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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

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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

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

Negotiating like a Ninja: 4 Key Takeaways for Procurement

Negotiating: some of us love it, and some of us hate it, but we all do it. Maybe you’re convincing a three-year-old to eat her vegetables, or maybe you’re brokering a multi-million deal with a key supplier. Fortunately, while we can’t help you much with the former (besides sharing our sincere wishes of good luck),… read more

Watch How a Collaborative Procurement Pipeline Helps Keep Water Running in Australia

How do you manage 3.4 billion dollars of essential service infrastructure to keep the taps flowing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? In Queensland, Australia, Unitywater and its high-powered sourcing and procurement team is committed to keeping communities healthy through access to clean water supply and sewerage services. Unitywater’s Procurement team focuses on… 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

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Enhance Your Procurement Process So it’s Easy to Do More

If you’re hung up on manual tasks, disparate spreadsheets, and siloed data, then achieving a single line of sight into your procurement process will make it easy to do more. Despite today’s disruptive climate, procurement is progressing to become a more strategic function. However, without a real-time view of suppliers, contracts, or project statuses, procurement… read more