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The Measure Of Success: Are You Tracking The Right Procurement KPIs?

  The word “value” gets tossed around a lot when discussing the function of procurement within an organization. As a procurement leader, your goal may be to ensure that your team continues to “add value” by aligning itself with the long and short-term goals of your organization. But if your goal isn’t measurable, how do… read more

Growing Need For People In Strategic Sourcing

Companies’ procurement units may no longer consist of lone bookkeepers drafting spreadsheets in a back office, but today’s sourcing teams are stretched just as thin. As executives begin to realize the impact of strategic sourcing on their company’s bottom line, understaffed procurement teams are struggling to keep up with their growing role within organizations. High… read more

4 Tips For Your Next RFP

Think of running an RFP like corporate speed dating; not only do you want to put your best face forward and solicit competitive bids from vendors, but you want to find the best match for your company. Ideally, the process will facilitate an effective relationship with your supplier. With all of this on the line,… read more

Sourcing in the Cloud Just Makes Sense

Not long ago, to hear someone say they “work in the cloud” sounded looney. Today, that phrase signifies a progressive business that uses a flexible, accessible-from-anywhere computing solution that outperforms traditional office-based systems. It’s also a good sign your business should, too. Here’s why: Lower cost: Cloud computing solutions (a.k.a. “software as a service” or… read more

Why Painless RFPs is a Noble Mission

People ask us all the time how we can be so passionate about Painless RFPs here at Scout RFP. Sure, part of it is that we’ve gone through the agony of filling out MANY RFPs in our day. We definitely want to make sure that if we ever end up on the business end of… read more