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Three Critical Conversations from the Gartner Sourcing Summit

I’ve just returned from the Gartner Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit, held in Orlando, FL. A three-day event, this year’s Gartner Sourcing Summit brought together two adjacent, but often overlapping communities – IT and Procurement. The 1,500 delegates in attendance created a dynamic conversation that covered a broad range of topics, and I… read more

Forbes Cloud 100

Forbes Names Scout RFP a Cloud 100 Rising Star!

Today, in its 3rd annual recognition of the best and the brightest global cloud companies, Forbes revealed its 2018 list of Cloud 100 Rising Stars. And, I’m proud to share the news that Forbes and Bessemer Venture Partners has recognized Scout as one the Top 20 Breakout Up-and-Comers for 2018, the definitive list of the… read more

Scout Reports

Extract More Insights From Your Sourcing Data With Our New Scout Reports

Data is everywhere. The trouble is knowing what to do with it. And for most modern sourcing teams, those three words too accurately describe the current state of their reporting. In most companies, data is dispersed across a vast collection of spreadsheets, hard drives, cloud storage, and stacks of paper. Sourcing teams have struggled to… read more

scout executives

Welcoming Two New Scout Executives: Jerry Brooner and Sarvesh Mathur

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the two newest members of our executive team at Scout, Jerry Brooner and Sarvesh Mathur. Together, these two Scout executives will be helping us scale up our organization, our go-to-market capabilities, and the power of our platform. I firmly believe that we should be constantly upgrading the power… read more

procurement recruitment

How to Hone in on Your Untapped Sourcing Talent

There’s only a limited number of ways you can quantify the idea of “success” – it isn’t always tangible or straightforward. And with the transformation of today’s procurement space, the expectations of what makes a “successful” sourcing hire continues to shift, making it harder for companies to succeed in procurement recruitment. In fact, managing skilled… read more

sourcing reading list

Five Things for Your Sourcing Summer Reading List

Summer – it’s on and you should be too! Whether you’re enjoying vacation, sipping a margarita, or just kicking back, the summertime is the best season to read, watch, listen, and learn! Still, with less than five weeks until Labor Day, you’re surely wondering how you can level-up your procurement skills. Or, is it just… read more

sourcing leaders

In a New York Minute: Sourcing Pros Explain Finding Needles in a Haystack

Sourcing leaders bring unique skill sets that aid them in melding the right strategies, suppliers, partners, and tools needed to impact the business. But often times, when you’re up against an endless surge of incoming requests, “doing it all” feels more like finding needles in a haystack. Addressing this topic, the New York City Sourcing… read more