Corporate United is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. All companies are listed alphabetically, and purposely not ranked. Our first 17 will include those that will be at the ISM Conference on May 3 and 4.
Corporate United is a great success story in the rise of group purchasing organization (GPO) models outside of healthcare – where the model is more common. Corporate United goes beyond just offering leveraged contracts to also facilitating community and best practice among members. Over the years, the Spend Matters team has gotten to know all sides of Corporate United – members, suppliers and employees – and has come away with the belief the GPO model can provide significant value and bring benefit to procurement organizations, regardless of both size and sophistication (although the number of contracts one leverages may vary based on these factors).
Corporate United is an ideal fit for:
- Middle market and larger companies (not just SMBs).
- Procurement teams ramping up programs that want a number of “quick” category wins – without implementation and compliance headaches.
- Organizations wanting to join a community that can not only help them save on certain categories, but also standardize on vendor service levels and other expectations (and influence what factors matter in these “soft” elements).
- CPOs, VPs and procurement directors looking for a group of professionals to network with and share category and other practices for what might be described as “non-compete” categories that are less strategic to the business, but occupy a significant percentage of overall spend.
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