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Accelerating a New Era of Strategic Sourcing

It’s been one year since Scout RFP joined Workday. Alex Yakubovich, Co-Founder of Scout RFP, reflects on what we’ve accomplished together, including customer adoption, product innovation, and moving forward as Workday Strategic Sourcing. Read more.

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Sourcing Leaders: Prioritizing Supplier Diversity in a Changing World

Supplier diversity is top of mind for strategic sourcing teams looking to overcome uncertainty and build resilience into their supply chains. With ongoing supply chain disruption, more and more enterprises are understanding the massive impact that a diverse supply chain generates. A more diverse supply base not only enables agile sourcing processes, but also drives… read more

4 Reasons to Take Your SRM Strategy Digital

Virtually every enterprise in every industry has felt the ripple effect of supply chain disruption in 2020. Strategic sourcing and procurement teams across the globe have grappled with ongoing uncertainty and are partnering more closely than ever with their strategic vendors to ensure continuity for their businesses. As teams are spread across geographies and value… read more

Setting Strategic Sourcing up for Success in the Next Normal

If there’s anything the first half of 2020 has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. From pivoting to entirely remote operations, to shoring up disrupted supply chains, and taking a leading role in business continuity planning, strategic sourcing has been tackling uncertainty from all sides. With approximately 2.7B of the global populations affected by… read more

CAB 2020: ZOOMing Around the World

For CAB 2020, our amazing customers helped us take sourcing to places it’s never been before! With guests hailing from all over the world and sharing their stories, Scout RFP’s 5th annual Customer Advisory Board (CAB) was truly like no other. Over these past five years, we have been humbled by the creativity, innovation, and… read more

Strategic Sourcing in 2020: Three Key Takeaways for Healthcare Businesses

For the past several months, procurement leaders across all industries have stepped up and guided their organizations through unprecedented crisis. In the healthcare industry especially, procurement teams are playing an integral role in shaping the path forward while protecting patients and caregivers.  The most effective teams have set their sights on a few key areas:… read more

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

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