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Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders: Defining KPIs to Make Your Blueprint a Reality

More than half of procurement leaders surveyed do not believe that they have the capability in their teams to deliver their procurement strategyٰ¹. Thus, CPOs know they must change how they operate to succeed. To accelerate industry performance, the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) meet once every quarter to elevate core capabilities through knowledge sharing… read more

contract management

Three Ways to Simplify Contract Management With Scout

Last month, we announced Scout Contracts, a simple, flexible contract management tool for sourcing and legal teams looking for a better way to improve their process, work across teams, and get a clearer view into supplier obligations and adherence. We’re already hearing positive reviews from customers and prospects who appreciate the simplicity and efficiency Scout… read more

5 Things to Gobble up at SPARK 2019

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. That’s the beauty of the holidays; everyone has their own way of giving thanks. For me, nothing says, “Thanksgiving at Scout” more than a dancing hand turkey from our very own, Emerson Garber. I’m sure you would agree, too! At Scout, we are forever thankful to our… read more

2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice

It’s All About our Customers: Scout Named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

It’s true: we’re more than a little obsessed with our customers. And, it’s what sets Scout apart. As a disruptive technology platform, it’s easy to get down in the details of the tech, tweaking everything for a better, faster, cleaner result. But, what makes great innovation really stick is whether or not your customers love… read more

Allen Gannett SPARK

Find your Flash of Genius in Allen Gannett’s SPARK 2019 Keynote

Beyond cost savings, spend under management, and risk mitigation, there’s another powerful way to measure the impact of Sourcing: finding unexpected solutions to tough business challenges. The best teams are a source of innovation and crazy successful problem solving, but it can be a daunting task to find the path to your next ‘aha!’ moment…. read more

NYCSL Sourcing

NYCSL: Retain and Foster High-Performing Sourcing Talent with This Core Skill

When visionary leaders share powerful knowledge, it’s not only a kind gesture but also a vital activity for driving change within the sourcing community. That’s why Nicholas Ammaturo, along with a few peers, founded the New York City Sourcing Leaders (NYCSL) group, a team of innovators that pride themselves on bettering the procurement industry through… read more