Support Economic Policy
Support Economic Policy Grow Local Public sector spend on goods and services is big. Big enough to drive and define markets. Big enough to be subject to scrutiny in the search for savings. And when big savings are being sought it’s often the ‘little guy’ that loses out. Small, local … Continue reading
Transparency Deliver Citizen Friendly Transparency The public sector is a financial powerhouse whose spending contributes significantly to the health and vibrancy of the local, regional and national economies. But if an actively interested citizen wants to understand how their tax dollars are spent, or a small local business wants to … Continue reading
Data Transformation Getting your spend data into the best possible shape Spikes Cavell were the obvious choice when selecting a partner for spend analytics: Their knowledge and understanding of data as a whole is vast, and their attention to detail second to none. Unlike many providers, they pride themselves on … Continue reading
Analyze your Spend
Analyze your Spend The Observatory The majority of business intelligence applications are designed by a systems person for a systems person to use. That might work for the systems person but we don’t think it works very well for the procurement, finance and management folk who’s decision-making the spend intelligence … Continue reading
Measure Delivered Savings
MEASURE Measure Delivered Savings What gets measured gets done. But measuring delivered savings is hard without a reliable methodology and online tools to capture savings made as they are made. Our MEASURE application changes that. It delivers an efficiency measurement framework and the supporting online tools to make it easy … Continue reading
The strategic management of spend requires a considered assessment of the vendors, categories and procurement initiatives that will deliver the highest business value. But to make the right business decisions you need the right business intelligence.
Better leverage of spend you have in common with others in a buying group or consortium is a potentially significant source of savings. But without a consistent, reliable and standardized view of spend by category across the group it’s challenging to accomplish.
Transformation of the way an organization procures goods and services can only be accomplished with the engagement of budget holders and buyers across the organization. The right intelligence, appropriately presented can help.
Delivering procurement savings requires a systematic, proactive and ongoing program of savings opportunity identification that is firmly rooted in fact. But delivery is only part of the story. Evidencing your success in terms the business folk understand is important too.