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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
Monday 01.15.2018 Conventional procurement is already a thing of the past. As new technologies drive digital transformation across the enterprise, procurement’s role is becoming more crucial to the business. Agile sourcing technologies are paving the way for heightened transparency and providing access to invaluable data needed to make informed business decisions at the enterprise level.... read more
Sunday 01.7.2018 Rapidly changing business and market conditions can send the supply chain into a tailspin and turn managing it effectively into a nightmare task. More and more companies – including premier oil and gas E&P company, Anadarko – are leveraging sourcing to address this. The results are compelling; not only does agile sourcing yield an agile... read more
Thursday 12.14.2017 Every big business buys things, and making software aimed at easing that purchasing process is leading to doubled revenue and fast headcount growth for San Francisco-based Scout RFP. The company moved into a new headquarters with 15,000 square feet of space at 123 Mission St. this week to accommodate its growth.... read more
Thursday 12.14.2017 Digital transformation: It’s the initiative on everyone’s lips, but what’s less clear is how to go about it effectively. The challenge is compounded when you’re working with processes that become almost intrinsic to your business operations through the years. It’s not really surprising that 75 percent of companies are still taking incremental steps towards digital... read more
Wednesday 12.6.2017 Customer happiness is the lifeblood of any business — after all, happy customers mean lower churn rates, increased word-of-mouth marketing, a boost for internal morale, and so much more. Something that many tech companies will quickly find out is that much of that happiness starts with the onboarding process. If a customer experiences an unpleasant... read more
Friday 12.1.2017 Procurement, like other finance-related areas in the enterprise, is quickly finding itself with a seat at the corporate leaders’ table — but it hasn’t necessarily been an easy ride to get there. Even as new technologies offer sophisticated eProcurement, eSourcing and spend management solutions for corporates, grappling with the adoption of these tools has been a... read more
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Scout News

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

11.28.2017 - Scout RFP Hits $13 Billion in Spend Managed and Heightens Customer ROI

Leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions points to 10x returns for customers NOVEMBER 28, 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, is pleased to announce banner growth in 2017, including reaching over $13 billion worth of spend managed through Scout Pipeline. This November, Scout celebrated the one-year anniversary of… read more

11.1.2017 - Scout, SIG, and Intuit Team Up For Webinar on Standardizing Indirect Procurement

SAN FRANCISCO – November 1, 2017 – Scout RFP, Sourcing Insights Group (SIG), and Intuit will present strategies for standardizing indirect procurement during a webinar on November 2, 2017. The event will detail how Larry Wood, Head of Strategic Sourcing at Intuit, accelerated success for the organization by adopting an indirect procurement standard. Executives from… read more

09.5.2017 - Scout RFP Named 2017 SaaS Awards Winner for Supply Chain

SAN FRANCISCO – September 5, 2017 – Scout RFP, a leader in cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions, announced today that it has been named a winner of the 2017 Best SaaS Product for Supply Chain/Warehouse Management from the SaaS Awards program. The Software-as-a-Service Awards program accepts entries worldwide, including North America, Australasia, and EMEA. Now in its second… read more

06.20.2017 - Scout Summer ’17 Release Adds Vendor Contract Management and Expanded Language Offerings

Scout’s new contracts product provides improved workflow and greater supplier visibility. SAN FRANCISCO – June 20, 2017 – Scout RFP, a leader in the cloud-based strategic eSourcing solutions space, today announces the launch of its Summer ’17 release. Scout Contracts, its new vendor contract management solution, allows the enterprise to collaboratively and comprehensively manage supplier contracts…. read more

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