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4 New Ways Procurement is Supporting the Business

Strategic sourcing teams need a place to collaborate with each other and with their stakeholders to align on business continuity planning–from anywhere. They also need a centralized hub for all of their sourcing, contract, and supplier information so they can make data-driven decisions and drive immediate impact across the enterprise.  There’s no denying that the… read more

How 4 Businesses Are Stepping Up During Uncertainty

As companies and consumers alike experience the varied impacts of a turbulent and uncertain economy, many businesses are stepping u pto support their communities in new and creative ways. We are inspired by the responsiveness these businesses have shown in rapidly retooling and adjusting their operations under these circumstances. Stories of Support and Resilience Bacardi… read more

3 Ways Procurement Can Guide the Business Through Uncertainty

Businesses across the globe are settling in for the long haul of remote work and ongoing uncertainty. Amidst concerns for the health of their employees and the economic fluctuations, companies are looking to their sourcing and procurement teams to protect their futures and lead them into the next phase of “normal.”  With the right technology… read more

Sourcing Puts a SPARKle in Our Eye

We may not have flowers, Like you, we love thrift. This Valentine’s Day, We come bearing gifs.         What can we say? Over you, we’re obsessed From RFPs to savings Sourcing pros outdo the rest   You’ve managed your suppliers And worked with stakeholders too, But now is the time To do… read more

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

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

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

Blazing a Trail with Reverse Auctions: IBX

As you probably know, Scout’s number one value is to obsess over the customer. There’s nothing we love more than sitting down with our users and diving deep into how they’re leveraging the Scout platform to drive sourcing success. Recently, we caught up with Jeff Harvey and Leanne Golding of IBX to learn how they… read more

Three Ways to Tame Risk in Franken-Sourcing

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls may be frightening, but they’ve got nothing on these sourcing horror stories! Read on to revel in the terror of Sourcer-ors past and find out how you can tame lurking risks and SPARK your sourcing back to life. “I CC’d every supplier on my RFP invitation instead of BCC’ing. So much… read more