

What is your data telling you? Investigate and recover opportunities regardless of dollar amount. Automate dispute submission and resolution tasks. Create systematic processes to drive and increase cost savings. CCM uses a leading technology that includes automated audit, business intelligence, and contract negotiation solutions.

Payroll Services Overview

Payroll service providers are growing into Professional Employer Organizations or PEOs, offering workforce administration, time and attendance and other HR functions besides payroll processing. CCM will help you determine the best HR administration option for your business by evaluating vendors and contracts.

Case Study: Private Equity Optimization

CCM spend management consultants work closely with finance and procurement executives to monitor and reduce expenses on indirect spend categories. In the past few years, CCM delivered over 20.4M in contract cash flow for 6 Goldman Sachs companies and reduced unnecessary expenditures.

Optimization of Copiers and Printers

Uncover an optimal portfolio of print and copier equipment with CCM's custom solution. Most organizations have a large number of different types of devices (personal printers, network printers, MFDs and copy machines) located across various networks and non-network locations.
legal overhead

Controlling legal overhead for law firm resilience

Ten years ago, an economic crisis hit law firms sharply enough to compel a new pace of firmwide change and innovation. The new health and economic crisis of 2020 may have the same effect on the coming decade, making overhead and operational cost structures a new priority.

The Doable Dozen of contract negotiations

In order to maximize cash flow and become as agile as possible to compete effectively and prepare for future shocks, we have put together a list of contract recommendations that we call The Doable Dozen, which offers twelve ideas for the major components of every contract:
office supply market

How remote work is affecting the office supply market

There has been a surge in demand for office supplies as newly remote workers set up their home offices. However, not all companies are paying or offering to pay for remote office products. Today’s most pressing office product question: Who pays for home office expenses and how do we manage ordering?
fedex & ups

Is FedEx cheaper than UPS?

FedEx or UPS? That’s a question asked daily in mailrooms and shipping departments around the country. Most companies have relationships with both, and good shipping clerks know which one to use based on needs and circumstances. This discussion of FedEx versus UPS will focus on a service and spend management perspective.
background checks

Background check considerations for 2019

In a shooting in Aurora, Illinois, five Pratt employees lost their lives, including the gunman. This was a horrific, senseless tragedy that is now leading to growing concern about workplace violence and if such violence could have been prevented by strenuous background checks.
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Brexit supply chain concerns

Bracing for the possibility of a hard Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving both the EU and its single market), UK businesses who work with outside suppliers are taking efforts to manage risks related to Brexit uncertainty.   Such efforts include renegotiating vendor contracts and offering additional training to employees about customs issues.

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