Zebra Technologies Transforms Global Sourcing with Scout RFP

E-sourcing solutions provider enables Zebra Technologies to easily collaborate, spend smarter and generate better business outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO – February 14, 2017 – Scout RFP, a leader in the cloud-based strategic e-sourcing solutions space, is pleased to announce its extended relationship with longstanding customer Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations. This expanded relationship will enable Zebra to utilize Scout’s solution, including the recently launched Pipeline and Intake tools, across its global group for easier collaboration, smarter spending and improved business outcomes.

Early on, Zebra had identified a need for a streamlined sourcing project relationship process, and Scout answered with the release of Pipeline and Intake. These tools have helped Zebra streamline sourcing project visibility across the enterprise, improve spend management, collaborate on strategic opportunities in real time and better guide business outcomes through automation of the company’s internal sourcing process.

“We appreciate that Scout RFP has been stakeholder-oriented and collaboration-focused from the beginning,” said Gautam Jha, VP of Supply Chain Integration & Operations at Zebra Technologies. “Using Pipeline and Intake allowed us to quickly gain a better perspective on sourcing and procurement planning, forecasting, collaborating with stakeholders and greatly improving overall business impact — so much so that we have seen multi-million dollars saving to date.”

Zebra’s implementation of Scout’s Pipeline and Intake allowed for dramatically improved sourcing project efficiency and effectiveness. The tools bring better visibility to currently open projects and commodity manager work load, as well as track project timelines and SLAs. All this is helping reduced timing for sourcing and procurement activity. After a successful deployment in North America, Zebra expanded Scout’s presence throughout its international team, and integrated Pipeline planning into its global workflow process. Now, Zebra’s global sourcing team is able to collaborate with suppliers, stakeholders and the office of finance, all in one easy-to-use-tool.

“As Zebra continues to optimize its global sourcing processes, Scout Pipeline and Intake helps the company’s internal stakeholders and strategic suppliers collaborate on projects,” said Alex Yakubovich, Co-Founder and CEO at Scout. “We look forward to helping continue to build Zebra’s internal sourcing processes together.”

For more information on Scout RFP’s e-sourcing solutions, please visit www.scoutrfp.com.


About Scout RFP

Scout, also known as Scout RFP, provides a new breed of cloud-based strategic sourcing solutions that help organizations achieve better outcomes and make a bigger impact. 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. 22,000 active users across 55 countries have chosen Scout’s simple, effective interface to streamline supplier selection, centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures). To learn more, please visit scoutrfp.com and follow us on Twitter @scoutrfp or LinkedIn.