Scout RFP Named a Winner of Ventana Research’s 2016 Technology Innovation Awards

Cloud-based Sourcing Platform Recognized for Excellence in Service and Supply Chain

San Francisco, CA – October 12, 2016 — Scout RFP (Scout), the leading cloud-based strategic sourcing platform, was named the winner of Ventana Research’s prestigious 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Service and Supply Chain.

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards cover 30 business and technology categories and are presented annually to distinguished innovators that develop transformative technology. Ventana Research’s recognition showcases vendors who advance their industry by providing solutions that drive collaboration and deliver measurable results.

Scout CEO Alex Yakubovich said, “Scout RFP’s platform enables enterprises to easily tie strategic sourcing projects directly to business impact, so organizations can prioritize spend and position themselves to meet larger strategic goals. Ventana Research’s recognition of Scout as a Technology Innovator validates our mission to simplify sourcing and enable our customers to deliver better business outcomes.”

Ventana Research selects leading software pioneers that develop clear, insightful, and transformative technology that supports the enterprise with agile processes that lower the cost of doing business while maximizing returns.

“Ventana Research focuses on the practical application of information technology to improve company performance,” noted Robert Kugel, Senior Vice President and Research Director at Ventana Research. “Scout RFP offers a streamlined path to increasing the efficiency of the purchasing process and reducing its administrative overhead. Scout can help multiple departments collaborate more effectively while tracking buyer and supplier activities.”

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About Scout RFP
Scout RFP is a new breed, cloud-based strategic sourcing solution that allows organizations to make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Leading brands like Intuit, CEMEX, Jo-Ann Stores, VSP Global, Zebra Technologies, Splunk, and Cerner Corporation trust Scout’s automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater value through collaborative business engagement. Over 85 brands and 15,000 active users across 55 countries have chosen Scout’s simple, effective interface to streamline supplier selection and centralize data. Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures). To learn more, please visit, follow us on Twitter @scoutrfp or LinkedIn.

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Michaela Dempsey
Senior Director of Marketing, Scout RFP