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Wednesday 04.18.2018 E-sourcing provider Scout RFP announced Tuesday it had hired Grant Shirk as its first vice president of marketing, according to a press release. Shirk will be responsible for further developing Scout’s go-to-market strategy, helping it expand both domestically and internationally. “Great SaaS products positively impact how people and companies work,” Shirk said in the press release. “Scout’s innovative... read more
Tuesday 04.17.2018 Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, today announced Grant Shirk is joining the executive team as its first Vice President of Marketing. Following the success of Spark, Scout’s inaugural user conference, and its Supplier Performance Management launch in February, the company is focused on expanding its platform and accelerating growth domestically and abroad. Shirk, who... 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
Tuesday 02.27.2018 E-sourcing provider Scout RFP announced Tuesday the addition of supplier performance management (SPM) to its platform, according to a press release. The new SPM module “facilitates proactive analysis of business impact and historical tracking of supplier performance via streamlined collaboration between sourcing teams, business stakeholders and suppliers,” the company said.... read more
Friday 02.2.2018 Great SaaS solutions are easy to adopt and even easier to use — but that doesn’t mean that they should lack the human component. A check-in call and invoice in the inbox doesn’t cut it; instead, customer success teams should implement a strategic success plan that will help maintain a healthy level of communication and... read more
Tuesday 01.30.2018 Before you invest in a new technology, it’s important to get a feel for how well it will fit your company. After all, some tools might look great on paper, but won’t actually mesh with your current processes or culture. Look for solutions that offer trial periods and tailored training. These will help you determine... read more
Tuesday 01.23.2018 While the phrase “wave of change” has nice dramatic effect, it doesn’t always work out that way. Take sourcing, for example: While 70% of large organizations have e-sourcing tools, many have not adopted and begun utilizing these tools. Meanwhile, 30% still rely on manual sourcing methods. Change can range from disruptive to downright difficult — but what’s... read more
Wednesday 01.17.2018 “Nearly three quarters of our survey respondents identify email as their main method of procurement management, and over half point to Excel as their sourcing management go-to. As these findings demonstrate, many companies still use legacy methods for sourcing management and are missing out on the collaborative benefits of eSourcing,” said Andrew Durlak, VP of... read more
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Scout News

04.17.2018 - Scout Appoints Vice President of Marketing to Accelerate Global Growth

Enterprise SaaS marketing veteran Grant Shirk joins Scout’s executive team to help accelerate the company’s growth and market momentum. SAN FRANCISCO – April 17, 2018 – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, today announced Grant Shirk is joining the executive team as its first Vice President of Marketing. Following the success of… read more

03.15.2018 - VSP Global Named a Finalist in the World Procurement Awards 2018

Scout customer shortlisted for the prestigious award celebrating innovative procurement executives. SAN FRANCISCO – March 15, 2018 – Greg Tennyson, Chief Procurement Officer of Scout customer VSP Global, has been selected as a finalist for the “Smart Cube Procurement Leader Award” in the World Procurement Awards 2018. The World Procurement Awards are among the most… read more

02.27.2018 - Scout Revolutionizes Supplier Performance Management with Newest Solution

Scout’s latest product innovation allows the enterprise to facilitate seamless supplier performance management and drive greater impact. February 27, 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions and winner of 8 coveted industry awards, today announced the release of its latest product innovation: Supplier Performance Management. It will be released… read more

02.22.2018 - Scout SPARK Brings Together Over 300 Sourcing Professionals and a Lineup of Expert Speakers

Industry experts and customers will explore how to drive unprecedented enterprise-wide impact from sourcing and procurement. February 22, 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, will host SPARK, its inaugural conference, on February 27, 2018 in San Francisco. A first-of-its-kind industry event, SPARK will showcase the central theme of… read more

01.17.2018 - 68 Percent of Finance Professionals Report That Procurement Makes Them More Effective

New data from Scout RFP identifies procurement as a driver of key finance priorities. SAN FRANCISCO – January 17, 2018 – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, today released findings from a recent survey of finance professionals exploring the use of strategic sourcing to supplement finance initiatives. Findings from the study indicate that… read more

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