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How to Reach Remarkable New Heights in Procurement

We now work and live in an era where rising customer expectations, increasing business pressures, and disrupting technologies are the norm. Seems like, as procurement moves from a back-office function to a strategic business partner, the need for transformation has never been more apparent. But that doesn’t make it easy or seamless. By unleashing its… read more

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Customer Success Tip: Calendar Sync with Scout

Have you ever found yourself wanting to pull important dates from Scout and sync them into your own calendar? Now you can! With our new calendar syncing functionality, you can sync milestone dates and sourcing event deadlines from your saved views in Pipeline directly to your calendar of choice. Here’s how to do it: Step… read more

Supplier Performance Management

This is How to Turn Some of your Worst Suppliers into your Best

Have you ever been let down by one of your suppliers? It’s no secret that savings drive the CPO’s agenda; but, equally if not more important, are business issues related to supplier performance and risk management. Deloitte’s Global CPO survey recently revealed that cost reduction, new market development, and managing risks remain the top business… read more

In the [Product] Picture: Supplier Performance Management

In this blog series, we keep you in the picture with the latest and greatest from Scout’s product team. Over to Chris Crane, co-founder and VP of product… Last week, we unveiled our newest product innovation: Supplier Performance. This Scout module addresses an issue we had heard a lot from sourcing teams of all sizes… read more

5 Big Sourcing Ideas that Make an Even Bigger Impact

Yesterday, we hosted SPARK, Scout’s inaugural user conference, bringing together executives, customers, partners, experts, and strategic professionals among the sourcing industry from around the globe. With 160 companies in the room and no shortage of thought-provoking content, SPARK’s “Make an Impact” theme showcased five big ideas for sourcing to make an even bigger impact: Igniting… read more

Introducing Scout Supplier Performance Management

Today marked the launch of Scout’s latest product innovation: Supplier Performance Management! The first of its kind, Scout Supplier Performance Management allows sourcing teams to easily track supplier performance and quickly gauge impact to the business, gather comprehensive feedback from stakeholders, and share development plans to increase value from the supply base. “At Scout, our goal is… read more

Turn Complex RFPs into Scalable Success with a One-Stop Shop for Sourcing

Today’s environment brings a lot of uncertainty for businesses. For technology companies especially, improving time to market is a must for achieving growth goals in the next 3 years, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Industry Outlook. For the CPO and their team to make an impact, they’ll need to show sourcing’s value beyond a savings number… read more