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Spend Analytics

Challenges organizations have to face while implementing Spend Analytics

Spend analytics should be a crucial part of any procurement strategy but implementing spend analytics in the strategy is not easy. It calls for a great deal of effort to make spend analytics a part of the organization. The economic … Read More

Analytics Webinar

Analytics Webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how Serco uses analytics around contracts, bid support, benchmarking, ethics and more to support business decisions — and the resulting business benefits. … Read More

Spend Data

How Serco Has Used Spend Data to Generate Business Value

Spend data is a gold mine of valuable information for improving the procurement process as well as driving enterprise-wide decision-making. FTSE 100 services provider Serco learned this first hand when it engaged Simfoni, a provider of spend analytics tools, to change the way it gathered, presented and analyzed its data. … Read More

Spend Analytics

What are the benefits of Spend Analytics for a company.

Spend Analytics is the analysis of the amount that the company spends for the management of the products and services. There are many companies that are spending a decent amount of money only to assure that they will provide their … Read More

Business Case for Spend Analytics

ROI, Today: Making the Near-Term Business Case for Spend Analytics

Most varieties of procurement software deliver some form of return on investment. Whether it’s an e-procurement system that consolidates process costs or a sourcing tool that optimizes supplier selection, successful vendors can always point to clear ways their solutions deliver … Read More

Tail Spend Management

Tail Spend Management in the Trenches: Lessons Learned and Questions Answered

Spend Matters recently hosted a webcast exploring how Owens & Minor revamped its tail spend management strategy using Simfoni, a procurement solutions provider with specialized capabilities in this area. … Read More

Tail Spend Management

Tail Spend Management Webinar

Hear from Simfoni client Jean-Pierre Pinsonneault, Vice President Global Indirect Procurement at Owens & Minor about how the Fortune 500 healthcare distributor has been successfully tackling tail spend. … Read More

Tail Spend Solution

Why a Marketplace Model is a Key Part of a Tail Spend Solution

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. … Read More

Tail Spend Technology

Tail Spend Technology is Not Just Available, Its On-Demand

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. … Read More

Tail Spend

Technology to Solve Procurement’s Persistent Tail Spend Problem is Available.

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. … Read More