Intenda LogoSpend Matters Analysis: Intenda is one of the largest providers of supply management software and services in Southern Africa, and is now making inroads into the UK and European markets, with particular success in the public sector. The products cover eSourcing, with core functions like basic supplier management, spend analysis, sourcing strategy development, RFX/tendering, competitive bidding (with optional auctions) and award scenarios/recommendations. The Intenda solution is designed to enable users to work in a structured manner within the legislative (EU) procurement process framework. The ability to implement complex evaluation parameters and processes is particularly strong.

Spend Matters believes that the design of Intenda products gives users unusual flexibility in terms of how they configure and design sourcing processes and events, "the platform delivers an underlying set of capabilities with the ability to completely tailor the actual workflow, user experience (although not down to the button/look-feel graphic level) based on a highly customized set of needs".

This makes it an attractive option for organisations that wish to customize and run the events in–house, although Intenda also offer services up to and including the ability to outsource events completely. A range of flexible commercial models are also offered to customers. The challenge for Intenda will be growing their UK public sector base in a competitive market, and then expanding out to the rest of Europe and the US. But their significant customer wins in the UK (DHL / NHS Logistics and Ministry of Defence for instance) show that they are capable of being a serious player in their chosen marketplaces.

Sponsor Description: Intenda (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in business application suites and solutions for niche industry markets, including the areas of Contract Management, Spend Management, Strategic Sourcing Management, Supply Chain Management and Procurement Management solutions. Intenda also specialises in bespoke application development across industry sectors. Our industry skills and professional services further boast a track record of managing large scale projects within time and budget.

Intenda takes a holistic approach to application development through combining globally renowned building blocks and toolsets with our own metadata application development platform. This capability delivers unique vertical market solutions for our clients and partners in record time. Our prestigious clients in Government, Mining, Manufacturing, Petro-Chemical and many other sectors continually enjoy tangible bottom-line benefits through engagements with Intenda. Intenda operates internationally with offices in South Africa and Welwyn Garden City, UK.

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