BravoSolution Content

Advanced Sourcing: The Basics – Who, What, Where and How

We're big fans of advanced sourcing models that enable organizations to go beyond basic bidding strategies, but there seems to be a general lack of awareness in the market about how these sourcing models work.

BravoSolution’s Customer Event — Touching Down

I touched down in New Orleans yesterday morning to attend the BravoSolution customer conference. I confess I missed the “procurement history walking tour of the […]

BravoSolution: Category-Specific Advanced Sourcing and Analytics (Part 2) [Plus+]

In terms of their product roadmap and investment, BravoSolution is heavily focused on specific functional and architectural areas and configuring various cross-suite elements in new ways to develop highly specific category solutions for large spend areas. Bravo told Spend Matters that the integrated focus investment areas (including category specific business centers) are designed to “bind together sourcing through compliance.” There's a highly business centric approach to these investments (as we'll explain as our series concludes in more detail) with mapping these investments directly back to improving client operating margin and EPS contribution versus just identifying savings. Today's analysis will focus on the execution of their modular design, and we'll explore these financial linkages in the final installment of the series.

BravoSolution: Category-Specific Advanced Sourcing and Analytics (Part 1) [Plus+]

The Spend Matters team recently caught up with a number of the product and category minds behind BravoSolution’s products and solutions (including highly specialized solutions in transportation, packaging, MRO, and IT). We didn’t just discuss some of the nuanced analytical and sourcing approaches BravoSolution is applying to these individual categories, but also the findings from a Bravo-internal research study showing that companies that employ more advanced sourcing techniques are outperforming peers in operating margin and ROIC.

Do We Really Need Another Category Scorecard?

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners and publisher of CPO Rising. 1) Do we really need […]