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Thursday 02.14.2019 “SPARK will bring together the best and brightest minds for a productive environment of discussion, with more than 20 sessions focusing on problems we’re all working to solve in our businesses,” said Scout RFP President Stan Garber. “Our venue, the SFJAZZ Center, meets a specific, unique need for the community as the ‘first free-standing building... read more
Tuesday 01.15.2019 One reason Scale Venture Partners was so interested in investing: Scout RFP is the latest startup to apply consumer-app-style experiences to a neglected area of back office software. “They’re doing it in a way that’s usable and user-friendly,” says Scale partner Alex Niehenke. “We talked to one large enterprise vendor and ten of their customers,... read more
Friday 12.14.2018 Reshaping KPIs is the first step toward rebuilding better processes. New research shows that many organizations are making this change by viewing their process through a new lens–a pipeline of sourcing opportunities. And it’s a near-perfect parallel to the familiar and trusted sales pipeline process. By emulating this blueprint, sourcing can develop a system for... read more
Friday 11.30.2018 Sales leaders view opportunities as belonging to a progressive funnel, with discrete stages that can be viewed, measured and analyzed. By emulating the sales model, procurement can also establish a unified framework to identify, qualify, manage and follow up on opportunities. This new, pipeline-based way of approaching procurement can help organizations become more transparent, collaborative... read more
Tuesday 08.14.2018 Procurement faces a wake-up call as tectonic shifts in technology threaten to completely alter the function, leading eventually to its automation. Companies have three options for embracing this major change.... read more
Wednesday 05.9.2018 Each year, some companies on the Spend Matters 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch lists push themselves beyond simply a standout performance. They earn the recognition that they are not only bringing innovation into procurement organizations but also leading the charge to change the way we do business for the better. These... read more
Tuesday 04.24.2018 Manual processes are not only holding back innovation within the sourcing function, but also costing businesses in ways they don’t even realize.... read more
Thursday 03.29.2018 In case you missed it, Scout RFP, the San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based strategic sourcing tools, announced at at SPARK last month the release of its newest cloud-based application, Supplier Performance Management (click here to read Andrew’s coverage of the event). Based on customer feedback, Scout’s release of Supplier Performance Management (SPM) is part of a larger product release that it... read more
Thursday 03.29.2018 Scout is named a “contender” in IDC’s vendor assessment, which explores the leading SaaS and cloud-enabled sourcing software solutions and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a system.... read more
Wednesday 02.28.2018 Scout, the upstart company making waves in the strategic sourcing software market, hosted its inaugural user conference this week in San Francisco and it was an impressive first showing for such a relatively young company. The Scout founders said that approximately 300 attendees had registered for the event representing 160 different companies. The morning of the... read more
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Scout News

02.14.2019 - Scout RFP Puts Sourcing Center Stage at Second Annual SPARK Conference

Scout gathers forward-thinking leaders to explore Sourcing’s impactful role in enterprise success SAN FRANCISCO — February 14, 2019 — Scout RFP, the Sourcing and supplier engagement platform, today announces its second annual SPARK conference from Feb. 26-27 at the SFJAZZ Center. At SPARK 2019, more than 600 Sourcing and Procurement professionals from around the globe will… read more

01.15.2019 - Scout RFP Raises $33M to Define the Future of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement including investments from Scale Venture Partners and Workday Ventures

Over 175 global enterprises rely on Scout to drive cost savings, collaborate with strategic suppliers, and manage key contracts, making enterprise commerce faster, safer, and more transparent SAN FRANCISCO – January 15, 2019 –Today, Scout RFP, the sourcing and supplier engagement platform, announced it has raised $33M in Series C funding. Over the last twelve… read more

11.19.2018 - Scout RFP is recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings From Technology Decision Makers Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using Scout’s Platform San Francisco, CA, November 19th, 2018 – Scout RFP, the sourcing and supplier engagement platform, today announced they were named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic… read more

11.7.2018 - Scout RFP Launches Scout Contracts, a Simple, Effective Contracts and Obligations Management Platform for the Enterprise

Scout launches new contract management product to help enterprises manage supplier contracts, agreements, and obligations within their unified sourcing and supplier engagement platform. SAN FRANCISCO – November 7, 2018 – Scout RFP, the unified sourcing and supplier engagement platform, today announced the release of its new Scout Contracts product, the simplest and most effective way… read more

09.5.2018 - Scout Appoints New Sales and Engineering Leaders to Executive Team

New CRO Jerry Brooner and CTO Sarvesh Mathur bring world-class experience and a strategic vision for growth to Scout’s powerful sourcing and supplier engagement platform SAN FRANCISCO – September 5, 2018 – Scout RFP, the new enterprise standard for strategic sourcing, today announced two new members of their executive leadership team. First, Jerry Brooner, former… read more

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