What is Spend Analysis?

Spend Analysis
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Spend analysis is the process based on the organization of the spend data with goal of improving the efficiency and reducing the costs.

The steps included in the process are :

  • Identifying
  • Gathering
  • Cleansing
  • Grouping
  • Categorizing
  • Analyzing

Real-time data is used to ensure the accuracy of the report of the analysis generated.

Spend management controls the spend analysis. It helps in the visualization of data  graphically so that the data created comes with clear visibility. Decisions regarding the sourcing and suppliers are made accordingly.

You want to reap its benefits? Here’s how to get started

Spend analysis covers three main areas :

  1. Spend visibility
  2. Spend analysis
  3. Procurement Process Improvement.

Let’s first go through the spend visibility!

  1. Spend Visibility

Spend analysis performed each time ensures success. How it happens?  KPI’s play a quite important role.

What is KPI?

Key Performance Indicators(KPI) give the direct measurement regarding the quantity of success. Be it a simple chart covering a month or many years from the past, KPI’s bring clear picture enhancing the visibility of the data.

One thing you need to take care of is the data you enter should be correct. And the rest can be left to the working of the KPIs. The spend analysis generally demands the accurate information, the activities that take place over a period of time. After all, if you can’t see it, you won’t save it.

  1. Spend Analysis

Spend analysis make its way after the cleansing and organizing of the data. Latest ideas are always welcomed by any firm for the innovative creation. The collected data is then put to use to make a record or a chart of how it all went. From transactions to the demands and customer satisfaction, everything is inside the analysis. Important markings are done where significant changes are seen. Further planning and budget preparation is done using this analysis.

  1. Procurement Process Improvements

Implementation of the course of action begins here. The corrections where necessary are made, the process improved and it starts with the data that has been gathered since the time reports are created and analyzed. A strategic chart is prepared to follow up the steps in an organized way. The ways to progress open up with these improvements. Whether individual or a complete company setup is analyzed, it gives full coverage on the every kind of data.  Solution is created where problems are met. As a result increased efficiency and better performance with a clear visibility is ensured.

However, it is up to the update of the data that actually brings the correct results. The process is very simple and not time consuming at all.  Without it, all the analysis and other changes prove insufficient to solve the obstacles that come in the way of the progress of the firm. You have to enter the data by yourself and the rest can be left to the working of the analysis and its skills to leave you worry free at the end.

Contact us today to know more about how Simfoni’s technology and processes can help your organization achieve world-class Spend Analytics