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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

Scout Recognized as Top Reverse Auctions Technology Provider

It’s always an honor to be recognized for our commitment to excellence in sourcing. We are proud to announce that today, CIO Applications has recognized Scout as a 2019 Top 10 Auction Software Solution Provider.  This prestigious award is based on an in-depth evaluation of Scout’s capabilities in the Auction Software category. This annual list… read more

Sourcing Teams, Celebrate Your Independence from Spreadsheets!

As July 4th sleepily winds its way through the summer heat (or fog, for us here in San Francisco!) we begin to set our sights on what to barbecue this week and what kind of pyrotechnics might inspire us. First, though, let’s pause for a brief moment to consider independence. Independence means the freedom to… read more

Crowdsourcing Success with Sourcing Leaders Across the U.S.

The Beatles got it right: we get by with a little help from our friends. Luckily, at Sourcing Leaders, we have a huge network of friends. In the past two weeks, we’ve met up with sourcing professionals across the country, in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, to discuss our struggles and successes. Our goal… read more