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Get Ready to SPARK Your Sourcing Journey!

It’s a huge week for us at Scout. Why? We’re absolutely overjoyed to announce SPARK’s return in 2020: SPARK Your Sourcing Journey. February 24th – 25th in San Francisco, over 800 sourcing and procurement leaders will gather at the iconic Pier 27 for 2 full days of inspiration, education, and collaboration.  SPARK, Scout’s annual user… read more

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Back to School: 5 Ways to Up Your Negotiation Game

Negotiations are never easy. They can be tedious, time-consuming, contentious, and risky. Fortunately, Scout supports expert negotiators from all industries who’ve shared their best advice with us.  Read on to find out how sourcing leaders at Salesforce, LendingTree, Zendesk, and more handle their toughest conversations and how Scout can help strengthen your relationships with both… read more

Seizing Opportunity at Scout: Meet Shelby LaRosa, Marketing Events Manager

 In our Meet the Scouts series, we get to know the people who make the Scout magic possible. This week, we caught up with Shelby LaRosa, Marketing Events Manager. In less than a year at Scout, Shelby earned a promotion to Marketing Events Manager thanks to her dedication to creating exceptional customer experiences on our… read more

The Secret Ingredients for Successful Change Management

You’ve seen it a hundred times: a team finds a spiffy new technology, rolls it out, uses it for a while, but the next thing you know, it’s been abandoned in favor of the legacy tool. Why does change management fail so much, and, more importantly, how do you increase the likelihood of a transformation’s… read more

Scout Value #1: Obsess over the Customer

Customer excellence is what we live and breathe every day at Scout; our number one company value is to obsess over the customer. Today, we found out that Scout was included in Zappos’ corporate culture publication, Zappos 2018: Your Culture Book, in the Travel and Procurement feature. This became one of those moments when we… read more

Scout and About at SF Pride 2019

One of the most fulfilling parts of working at Scout is partnering with colleagues who share your values. As part of the Google Ventures portfolio, we at Scout had the privilege of supporting the LGBTQ community by marching with the GV troops in San Francisco’s June 2019 Pride Parade. Our Scout Pride Team was a… read more

The Top 3 Ways to Cut Through Contract Chaos

Contract management processes can be overwhelming with different contract versions floating through emails, renewal dates approaching by surprise, and opaque approval bottlenecks slowing down workflows. This week, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at MDC Partners Jason Cammorata joined us in a webinar to share how he and his team are cutting through the chaotic world… read more

9 Things to Know If You’re a Procurement Professional

Whether you’ve been in procurement for a few years or a few decades, there’s always something new to learn. With this in mind, we couldn’t have been more excited to gather procurement and sourcing professionals from all around Boston to learn from their insights, advice, and observations on the evolution of procurement. Mary Kachinsky, Vice… read more