Zero in on these three top CWM strategies

Fast track your program success

How are you tracking toward your 2019 goals? Have you implemented the right strategies to see the results you wanted?

If you feel like it might be time to revisit your plan, you’re in luck. Beeline gathered over 300 of your industry peers at our customer conference recently, and asked them to share where they’re seeing the biggest impact at their organizations. Three strategies kept bubbling to the surface. From intelligent talent acquisition to ensuring your program is never stuck in place, we’re spilling the secrets.

Want to understand an analyst’s take on CWM priorities? Check out the next resource.

“At the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategies.”

-Lawrence Bossidy, author and former CEO of GE and Honeywell

Set your sights on best-in-class performance

Validate your program’s roadmap

Curious about how your VMS program stacks up to others? Metrics That Matter, a brand new report by Ardent Partners, can do just that.

What performance metrics are most important? Which technologies are driving ROI? How should the latest market trends impact your workforce priorities? The report dives deeper into all of these questions.

  • Adoption rates for key industry solutions like VMS, MSP, and digital staffing
  • Which metrics best tell the story behind your program’s performance and maturity
  • The procurement and HR strategies, capabilities, and competencies making a difference
  • The performance spectrum of best-in-class contingent workforce programs

Are you looking to jumpstart your stalled program? Check out the next resource.

“Know what you want. Clarity is power. And vague goals promote vague results.”


Rise to the occasion

Don’t accept diminishing returns

Many relationships start with the best intentions and the promise of forever. But sometimes, we lose sight of that along the way. Your relationship with your VMS provider is no different.

If you’re in need of a reboot, download this guide to best-in-class programs. In it, we list six areas of focus that should be front and center—like having a multi-faceted talent pipeline strategy and tapping into workforce analytics that help you make better decisions. Challenge your VMS provider to create a new roadmap for what success looks like to you.

Don’t let lackluster ideas and solutions stop you from reaching new heights. Put your VMS to the test to see if they’re in it for the long haul.

Are you all out of low-hanging fruit and ready to get serious about the Future of Work? Check out the next resource.

“81% want to be more agile, vs. 24% who want more cost savings. Has your VMS provider risen up to meet your new goals?”

— 2018 Ardent State of CWM report


Take your VMS program out of cruise control

Discover what’s possible

If your VMS program goals haven’t changed since launch, you’re treading water. If your provider isn’t driving you forward, take matters into your own hands. Check out the latest Ardent Partners report: the annual study found 71% of business leaders feel pressure to adapt, and it’s changing how they get work done.

Are you feeling it, too? Download the report to see how industry leaders have moved beyond blocking-and-tackling to get closer to total workforce optimization.

The 2018 State of Contingent Workforce Management Report will help you see:

  • How technology innovation is optimizing talent engagement and other areas of CWM
  • The specific strategies and solutions powering best-in-class programs
  • What you can do now to prepare for the Future of Work

Does your VMS relationship leave you (or your MSP partner) wanting more? Check out the next resource.

“As I completed my [VMS] search, it was the level of partnership that made the difference and had the greatest impact on the future success of my program.”

—Fortune 100 financial organization


See partnership in a new light

Relationships vs. roadblocks

The relationship between your VMS, your MSP partner, and your team should be an asset—not a roadblock. If you got off on the wrong foot or have drifted apart, you’ll never experience the value that true partnership brings.

We have a few ideas when it comes to what makes a great VMS partnership. Download our checklist before your next account review to:

  • Set a communication cadence that fosters ongoing improvement
  • Share expectations for enabling MSP or in-house program office success
  • Ask for more proactive, strategic support

While having a VMS provider makes your program run, having a VMS partner takes you where you need to go.

Are you trying to force-fit your VMS into your technology ecosystem? Check out the next resource.

Our native language is Beeline, but we’re also fluent in SAP, Oracle, Workday and anyone else who helps your business run.


One size does not fit all

The best-of-breed route wins

Flexible. Nimble. Agile. Your VMS technology should adapt to your needs, not the other way around. Many source-to-settle suites are powerful in size, but lack the rapid innovation necessary to help businesses along in their digital transformation.

The proof is in the numbers. Gartner found that just over half of respondents in a recent survey use a single P2P suite, but of those, 64% are only doing so within a single region or country. In a new report, Gartner lays out its recommendations for choosing the right technology strategy to meet your specific needs.

Are you looking to jumpstart your stalled program? Check out the next resource.

Consider what’s possible when your account team brings ideas to the table. Or, when your VMS fits your workforce program like a glove.

Think you might be at the end of the road with your current VMS partnership?

If you would like to discuss your current VMS needs and challenges, and how Beeline could help you solve them, contact us. We would love to talk to you.