Spend Matters Almanac: Sourcing

Focused sourcing solutions and supporting content and services (e.g., spend category specific templates) for automating the strategic sourcing & tactical sourcing processes. Such sourcing suites and modules automate spend analysis, supply base analysis, market analysis, category strategy, cost/value modeling, supplier discovery, supplier qualification/certification, and sourcing execution that includes multi-round RFx/bidding (including reverse auctions and bid optimization support for constraint modeling, scenarios, conditional/bundled bids, etc.), supplier surveys, bid analysis, and negotiation/awarding. Some level of master data management for suppliers, categories/commodities, cost types, etc. is expected. Further differentiating functionality includes project management, savings/value tracking, commodity management, category/industry specific functionality & templates/content, supplier management, contract management, and support for adjacent functional areas (e.g., product design, EH&S, supply chain).

aptitude LLC
290 E. John Carpenter Frwy | Irving, Texas | 75062 United States
justin.hibbs@aptitude.com
(866) 842 - 8811
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Bideg
89 Beckets view NN1 5NQ | Northampton, Northamptonshire | NN1 5NQ United Kingdom
sourcing@lccsuppliers.com
7589677092
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blur Group Plc
Eagle House, 1 Babbage Way, | Exeter, Devon | EX5 2FN United Kingdom
info@blurgroup.com
+44 (0) 800 048 8664
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Bonfire Interactive
113 Breithaupt St. #100 | Kitchener, Ontario | N2H 5G9 Canada
Hello@GoBonfire.com
1-800-354-8010
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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

Corporate United
24651 Center Ridge Road, Suite 527 | Westlake, OH | 44145 United States
info@corporateunited.com
440.895.0938
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Founded in 1997, Corporate United is the market leader in providing managed supplier and contract solutions to more than 260 member companies. Representing $1 billion in indirect spend, Corporate United combines this leverage with proprietary industry intelligence to expertly manage more than 35 indirect spend categories. Corporate United is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with regional offices across the country. The

D&B – Dun & Bradstreet
103 JFK Parkway | Short Hills, NJ | 07078 United States
romansm@dnb.com
(610) 882-7324
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Dato Capital
Zurbano 45, 1 | Madrid, Madrid | 28010 Spain
info@datocapital.com
+34918330444
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Determine, Inc.
615 West Carmel Drive | Carmel, IN | 46032 United States
sales@determine.com
1.877.712.9560
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Determine (NASDAQ: DTRM) is a leading global provider of solutions in the cloud. Our recognized technologies enable our customers to effectively manage the full scope of Source to Pay and ECLM using the Determine Cloud Platform. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance, and legal professionals the ability to deliver profound insights in corporate spend, supplier relationships and contractual obligations.

Directworks
6021 Wallace Road Ext. | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 15090 United States
mcross@directworks.com
7249331180
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Directworks provides a better way for manufacturers to work across teams and with suppliers to develop, launch and deliver more profitable products. Leading manufacturers use Directworks’ cloud-based platform to more effectively engage their stakeholders and suppliers at any stage of the product lifecycle to achieve greater product success. Directworks only serves discrete manufacturers. Our focus is your advantage. That means

EC Sourcing Group, Inc.
18 Cattano Ave. | Morristown, NJ | 07960 United States
sales@ecsourcinggroup.com
+1-973-718-7071
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Revolutionize your sourcing process and results. Our FlexRFP eSourcing solution is battle tested over the last 16 years to deliver a powerful, yet easy solution that can facilitate simple quotes in minutes or very complex data sets with over ten thousand records and everything in between. EC Sourcing Group helps companies streamline and automate their sourcing and supplier management processes

Elance-oDesk
441 Logue Avenue | Mountain View, CA | 94042 United States
janalass@elance-odesk.com
866.262.4478
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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

IBM
1 New Orchard Road | Armonk, New York | 10504-1722 United States
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IBM Procurement solutions help companies face complex economic and operational environments that present significant challenges from managing global growth to sustainably reducing costs, from aiding compliance to mitigating increasing volatility and risk. Procurement organizations play an essential role in achieving critical corporate objectives. Yet, procurement organizations are challenged with managing an increasingly global supply base, optimizing complex processes and making

Insight Sourcing Group
5555 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300 | Atlanta, GA | 30092 United States
info@insightsourcing.com
770-628-0030
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Insight Sourcing Group helps clients improve earnings by reducing procurement-related costs. Working with senior executives, purchasing teams, and other stakeholders, ISG drives savings by providing strategic sourcing expertise, implementing procurement best practices, increasing spend visibility, and developing indirect spend consortia. Founded in 2002, ISG is the leading procurement and sourcing strategy firm in North America. The company's leadership includes Fortune

Intesource, Inc.
2111 E Highland Ave, B-375 | Phoenix, AZ | 85016 United States
kdeacon@intesource.com
800-475-2149
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E-sourcing is a proven method for driving cost savings and supply chain value, but many organizations fail to realize top ROI due to a lack of resources and e-sourcing expertise. At the same time tolerance for risk and appetite for adding head count are both at all-time lows. Intesource assists with every aspect of e-sourcing from identifying potential categories (including

