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How to Win Like a Negotiations Ninja

When you think of the word “ninja,” what comes to mind? Black outfits? Nunchucks? Turtles? What about sourcing and procurement?  Not all sourcing professionals may be martial arts masters, but Sourcing’s daily work of negotiating with suppliers and stakeholders requires just as much precision and dedication. That’s why we hit the road last week with… read more

Workday +Scout

We’re just getting started….

The Scout RFP team is incredibly excited and proud to announce that we have entered into a definitive agreement with an industry leader in cloud-based ERP solutions, Workday.  Five years ago, we founded Scout RFP with the vision to make RFPs painless, an idea born of the challenges we experienced responding to RFXs and the… read more

Announcing SPARK 2020 Keynote Speaker

When you hear the word “loonshot,” what do you think of? An idea so loony, no one in their right mind would believe in it? Or maybe a shot in the dark, with wild hopes pinned on sparking a revolution? How about the one and only Safi Bahcall? A thoughtful and innovative leader, Safi coined… read more

Three Ways to Tame Risk in Franken-Sourcing

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls may be frightening, but they’ve got nothing on these sourcing horror stories! Read on to revel in the terror of Sourcer-ors past and find out how you can tame lurking risks and SPARK your sourcing back to life. “I CC’d every supplier on my RFP invitation instead of BCC’ing. So much… read more

What You Need to Know for Workday Rising 2019

Scout is thrilled to be participating in our first Workday Rising, Workday’s annual customer conference. This year, it will be held in Orlando, October 14-17th, and we couldn’t be more excited to attend.  With so much to experience during Workday’s multi-day event, we wanted to break it down and highlight what Scout’s looking forward to… read more

Selling Superstar: Meet Marco Siragusa, Senior Enterprise Account Executive

In our Meet the Scouts series, we get to know the people who make the Scout magic possible. This week, we’re featuring Marco Siragusa, Senior Enterprise Account Executive. Marco’s first-hand experience with painful RFPs piqued his interest in Scout’s revolutionary sourcing and supplier engagement platform and ultimately led him to join our team. In less… read more

Back to School: 5 More Ways to Up Your Negotiation Game

Fall is in the air and we’re going back to school for negotiations! Like all things, negotiating well takes practice. As we saw in our post a couple of weeks ago, it’s always easier to learn from experts who’ve mastered the craft. Ready for more tips to level-up your negotiation skills?  Read on to find… read more

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