Finance and Procurement: Where Do Savings Come From?

Many organizations believe that savings originate from a good contract. However, all that results from a good contract is a negotiated rate, not an actual rate. Savings only materialize if the contracted rate is the rate that is actually paid by the organization. The rate needs to be updated in both the supplier billing system and in whatever system the organization uses to track contracted rates, and accounts payable (A/P) has to insure that the rate paid is the correct one.