Downloads: Procurement Research

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Your Spend Data

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In this briefing paper we take a look at how spend analytics, and smart and creative use of the source data, can help organisations answer some of those tricky, complex, or even embarrassing questions relating to procurement expenditure. We look at questions such as: How do I get to the bottom of tail spend? and How much corruption really goes on my organisation?

SolutionMap℠: Sourcing — Q4 2017

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This report contains the inaugural Sourcing SolutionMap℠, a comparative analysis of sourcing technology solution providers for Q4 2017.

Fix the Tail to Propel Procurement: Attacking the Tail Spend Problem in B2B

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Over the last 12 months, an increasing number of procurement organizations have come to Spend Matters asking how to solve their “tail spend problem.” The issue is simple to grasp — figuring out how to handle the 85%–90% of suppliers that constitute only 5%–10% of spend without consuming the majority of the procurement staff’s time — but far from easy to fix. To better understand the problem and determine the best solutions, we conducted a research study on how companies are addressing tail spend.

Deloitte’s Game-Changing Analytics Platform Puts ‘Strategic’ Back into Sourcing

In this two-part series turned to paper, Pierre Mitchell discusses the need for a truly strategic supply chain sourcing platform built on a supply network design model rather than just the typical BOM-based sourcing workflows and low-level commodity sourcing efforts that use “empty” e-RFX tools. He details the full requirements for such a supply network-based platform in a four-part series (linked within this paper), but in Part 4, one of the trends highlighted included a pivot from such empty apps to content-enabled apps increasingly provided by large service providers that use cloud-based analytics and intelligence platforms as a way to deliver continuous insight and value. In that piece, he highlights Deloitte’s Global Sourcing Insights (GSI) solution as a prime example. This paper goes a step further and examines the solution as a whole.

SolutionMap Explored with Spend Matters’ Analysts

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SolutionMap is geared towards today's technology buying climate. It is updated quarterly post launch to actively reflect market developments (and more and more vendors participating in the process). In a cloud world, vendors often update their solutions monthly or quarterly — and analyses should reflect this. View this webinar to learn more!

Sourcing, Contract and Supplier Management – Predictions and 2017 Tech Trends

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Insights presented in this session will help you to prioritize the best set of investments for procurement analytics, sourcing, contracting and supplier management efficiencies. Get smart (and get your entire organization smart) on these topics from a business perspective! Watch this session now.

The Evolution of Corporate Procurement Systems

Today’s corporate procurement systems operate similarly to the way people shop at a supermarket. Users make all purchase decisions individually, decide which aisles to go down, compare products, place the items they want in their shopping cart and pay for them at checkout. At the end, the user will have had a good or a bad experience and will decide whether to frequent that supermarket again. Corporate purchasing has similarly become a self-service activity. And just as in supermarkets, providing a successful shopping experience is key for getting people to use a purchasing system consistently. While this evolution in corporate procurement would not have been possible without the foundation laid by ERP systems, these technologies have not evolved to accommodate this new style of purchasing. This is why e-procurement solutions exist. These solutions are capable of tackling new procurement challenges and providing successful purchasing experience in complex scenarios for organizations with multiple ERP systems; dozens of offices; hundreds or thousands of employees; transactions in multiple currencies and languages, mobile, and automation requirements; and, critically, the need to analyze, control and optimize all organizational spend. Download this white paper and explore what is required from e-procurement solutions to succeed in the era of evolved corporate procurement and our predictions for what the e-procurement solution of 2020 will require.