Spend Matters Almanac: Cost Management

Cost management is a big topic and big competency for procurement firms, but comprises a small and fragmented market of software and services firms. Providers focus on cost modeling, cost estimation, price/cost forecasting (and benchmarking), and linkages into specific application suites where cost management is important (i.e., PLM, SCM, and sourcing related applications in the Source-to-Pay spectrum). Cost modeling and price/cost discovery through electronic RFx support is (obviously) supported to some extent natively within sourcing and related applications markets. Specialized analytics that identify part commonality and cost non-commonality (i.e., cost outliers) based on attribute- and design-level material information for the purposes of demand aggregation and re-sourcing are also included.

Advanced Purchasing Dynamics
484 Deer Street | Plymouth, Michigan | 48170 United States
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Anklesaria Group
201 Lomas Santa Fe, #460 | Solana Beach, CA | 92075 United States
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apriori
300 Baker Avenue, Suite 330 | Concord, MA | 01742 United States
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Aripart Consulting LLC
12217 E Mountain View Rd | Scottsdale, AZ | 85259 United States
info@aripart.com
480-427-2221
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Aripart Consulting is founded by Bill Michels to use his knowledge and experience working with the world's greatest companies to deliver value and competitive advantage to his clients. We help companies build sound procurement and supply chain strategies that lead to cost and value improvement, innovation, optimization, risk mitigation and transformation through high performing procurement and supply chain management. We

Beroe Inc
338, Raleigh Street | Holly Springs, North Carolina | 27540 United States
hemant.nadkarni@beroe-inc.com
+1 609 903 4172
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Beroe is the premier global provider of customized procurement services specializing in sourcing, supply chain visibility, financial risk analysis, and environmental impact. Some of our customers are the largest in the world, including over 170 of the Fortune 500. Beroe delivers strategic procurement intelligence that helps you answer critical questions and achieve business objectives. As an integrated extension of your

BravoSolution
217 N. Jefferson, Suite 400 | Chicago, Illinois | 60661 United States
a.brody@bravosolution.com
3123733100
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BravoSolution is a leading global strategic procurement solution provider. Our procurement technology platform and practitioner experience help more than 600 companies and 100,000 procurement professionals in over 70 countries unlock the power of procurement to drive financial performance, develop procurement organizational excellence, manage risk and influence innovation. BravoSolution’s approach to strategic procurement consistently delivers business outcomes to enable customers to

Bureau van Dijk
40 Wall Street, 27th Floor | New York, NY | 10005 United States
americas@bvdinfo.com
212.797.3550
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ePlus Systems inc.
13595 Dulles Technology Drive | Herndon, VA | 13595 Dulles Technology Drive United States
systemsinfo@eplus.com
703-984-8207
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Eved
350 W Ontario | Chicago, IL | 60654 United States
sales@eved.com
+1 312.902.3833
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Eved is an event commerce company that offers the only spend management solution for meetings and events. Our web-based platform automates how large corporations request, order and pay for event services, delivering increased transparency, significant efficiencies in the billing and reconciliation process, and improving compliance and control. No other event technology or spend management solution exists in the market that

Future Purchasing
3000 Cathedral Hill | Guildford, Surrey | GU2 7YB United Kingdom
enquiries@futurepurchasing.com
+44 (0)1483 243520
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Genesis Automation
One Urban Centre, 4830 West Kennedy Blvd. | Tampa, Florida | 33609 United States
contact@genesisvmi.com
+1 310 870 1167
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Genesis helps healthcare providers manage cost to deliver care. Using the latest mobile technologies and implementing best practices in traceability, cost capture and inventory management, Genesis enables healthcare providers to reduce cost and implement efficiencies throughout the entire value chain, while obtaining full visibility into the cost to deliver care, with ease and minimal effort.

GEP
100 Walnut Ave. | Clark, NJ | 07066 United States
info@GEP.com
732-382-6565
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GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. We deliver practical, effective services and software that enable procurement leaders to maximize their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. Consulting -- With one of the largest, most

IHS
15 Inverness Way Easy | Englewood, CO | 80112 United States
800-447-2273

impacore GmbH
Radlkoferstrasse 2 | Munich, Bavaria | 81373 Germany
info@impacore.com
+49 89 41612900
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MTI systems (costimator)
59 Interstate Drive | West Springfield, MA | 01089 United States
(413) 733-1972
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Paladin Associates
145 Whitney Valley Walk | Johns Creek, GA | 30097 United States
DJHoeppner@PaladinAssociatesInc.com
770-853-9940
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Founded in 2001, Paladin Associates is a Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Services company staffed by veteran professionals from GE, P&G and similar industry leaders. All Associates have over 25 years of business experience, bringing an impressive array of broad and deep Sourcing, Procurement, Financial and Operations experience and expertise in many functions and industries. Paladin adds value by providing intellectual

Paradata
200 N. Almaden, Suite 250 | San Jose, California | 95110 United States
jeff@paradata.io
4087912070
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PROACTIS
Riverview Court, Castle Gate | Wetherby, West Yorkshire | LS22 6LE United Kingdom
info@proactis.com
+44 (0)1937 545070
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PROACTIS is a global Spend Control and eProcurement solution provider. Over 800 organisations across 90 countries use PROACTIS software and services to transform their procurement, purchase-to-pay and accounts payable processes to deliver greater bottom-line value. • PROACTIS Solutions for Finance enable organisations to streamline the purchase-to-pay process, eliminate labour-intensive manual registration of invoices, speed up invoice matching and approvals, and

ProcureForce
484 Deer Street | Plymouth, Michigan | 48170 United States
mwynn@apurchasingd.com
7349270836
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Proxima
Suite 3100, NBC Tower. 455 N. Cityfront, Plaza Drive | Chicago, IL | 60611 United States
info@proximagroup.com
+1 (312) 281 2911
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A change in behavior can have far more impact on your bottom line than a change in price. To get the most from your supplier expenditure it pays to look in the right place. Proxima is the alternative approach to the conventional in-house procurement function. It’s one that gives a profoundly different experience to your people, as well as to

SAP Ariba
210 Sixth Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222 United States
ariba_dme_atl@sap.com
1-866-772-7422
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SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than two million businesses and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire buying process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can

Scanmarket
12600 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100 | Alpharetta, Georgia | 30004 United States
northamerica@scanmarket.com
800.411.6202
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Scanmarket is the market-leading global Strategic Sourcing platform. Our proven cloud-based solution is trusted by 300+ customers operating in more than 40 countries enabling (on average): 301% increase in sourcing productivity 105% increase in contracted spend under management 111% increase in suppliers under management 13.1% savings on direct and indirect goods and services with annual ROI routinely exceeding 500% Our

Spendency
Landsvägen 50A | Sundbyberg, Stockholm | 17263 Sweden
nils.lundgren@spendency.com
+46707744551
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Spendency is an easy-to-use and effective spend analysis tool that gives you an excellent overview of, and also deep insight into, your company’s cost base. This helps you make good analyses and create a better understanding for both you and others, in your efforts to create better business for your company. Spendency is a modern spend analysis tool and differs

Supply Dynamics
6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Suite 310 | Loveland, Ohio | 45140 United States
info@supplydynamics.com
(513) 965-2000
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Zylo
55 Monument Circle, Suite 600 | Indianapolis, Indiana | 46204 United States
info@zylo.com
317-350-4466
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