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Spikes Cavell Analytic becomes part of INSIGHT’S Supplier Community

Spikes Cavell's services and 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.
(Added: Thu, Mar, 20 2014)

Measure Case Study: Washington Department of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation - WA (WSDOT) deployed NIGP’s Measure service provided by Spikes Cavell as part of its drive to track savings and business process efficiencies achieved in its procurement and supply management activities.
(Added: Mon, Aug, 5 2013)

Guide to Procurement Savings

The potential return on investment of following the six steps in the Guide to Procurement Savings, both in terms of dollars and cents and in reputation for your department, is huge.
(Added: Wed, Aug, 28 2013)

City of Naperville deliver spend transparency in spotlightonspend

City of Naperville deliver spend transparency via spotlightonspend.
(Added: Mon, Jun, 24 2013)

Step 6: Recording and reporting delivered savings

Having an easy to use data capture system that supports the recording of detailed information about how savings were achieved means that those responsible for specific projects can enter the relevant information as the project happens.
(Added: Thu, Jun, 20 2013)

City of Naperville Deliver Spend Transparency in Azure cloud

The City of Naperville, IL has deployed Spikes Cavell's spotlightonspend hosted in the Windows Azure Cloud as part of its drive to deliver improved transparency and enhance citizen engagement.
(Added: Wed, Jun, 19 2013)

Step 5: Monitoring Progress over time

In this step, we'll show you how monitoring your progress over time makes it possible to highlight positive achievements in the procurement function in relation to delivering savings, but also in terms of monitoring spend with specific groups of vendors.
(Added: Fri, Jun, 7 2013)

American City and County Article - Naperville saves $120,000 using Spikes Cavell Observatory

As featured on the American City & County website, Naperville saves $120,000 using Spikes Cavell Observatory.
(Added: Thu, Jun, 6 2013)

American City and County Article: What's the buzz about Spend Analysis

Like the household example above, spend analysis requires different skill-sets, a balance of priorities, and the right resources, either internal or external, to complete three distinct steps
(Added: Thu, Jun, 6 2013)

Step 4: Prepare for the contracting process

The next stage is to prepare for the contracting process by having a thorough understanding of the spend in a specific category, which stakeholders to engage with and whether there is the opportunity to piggy-back on other contracts.
(Added: Tue, May, 28 2013)

Spikes Cavell helps Virginia Beach City Public Schools with both enhanced spend visibility and Diversity Spend reporting

Adding to Spikes Cavell’s growing number of K-12 school district customers across the country, Virginia Beach City Public Schools contracted with Spikes Cavell to transform their expenditure data and produce the annual mandatory Diversity Spend Report.
(Added: Mon, Apr, 29 2013)

Step 3: Building a detailed category analysis

Allocating spend consistently into meaningful 'buckets' makes the data easier to navigate, interpret and understand. We thought you might like to see an example of the sort of information most commonly used to support a Category Management approach.
(Added: Mon, Apr, 22 2013)

Step 2: Identification of opportunities for savings and efficiencies

The second step is arguably even more important - getting started and actually using the new clear view of expenditure to identify and pursue opportunities for savings and efficiencies.
(Added: Thu, Apr, 11 2013)

The first step to identifying procurement savings is to understand the current situation

To know where money can be saved, you need to know where it’s spent. But, the reality for the majority of public and education sector procurement teams is that finding the answer to questions is much more difficult than it ought to be.
(Added: Thu, Mar, 21 2013)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools implement spotlightonspend to deliver meaningful spend transparency

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) have deployed spotlightonspend to enable citizens in the County and beyond to better understand where AACPS spends taxpayers’ money on the goods and services it needs to run schools in the County.
(Added: Mon, Mar, 18 2013)

City of Naperville deploy spotlightonspend to deliver meaningful spend transparency

The City of Naperville, IL has deployed Spikes Cavell’s spotlightonspend as part of its drive to deliver improved transparency and enhance citizen engagement.
(Added: Wed, Jan, 23 2013)

Baltimore County Public Schools, MD implement transparency solution spotlightonspend to deliver meaningful spend transparency

Baltimore County Public Schools have deployed spotlightonspend to enable citizens in the County and beyond to better understand where Baltimore County Public Schools spends taxpayers’ money on the goods and services it needs to run schools in the County.
(Added: Tue, Jan, 15 2013)

Spend Analysis on 'Steroids', Raising your Department's image

Bill Ward, MBA, CPPO, Purchasing Manager at City of Lee's Summit, MO presented this webinar on raising your procurement department's image through spend analysis.
(Added: Wed, Dec, 12 2012)

7 Benefits of Collaborative Spend Analysis

Public sector organizations really do buy many of the same goods and services, even between sectors as diverse in their missions as local government and higher education. But assertions like this should be backed up with hard numbers.
(Added: Tue, Dec, 11 2012)

12 Things You Can Do With Spend Analysis Data

Once you have taken the time to complete a full spend analysis exercise that brings together your Accounts Payable, PCard and Purchase Order data, the next step is to start looking at what you can do with all that information.
(Added: Tue, Dec, 4 2012)


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"The spend analysis was something that was sorely needed at Tampa. Spikes Cavell and the Observatory are going to help us streamline in a lot of areas."

Gregory Spearman - City of Tampa