Spend Matters 50/50: Deloitte – A Provider to Know in 2015

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We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, this is our view of the 50 solution provider type organisations in the procurement industry that every senior procurement leader should be aware of and understand. The 50 To Watch are the up-and-coming firms  - those with interesting and relatively new solutions for our market. The 50 To Know are the key organisations in our industry that procurement executives need to have on their radar.

Having announced the lists, our US colleagues are now featuring each of the 100 firms in turn with an article giving an overview of each, with some headline Spend Matters thoughts on them. So on this site we will be giving you a brief extract of the US article, plus adding our own comments where we have anything useful to add from a European perspective. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t!

Here is what our US colleagues had to say about Deloitte:

"By our estimates, Deloitte’s sourcing and procurement practice has doubled in the recent years, outpacing services procurement market growth overall. And while perhaps not as well known as other firms in the sector that have specialized in procurement and operations for decades, Deloitte is now every bit as large (or larger) than key peers.

On the technology strategy and implementation side of the firm, Deloitte brings focused practices and experience, both with traditional ERP/Ariba procurement solutions as well as newer products such as Coupa. There is also a strong general working knowledge of tools beyond transactional procurement ..."

You can read more about what our US site has to say about Deloitte here, including a very useful list of when a prospective client should consider the firm for particular assignments. In terms of Europe, we would tend to agree with all the comments made by our US colleagues. We get the feeling that maybe the UK practice is not quite as strong as their US practice, but that may just be that we have not had much recent exposure to Deloitte. (We would struggle to rank or name the "best" of the big consulting firms in terms of their procurement capabilities, to be honest).

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