Ion Wave
3653 S South Avenue | Springfield, Missouri | 65807 United States
417 823-7773
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Keelvar
Rubicon Centre,, Bishopstown, | Cork, Co Cork | T12 Y275 Ireland
info@keelvar.com
+353 21 234 0219
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Keelvar provides optimization-backed sourcing software that is easy-to-use. Large and medium enterprises use Keelvar to manage over $1bn in spend monthly and it is the most modern advanced eSourcing tool on the market. Keelvar's customers have a desire to apply best practice sourcing to a variety of strategies and wish to operate independently without a dependency on consulting support. Keelvar

Market Dojo
Westend Business Suites | Stonehouse, Gloucestershire | GL10 3SL United Kingdom
craig.knowles@marketdojo.com
01173180955
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Market Dojo provide a range of affordable, on-demand eSourcing tools to help procurement professionals negotiate more effectively. Market Dojo - Accessible eSourcing Software (RFx/reverse auctions) Category Dojo - Spend Category Analysis Tool Innovation Dojo - 2-Way Buyer and Supplier Collaboration Software SIM Dojo - Supplier Onboarding Tool Sign up for free to discover everything our software has to offer in

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

Polydyne
9390 Research Boulevard, Suite 400 | Austin, Texas | 78759 United States
sales@polydyne.com
512-343-9100
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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

ProProcure
Europa Court, Marsham Way | Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire | SL9 8BQ United Kingdom
jonathan.posner@proprocure.com
+44 (0)870 380 1717
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ProProcure Limited is a global provider of Marketing Spend Management Solutions. We work with central and local marketing, brand and procurement teams within multi-national brand portfolio companies. ProProcure focus on marketing materials (POS, print and promotional) and related services categories. ProProcure’s technology and supporting services solutions cover the Source-to-Order lifecycle and are designed to seamlessly integrate with, and enhance, client’s

Purchasing Auctions
86 - 88 Richmond Road | Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey | KT2 5EW United Kingdom
info@purchasingauctions.com
(+44) 7726 314452
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QinetiQ Commerce Decisions
Cody Technology Park, Ively Rd | Farnborough, Hampshire | GU14 0LX United Kingdom
marketing@qinetiq.com
(+44) 1252 392000
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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

SciQuest
3020 Carrington Mill Blvd | Morrisville, North Carolina | 27560 United States
rpatterson@sciquest.com
9196592230
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Some of the largest Commercial, Manufacturing and Life Sciences companies in the world trust SciQuest with billions of dollars of annual spend. Additionally, SciQuest is the leading procure-to-pay provider in the Higher Education and Government sectors. SciQuest eprocurement and strategic sourcing customers across the globe have gained access to the best suppliers, with the best terms, on our scalable, configurable,

Scout RFP
318 Brannan Street, Scout RFP | San Francisco, California | 94107 United States
hello@scoutrfp.com
1-800-235-4492
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Scout RFP is a new breed, cloud-based strategic sourcing solution that allows organizations to make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Leading brands like Splunk, Jo-Ann Stores, Intuit, VSP, and Cerner Corporation trust Scout’s automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater value through collaborative business engagement. Over 80 brands and 15,000 active users across 55 countries have chosen Scout’s simple,

Source Dogg
Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park | Galway, | Ireland
info@sourcedogg.com
(+44) 203 481 0904
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Sourcemap
85 Broad St 28th Fl. | New York, NY | 10004 United States
info@sourcemap.com
617.453.8627
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Based on MIT research, Sourcemap offers the most advanced supply chain data modeling and visualization software solutions powered by a real-time data mining API and a vast supplier social network. Leading brands and manufacturers use Sourcemap's private cloud-based solution to manage their own supply chain mapping: uploading enterprise data, inviting suppliers and sub-suppliers, performing advanced analytics, and exporting visually stunning

Sourcing Interests Group (SIG)
6 North 2nd Street Suite 202 | Fernandina Beach, Florida | 32034 United States
sholliman@sig.org
(510) 379-4707
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SIG is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 22-year history. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing

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

StockonDeals
Voldbjergvej 12 | Risskov, Denmark | 8240 Denmark
bu@stockondeals.com
+45 69 13 81 05
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The Hackett Group
1001 Brickell Bay Drive 30th Floor | Miami, FL | 33131 US
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The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. ‎Services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management, and global business services. ‎ The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and information technology, including

THOMASNET.com
5 Penn Plaza | New York, New York | 10001 United States
rlieberman@thomasnet.com
212.629.1532
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THOMASNET.com continues the 120 year legacy of serving the B2B market as the only free platform for sourcing new suppliers built by buyers for buyers. A combination of proprietary taxonomy and sophisticated search over 500K+ North American OEMs, distributors, custom manufacturers, MRO providers and service companies, expedites supplier discovery. In-depth company profiles provide detailed demographics and capabilities to aid supplier

Trade Extensions
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1800 | Houston, TX | 77046 United Kingdom
mark.maxwell@tradeext.com
+1 (855) 215 8387
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Trade Extensions (www.tradeextensions.com) is the leading software provider for the most complex and large scale strategic sourcing and optimization projects. Over $1 billion worth of spend is allocated through its platform, TESS™, each week. TESS™ is uniquely flexible and runs projects ranging from simple reverse auctions to complex sourcing events involving goods and services worth billions of dollars, millions of

Treya Partners
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330 | Westlake Village, CA | 91361 United States
mark.usher@treyapartners.com
8056603190
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Vortal
Ribera del Loira 46, Edif. 2 | Madrid, | 28042 Madrid – Spain Spain
(+351) 210325000
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