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How Anadarko’s Sourcing Team Puts Pedal to the Metal

If you’re in the world of oil and gas, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride. Anadarko, a leader in the field, felt the rush: “At Anadarko, we’re moving at 100 miles per hour,” remarks Aaron Rubinstein, Manager of Shared Services & Technology, Global Supply Chain at the company. Their sourcing team needed something that… read more

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In the [Product] Picture: Milestone Templates

In this blog series, we keep you in the picture with the latest and greatest from Scout’s product team. Over to Chris Crane, co-founder and VP of product… Any journey needs a game plan, and sourcing projects are no exception. That’s where milestones come in. They can be assigned throughout the process to keep tasks… read more

Four Ways to Get Results with Reverse Auctions

Simple reverse auctions: Once a sourcing pipe dream, now a reality. We all know that leveraging live pricing drives compelling results, including: 1.  Access to global supplier base 2.  Increased efficiency in the market 3.  Reduction of purchasing costs 4.  Enhancement of the overall procurement process What’s always been less clear is how to leverage… read more

In the [Product] Picture: Templates

In this blog series, we keep you in the picture with the latest and greatest from Scout’s product team. Over to Chris Crane, co-founder and VP of product… If you’re looking for culprits behind non-compliance, templates (or a lack thereof) are usually at the root of it.  You shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel each… read more

Customer Success Tip: Filters in Pipeline

Scout Pipeline allows you to filter your sourcing projects so you can view what’s most important to you. This week, we’ll dive into how easy it is to do that — and next week, find out how to take things one step further and save specific views for quick reference and reporting.  Applying Filters Filters… read more

Coming to a Screen Near You: Strategic Sourcing with Scout

Our goal is to make sourcing the star of your organization — and to show you how Scout does that, we put together this feature presentation. So without further ado, grab your popcorn and see what strategic sourcing with Scout looks like: (and let’s not forget the best part: Scout can come to a screen… read more

Scout’s Customer Executive Board Meeting

One of my favorite parts of life at Scout is meeting with and talking to customers. After all, they’re the people in the front lines whose jobs we’re trying to make easier and more effective. So, it was truly a pleasure to get a group of star Scouts together last week for our annual Customer… read more

Customer Success Tip: Inviting Stakeholders & Stakeholder Permissions

 In last week’s Customer Success Tip, we went over how to add people to your company user list in Scout. This week, we’re going to switch over to stakeholders: who they are, how you can invite them to Scout, and how to adjust their permissions. Who are Stakeholders? Stakeholders are people who have access to the… read more

Pop Quiz: Is The Way That You’re Sourcing Working?

Is the way that you’re currently sourcing working? Here’s a quick yes-or-no quiz to find out: Are you tired of getting bogged down in spreadsheets and email? Y / N Does a lack of visibility have you spending more time managing work than actually doing it? Y / N Have you ever wondered what strategic… read more

Customer Success Tip: Add People to Company User List

Is your team getting bigger? Congratulations! It’s a breeze to add these new faces to Scout, so they can start sourcing right away. Find out how in this week’s Customer Success Tip. There are two ways to add users to your company’s Scout account in two ways: Inviting stakeholders directly to RFXs Adding users to the… read more