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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

Get Ready to SPARK Your Sourcing Journey!

It’s a huge week for us at Scout. Why? We’re absolutely overjoyed to announce SPARK’s return in 2020: SPARK Your Sourcing Journey. February 24th – 25th in San Francisco, over 800 sourcing and procurement leaders will gather at the iconic Pier 27 for 2 full days of inspiration, education, and collaboration.  SPARK, Scout’s annual user… 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

Seizing Opportunity at Scout: Meet Shelby LaRosa, Marketing Events Manager

 In our Meet the Scouts series, we get to know the people who make the Scout magic possible. This week, we caught up with Shelby LaRosa, Marketing Events Manager. In less than a year at Scout, Shelby earned a promotion to Marketing Events Manager thanks to her dedication to creating exceptional customer experiences on our… read more

Scout and About at SF Pride 2019

One of the most fulfilling parts of working at Scout is partnering with colleagues who share your values. As part of the Google Ventures portfolio, we at Scout had the privilege of supporting the LGBTQ community by marching with the GV troops in San Francisco’s June 2019 Pride Parade. Our Scout Pride Team was a… read more

9 Things to Know If You’re a Procurement Professional

Whether you’ve been in procurement for a few years or a few decades, there’s always something new to learn. With this in mind, we couldn’t have been more excited to gather procurement and sourcing professionals from all around Boston to learn from their insights, advice, and observations on the evolution of procurement. Mary Kachinsky, Vice… 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

In the [Product] Picture: Evaluations

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… Evaluations are a crucial part of the sourcing process. Establishing the right selection criteria can help suppliers put their best foot forward and, crucially, promotes meaningful discussions… read more

A Year in the Pipeline

Today marks the first birthday of Scout Pipeline — and it even got its own cake to celebrate! We launched Pipeline, a category management tool, to help businesses gain real-time visibility into sourcing opportunities and directly tie activity to business impact through a collaborative interface. Here’s a peek at what sourcing teams have accomplished using… read more