Why a Marketplace Model is a Key Part of a Tail Spend SolutionJune 3, 2018
For many procurement organizations, catalogs have become the default way to manage indirect spend. It’s easy to see why. Catalogs offer a simple way to manage recurring, low-value purchases. By grouping previously sourced categories and commonly requested items into a single interface, catalogs promise ease of use, efficiency and, of course, increased savings, especially through the reduction of maverick spend.
Tail Spend Technology is Not Just Available, Its On-DemandMay 27, 2018
Procurement has firmly entered the tail spend era, and with necessary tools now available to tackle this persistent purchasing problem, supply organizations are finally consolidating costs, cracking down on unauthorized spend and clawing back lost time to deliver real value to their businesses. At least, that’s what the picture is starting to look like at large manufacturers and corporates.
Technology to Solve Procurement’s Persistent Tail Spend Problem is Available.May 20, 2018
Tail spend frustrates many procurement groups. It’s messy, it’s complex and it’s time-consuming to tackle. Inking big deals and keeping stakeholders happy seem like far better priorities for the typical category manager, since that’s how he can turn executive heads and make his daily life simpler.
Simfoni recognized as a leading vendor for 3rd year in successionMay 7, 2018
The Spend Matters 2018 Almanac has been released today and Simfoni is delighted to announce that – for the 3rd year in succession – it has been recognized in the “Top 50 to Watch” category amongst leading technology vendors in the eProcurement sector.
Simfoni’s ‘Virtuosi’ Analytics Recognized as a leader by Spend MattersApril 11, 2018
We are delighted that Spend Matters have recognized Virtuosi™ Analytics as a Leader in their latest assessment report on spend analytics. Spend Matters assesses solutions on two primary axes; an Analyst score derived from an in-depth technical review of the functionality, and a Customer score determined from feedback from actual users.
Why has Simfoni been nominated for a Best Procurement Technology Award?March 20, 2018
The finalists for the World Procurement Awards 2018 were released this week and we are pleased to announce that Simfoni – the spend analytics and tail spend management specialist – has been nominated in the category “Best New Procurement Technology”.
Tail Spend is too good to be true – and that’s a problem!March 4, 2018
Simfoni manages tail spend for clients all over the world and across many different industries. But regardless of geography or sector, I have gained 2 important insights that are vastly out of sync with the common theory about tail spend;...
Spend Analytics’ in action and its benefits.March 1, 2018
Spend analytics are basically focused on the improvements that are required to be made in the operational sector. Analytics is mainly the systematic data or the information that is received from that data. The hidden working that causes the big results to happen, need insights and re-examination. It is just because of the spend analytics that are created skillfully, the company is able to check the things that do more harm than good. Whether it is the understanding of the data or controlling the costs to increase the level of profits, it is all known with the help of spend analytics.
Savings management in a firm. How a savings software helps in it?February 28, 2018
Savings management in terms of finances is termed as the forecasting or estimation of the savings on the basis of plans carried out under every activity. Every firm keeps aside a definite amount of transaction or returns which are called savings. Saving management in a firm is the result of combined efforts from both the suppliers and customers.
Tail Spend Management for the financial progressFebruary 27, 2018
Tail spend management is necessary for any firm to improve its financial performance. It is the spend made that is not included in all the categories of spend, rather few that impacts its performance in respect of the finances. Suppliers are many but to each given spend category, very small share is made.
We’ve been at this for a long time. And we recognize procurement is more than just finding an item at the cheapest price. We all need to see spend differently. Responsible sourcing and sustainable procurement are not a sidebar, they are at the core of the job. And to do this job well it takes technology + humans. Simfoni is here to bring opportunity, balance, impact and control to your procurement team and process. We are here to help you see spend differently.