Talk to Wax Digital About Procurement Technology, Make Some Cash For Charity!

Wax Digital, the Manchester based eProcurement firm, produced an interesting piece of research recently, titled the Procurement Innovation Pathway. “We wanted to understand the attitudes of procurement leaders towards innovation, technology and what other factors influence procurement’s pathway to innovation”, the firm say. We reviewed the report here back in June.

As a follow up, they are talking to executives with an interest in procurement-related technology to get a sense of where practitioners see opportunities and the likely “roadmap” for digital procurement over the next few years.  As part of this research, Wax are looking for half a dozen procurement professionals and Spend Matters readers who are prepared to spend 30 minutes or so (on a telephone call) so they can pick your brain on this topic.

It won’t be onerous – but clearly it will helpful if you have some interest in procurement technology, although you don’t have to be in a organisation that is currently leading-edge from a tech standpoint to have a view.  And as a “thank you” for you donating your time, Wax will donate £30 to a charity of your choice.

If you are prepared to assist, please drop an email to Priscilla Chung at the firm - p.chung@waxdigital.com

There is also a fun quiz on the Wax Digital website – “what kind of procurement innovator are you?” You answer a few simple questions (it only takes five minutes) and then get feedback on which of four “personas” best fits your answers. Apparently I am an “early strategist”.  I‘m not sure whether that is a compliment or not, but I’m “one of many who are in the early stages of a procurement excellence journey”, although of course I had to imagine myself back in a real procurement job to answer the eight questions!

Anyway, the feedback contains some useful thoughts on priorities and direction for each of the four types of innovator, and you can find out your type here.

 

 

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