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New Year, New Features: Scout Winter Product Updates

2020 is here, and it’s clearer than ever that sourcing and procurement organizations require digital solutions to support evolving industry demands with agility and flexibility. That’s why when you asked, we listened.  With the help of our amazing customers, the Scout RFP product team has been hard at work updating our Contracts, Workday Connector, and… read more

Solving Business Challenges with Scout: Meet Chris Wada, VP of Product

In our Meet the Scouts series, we get to know the people who make the Scout magic possible. This week, we sat down with Chris Wada, Scout’s Vice President of Product, to learn more about how Scout’s platform provides a meaningful solution to historically underserved procurement professionals. Chris joined the team less than a year… read more

3 Things Sourcing Brings to the (Thanksgiving) Table

It’s been a wild ride at Scout this year, and there’s a lot to be thankful for. We have incredible customers, a talented Scout Village, and we’re about to join one of the best companies to work for in the world. It’s certainly a time of gratitude for all of us at Scout as we… read more

Blazing a Trail with Reverse Auctions: IBX

As you probably know, Scout’s number one value is to obsess over the customer. There’s nothing we love more than sitting down with our users and diving deep into how they’re leveraging the Scout platform to drive sourcing success. Recently, we caught up with Jeff Harvey and Leanne Golding of IBX to learn how they… read more

How to Win Like a Negotiations Ninja

When you think of the word “ninja,” what comes to mind? Black outfits? Nunchucks? Turtles? What about sourcing and procurement?  Not all sourcing professionals may be martial arts masters, but Sourcing’s daily work of negotiating with suppliers and stakeholders requires just as much precision and dedication. That’s why we hit the road last week with… read more

Workday +Scout

We’re just getting started….

The Scout RFP team is incredibly excited and proud to announce that we have entered into a definitive agreement with an industry leader in cloud-based ERP solutions, Workday.  Five years ago, we founded Scout RFP with the vision to make RFPs painless, an idea born of the challenges we experienced responding to RFXs and the… read more

Announcing SPARK 2020 Keynote Speaker

When you hear the word “loonshot,” what do you think of? An idea so loony, no one in their right mind would believe in it? Or maybe a shot in the dark, with wild hopes pinned on sparking a revolution? How about the one and only Safi Bahcall? A thoughtful and innovative leader, Safi coined… read more

Three Ways to Tame Risk in Franken-Sourcing

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls may be frightening, but they’ve got nothing on these sourcing horror stories! Read on to revel in the terror of Sourcer-ors past and find out how you can tame lurking risks and SPARK your sourcing back to life. “I CC’d every supplier on my RFP invitation instead of BCC’ing. So much… read more