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Welcome Home(page): Scout RFP Product Update

As more companies migrate their back office operations into the cloud and teams are spread across geographies, an organized system of record becomes mission-critical to the success of the sourcing organization. According to a Supply Chain Dive report, 72% of CFOs today wish to empower their strategic sourcing teams to become more agile and resilient… read more

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4 New Ways Procurement is Supporting the Business

Strategic sourcing teams need a place to collaborate with each other and with their stakeholders to align on business continuity planning–from anywhere. They also need a centralized hub for all of their sourcing, contract, and supplier information so they can make data-driven decisions and drive immediate impact across the enterprise.  There’s no denying that the… read more

How 4 Businesses Are Stepping Up During Uncertainty

As companies and consumers alike experience the varied impacts of a turbulent and uncertain economy, many businesses are stepping u pto support their communities in new and creative ways. We are inspired by the responsiveness these businesses have shown in rapidly retooling and adjusting their operations under these circumstances. Stories of Support and Resilience Bacardi… read more

3 Ways Procurement Can Guide the Business Through Uncertainty

Businesses across the globe are settling in for the long haul of remote work and ongoing uncertainty. Amidst concerns for the health of their employees and the economic fluctuations, companies are looking to their sourcing and procurement teams to protect their futures and lead them into the next phase of “normal.”  With the right technology… read more

SPARK 2020: Where Will Your Sourcing Journey Lead?

We can’t thank you enough for making SPARK 2020 our best (and biggest) conference yet! From attending incredible keynotes, to hearing insightful customer stories, to networking at our demo bar, we hope you left Pier 27 inspired to take new ideas back with you and make waves in your own organizations.  SPARK 2020 was centered… read more

SPARK 2020: Know Before You Go

SPARK 2020 February 24-25 | Pier 27 San Francisco, CA All aboard! SPARK is less than one week away and we absolutely cannot wait to connect with and learn from hundreds of procurement leaders. We’ve jam-packed this sourcing celebration with 20+ hours of learning sessions, networking opportunities, and of course, fun! Read on for everything… read more

Sourcing Puts a SPARKle in Our Eye

We may not have flowers, Like you, we love thrift. This Valentine’s Day, We come bearing gifs.         What can we say? Over you, we’re obsessed From RFPs to savings Sourcing pros outdo the rest   You’ve managed your suppliers And worked with stakeholders too, But now is the time To do… read more