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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.