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It’s a New Day for SPARK 2020: Keynote Speaker Announcement

It’s been an exciting time for us here at Scout RFP. If you haven’t already heard, the Scout Village just got bigger. About 11,800 people bigger, in fact. We are beyond thrilled to join Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications, and we feel there is no better way to ring in this new and… read more

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2020 Procurement Predictions by Top Analysts

“The use of hyper-automation, interconnected supplier networks, digital assistants and real-time information in procurement and sourcing applications will soon change how work is done. Application leaders should plan for these developments — or risk their organizations falling behind the competition.”  Gartner’s eagerly awaited 2020 Predictions for Procurement and Sourcing are here and have identified Application… read more

Scout’s Year in Review 2019: A Letter From our Founders

Hi there!  The beginning of the New Year is a unique time for all of us to reflect, refocus, and refresh our goals with renewed energy. This rings especially true for Scout in 2020. It’s hard to believe that just one year has passed since Scout announced our Series C funding last January. Flash forward… read more

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… read more

Nothing but Net at Spark 2020: Keynote Speaker Announcement

We know what you’re thinking. How could there possibly be a connection between basketball and sourcing? Glad you asked! Both require collaboration, dedication, and constant practice. But most importantly, both sourcing and basketball depend on an incredible team in order to succeed. And who better to talk about assembling a crack team of all-star players… read more

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