News & Articles

The Business Case for Spend Analysis

The Business Case for Spend Analysis

The potential to use spend data to be more strategic, bring spend under management, change buying behavior and deliver savings are readily apparent to procurement professionals.  But these same professionals often find it difficult to concisely describe the benefits of spend analysis to budget holders and decision makers within their … Continue reading

Big Data, Analytics, & Cooperative Purchasing: The Search for Hidden Insight

Big Data, Analytics, & Cooperative Purchasing: The Search for Hidden Insight

Luke Spikes, our founder & CEO, speaking at the 2014 California Public Higher Education Collaborative Business and Administrative Services Conference at the CSU’s East Bay Campus in August 2014. If you’ve ever wondered how to incorporate a small rodent, the moon, a rowing boat, the Hitch Hikers Guide to the … Continue reading

Guide to Procurement Savings

Guide to Procurement Savings

Procurement Savings, Spend Analysis – So What? Our six part Guide to Procurement Savings demonstrates how the practitioner can use spend analysis to: 1. understand your current situation 2. identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies 3. Build a detailed category analysis  4. Prepare for the contracting process 5. Monitor progress over … Continue reading

Spikes Cavell join the US Communities supplier base

US Communities

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to 55,000 participating local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. … Continue reading

ESM Solutions Partners with Spikes Cavell to Deliver Spend Transformation Services

ESM Solutions

Spikes Cavell will provide robust, reliable data analyses to ESM Solutions’ procure-to-pay platform. ESM, the leading provider of strategic spend management and eProcurement solutions for the public sector, has partnered with Spikes Cavell Analytic Inc. to expand its analytical services offerings. Spikes Cavell equips public agencies and higher education institutions … Continue reading

Spikes Cavell join the GOVonomy Marketplace


Spikes Cavell join the GOVonomy reseller program to provide Spend Analysis services to the US Federal Government GOVonomy’s goal is to drive increased public value through private growth by regularly introducing cost-effective, cutting-edge, targeted technology products and productized services that specifically address the challenges and opportunities facing the public sector. Typically, government … Continue reading

Spikes Cavell Analytic becomes part of INSIGHT’S Supplier Community


Herndon, VA – 20th March 2014  – Spikes Cavell Analytic Inc.’s services, including Software as a Service (SaaS) applications designed for business users to access cleansed, classified and enriched spend management information, are now available from Insight Public Sector through a reseller agreement.  This arrangement will make it easier for government … Continue reading

Step 6: Recording and reporting delivered savings

Step 6: Recording and reporting delivered savings

A guide to identifying procurement savings If you have followed this series of articles, you will have seen ways that, using data, your organization can go from simply a better understanding your current spending profile, through identifying and delivering savings, to monitoring your progress over time, here once again are … Continue reading

South Ayrshire Council publish spend data on spotlightonspend

Newbury, Berkshire – 2nd September 2013 – South Ayrshire Council has taken steps to becoming more transparent by publishing information on spending over £1,000 via Spikes Cavell’s transparency platform, spotlightonspend. The council already provides the Scottish Procurement Information Hub with information on what it spends and this is enhanced by … Continue reading