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Sonda Sahley

Sonda Sahley: Category Management, Corporate Services at OMNIA Partners
Sonda is responsible for Corporate Services Category Management at OMNIA Partners. In this role, she serves as a category manager for office supplies, contract audit and translation services agreements. She works cross-functionally with stakeholders and suppliers to provide ongoing program support and she serves as a key advocate for OMNIA Partners supplier relationships.
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Best Practices for Managing Your Language Translation Program

October 25, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Infographic, Language Translation Services, Amplexor

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Language translation is a critical tool for organizations who want to expand their global footprint. It’s also a fairly complex industry – with many different service offerings, various industry terms and a number of qualified suppliers in the market. This makes taking the right approach to translation essential for success.

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Fleet Management: An Interview with the Experts

October 17, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel Management, Car Rental, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Procurement

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When thinking about your car rental program and provider, does fleet management come to mind as a major consideration? If it doesn’t, then you are not alone. It’s a topic I bring up a lot when talking about car rental with new members, so I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you why fleet management should be important to you too.

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How Technology Is Powering Procurement Forward

September 14, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Procurement

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There’s no doubt new technology is catalyzing the evolution of procurement’s role in the enterprise. A recent article from Spend Matters notes that what sets world-class procurement organizations apart is the use of digital technology. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Just like most other areas of your organization, leveraging technology enables procurement teams to stamp out inefficiency and save time.

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How to Level Up Your Office Furniture Buying

September 13, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Office Depot, Furniture

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Modern procurement teams care about more than the cost savings you achieve. Yes, finding new and greater opportunities for savings is important, but increasing procurement’s influence and becoming a strategic partner to the business are also top priorities. This means taking a more strategic approach to buying, and considering factors beyond price when making purchasing decisions.

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Workplace Trends Fuel Breakroom Innovation Opportunities

August 9, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Breakroom Supplies, Georgia Pacific

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Much has changed in the workplace over the past several years. A number of factors are driving change in everything from corporate culture to the physical setup of offices. Younger generations enter the workforce and bring a desire for collaboration and flexible workplaces. Sustainability efforts have become increasingly important for many organizations. New technology is enabling a more flexible work environment and increased interactivity among co-workers.

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GPOs & Travel: Definitions and Trends [Video]

July 20, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, Travel Management

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Questions about what a group purchasing organization (GPO) is, or what it has to do with emerging travel categories?

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Spend Smarter in Your Breakroom to Achieve Procurement Goals

June 20, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Breakroom Supplies, Georgia Pacific

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We hear it from procurement teams a lot: they want to spend smarter. This is especially true for indirect spend categories. Many organizations are aware of the opportunities that indirect categories offer to achieve procurement goals like increased cost savings, but, the challenge is that many teams are already overstretched and don’t have the time to really focus on driving improvements in their spend programs.

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What I Learned at Concur Fusion 2017

June 16, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, Travel Management, Direct Travel

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Almost all of the companies that we work with use some kind of online booking tool (OBT) and expense software for travel. Some companies love what they have and, as I mentioned in an earlier post, others feel that their tools are underutilized for a variety of reasons.

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The Connected Office: How IoT Is Disrupting Office Products

June 1, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in IT and Telecom, Corporate Services, Technology and Peripheral Items

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic right now and for good reason. The explosive growth of internet-connected devices is disrupting nearly every aspect of how we live and work. Consider how many “smart” or “connected” devices or products that you use on a daily basis – for example smart home appliances, fitness trackers or connected vehicles.

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