Best of the Blog: Top Posts from 2019

2020 is shaping up to be Sourcing’s most exciting year yet, and we feel so fortunate to help drive ongoing digital and strategic transformation in the industry.  At Scout RFP, now a Workday company, we are beyond thankful for our outstanding customers who inspire us every day, and we can’t wait to continue supporting them in this new decade.

Scout RFP has achieved a few monumental milestones this year, reaching $38.5 billion of spend managed through our platform, 240+ customers in 155 countries, and nearly 300,000 global Scout RFP users.  But, before we close the door on 2019, we invite you to stroll down memory lane with us and relive some of the most inspiring moments from this past year. 

1. Workday + Scout: We’re Just Getting Started…

By far, one of the most exciting highlights of 2019 was our Workday acquisition announcement! We are beyond thrilled to be a Workday company and we can’t wait to work together to streamline our customers’ S2P processes and champion procurement as a core pillar of modern business. 

2. 7 New KPIs to Optimize Your Procurement Pipeline

Scout RFP co-founder Stan Garber shares his insights on the key metrics you should be tracking to transform your procurement and your business. Find out Stan’s top KPIs and learn why measuring these operational processes will help you optimize your procurement pipeline.

3. Meet the Scouts: Matt Budd-Thanos 

The Scout magic would not be possible without incredible teammates like Matt Budd-Thanos, Regional Sales Director.  Read on to meet Matt, and learn why he chose to join the Scout Village. Interested in becoming a Scout yourself? We’re hiring! Check out our careers page and find your fit today.

4. Sourcing Center Stage: 10 Major Moments from SPARK 

SPARK 2019 was a record-breaking conference with over 400 attendees, 24+ learning sessions, and leading guest speakers from companies like Lending Tree, Workday, Salesforce, and more! Read on for the top 10 moments from SPARK 2019, and don’t forget to register for SPARK 2020. Next year will be even more jam-packed with expert speakers, 40+ hours of learning, and unparalleled networking opportunities. 

5. How Uber Drives Scale and Standardization in Sourcing

How did Uber nearly quadruple its global sourcing team in just two years while navigating its IPO? Watch Neil Aronson, Global Head of Strategic Sourcing at Uber, and learn how Uber uses technology to streamline its procurement processes and support its exponential growth. 

6. The Top 3 Ways to Cut Through Contract Chaos 

Learn how Jason Cammorata, Head of Global Operations at MDC Partners, and his team simplified their contract management processes and supercharged their sourcing with technology. Find out Jason’s tips for getting your contracts under control and spearheading transformation in your organization.

7. How Sourcing Supports Change Among Stakeholders and Suppliers 

Are you a strategic partner to your business? A report by Procurious finds that 71% of procurement organizations are still working towards being seen as a valued resource to the business. Find out how Zebra Technology’s sourcing team beat that statistic and positioned themselves as key business drivers within their organization. 

Looking Ahead: Cheers to 2020!

There’s no doubt that 2020 will bring many changes, but one thing will always remain constant: Scout RFP, a Workday company, remains committed to our customers’ success! Let us give back to you at SPARK 2020 – our annual sourcing celebration that connects more than 800 procurement professionals from all over the world. In February, hear from keynote speakers like Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, Bill Gates-recommended author Safi Bahcall, procurement industry expert Dr. Elouise Epstein, and so many more. 

Don’t miss your chance to make 2020 your year! Register now to save your spot for a conference packed with insights, community, and, of course, fun! 

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