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2020 Procurement Predictions by Top Analysts

“The use of hyper-automation, interconnected supplier networks, digital assistants and real-time information in procurement and sourcing applications will soon change how work is done. Application leaders should plan for these developments — or risk their organizations falling behind the competition.”  Gartner’s eagerly awaited 2020 Predictions for Procurement and Sourcing are here and have identified Application… read more

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Scout’s Year in Review 2019: A Letter From our Founders

Hi there!  The beginning of the New Year is a unique time for all of us to reflect, refocus, and refresh our goals with renewed energy. This rings especially true for Scout in 2020. It’s hard to believe that just one year has passed since Scout announced our Series C funding last January. Flash forward… read more

Best of the Blog: Top Posts from 2019

2020 is shaping up to be Sourcing’s most exciting year yet, and we feel so fortunate to help drive ongoing digital and strategic transformation in the industry.  At Scout RFP, now a Workday company, we are beyond thankful for our outstanding customers who inspire us every day, and we can’t wait to continue supporting them… read more

3 Things Sourcing Brings to the (Thanksgiving) Table

It’s been a wild ride at Scout this year, and there’s a lot to be thankful for. We have incredible customers, a talented Scout Village, and we’re about to join one of the best companies to work for in the world. It’s certainly a time of gratitude for all of us at Scout as we… read more

What You Need to Know for Workday Rising 2019

Scout is thrilled to be participating in our first Workday Rising, Workday’s annual customer conference. This year, it will be held in Orlando, October 14-17th, and we couldn’t be more excited to attend.  With so much to experience during Workday’s multi-day event, we wanted to break it down and highlight what Scout’s looking forward to… read more

Back to School: 5 More Ways to Up Your Negotiation Game

Fall is in the air and we’re going back to school for negotiations! Like all things, negotiating well takes practice. As we saw in our post a couple of weeks ago, it’s always easier to learn from experts who’ve mastered the craft. Ready for more tips to level-up your negotiation skills?  Read on to find… read more

Back to School: 5 Ways to Up Your Negotiation Game

Negotiations are never easy. They can be tedious, time-consuming, contentious, and risky. Fortunately, Scout supports expert negotiators from all industries who’ve shared their best advice with us.  Read on to find out how sourcing leaders at Salesforce, LendingTree, Zendesk, and more handle their toughest conversations and how Scout can help strengthen your relationships with both… read more

The Secret Ingredients for Successful Change Management

You’ve seen it a hundred times: a team finds a spiffy new technology, rolls it out, uses it for a while, but the next thing you know, it’s been abandoned in favor of the legacy tool. Why does change management fail so much, and, more importantly, how do you increase the likelihood of a transformation’s… read more

The Top 3 Ways to Cut Through Contract Chaos

Contract management processes can be overwhelming with different contract versions floating through emails, renewal dates approaching by surprise, and opaque approval bottlenecks slowing down workflows. This week, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at MDC Partners Jason Cammorata joined us in a webinar to share how he and his team are cutting through the chaotic world… read more

Workday and Scout – A Procurement Partnership to Watch in 2019

A lot of folks have been asking about our partnership with Workday, and stemming from our SPARK 2019 customer conference, we wanted to share some exciting updates across three different areas: Partner. Scout is in the midst of building a product integration, which will be certified by Workday. This integration will provide a seamless connection… read more