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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

Nothing but Net at Spark 2020: Keynote Speaker Announcement

We know what you’re thinking. How could there possibly be a connection between basketball and sourcing? Glad you asked! Both require collaboration, dedication, and constant practice. But most importantly, both sourcing and basketball depend on an incredible team in order to succeed. And who better to talk about assembling a crack team of all-star players… 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

Announcing SPARK 2020 Keynote Speaker

When you hear the word “loonshot,” what do you think of? An idea so loony, no one in their right mind would believe in it? Or maybe a shot in the dark, with wild hopes pinned on sparking a revolution? How about the one and only Safi Bahcall? A thoughtful and innovative leader, Safi coined… read more

Sourcing Teams, Celebrate Your Independence from Spreadsheets!

As July 4th sleepily winds its way through the summer heat (or fog, for us here in San Francisco!) we begin to set our sights on what to barbecue this week and what kind of pyrotechnics might inspire us. First, though, let’s pause for a brief moment to consider independence. Independence means the freedom to… read more

How UBER Drives Scale and Standardization in Sourcing

What’s the secret to scaling and standardizing your sourcing strategy? Watch this Throwback Thursday video and learn how Uber’s Head of Global Strategic Sourcing has focused on people, process, and technology to deliver impact beyond a savings number. “I think everyone’s at Uber is a Scout user here, so you know how easy it is… read more

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Announcing SPARK 2019: Putting Sourcing Center Stage at SFJAZZ

SPARK is back! For our second annual conference for forward-thinking CPOs and sourcing leaders, we’re stepping up to a new venue, so mark your calendars for February 26 and 27 in San Francisco For Scout SPARK. You’ll experience two days of discovery, dialogue, and the opportunity to dive deeper into how we can make global… read more