Amidst the recently announced merger and acquisition activity in the procurement applications space, "the show must go on" for those in strategic sourcing roles: sourcing plans must be executed, supplier bids collected, and decisions made to determine who is best suited to be awarded the business. Supply chains simply can’t wait for the dust to settle – and even more, the pressure keeps growing to find new areas of savings and innovation.
Yet despite investments already made in sourcing products from SAP, Ariba, Oracle, and others, procurement organizations largely report that only one-third of total spend is put through those e-sourcing tools. This reveals an opportunity for a better e-sourcing solution to help you get better results.
In this webcast, learn how advanced sourcing technology is used to create new value, quickly, and in the presence of existing investments. You'll hear:
What defines "advanced sourcing" and "sourcing optimization" -- and when these solutions should be added to or replace existing tools.
From Aberdeen Group, highlights from their annual strategic sourcing benchmark report, published June 2012, regarding advanced sourcing and optimization practices.
How Aberdeen's Best-in-Class compare to Industry Average and Laggards.
Real-world examples of how CombineNet's cloud-based advanced sourcing product is used in the presence of SAP, Ariba, Oracle, and sourcing suites.