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spotlightonspendSpikes Cavell, Spending Analytics Provider, Uses Cloud to Scale spotlightonspend Solution and Expand Overseas

Spikes Cavell saw an opportunity to extend its core software-as-a-service offering. To ensure rapid development and gain the scalability it needed to handle widespread adoption of its new product - spotlightonspend - it chose to host the solution on Windows Azure. By trimming infrastructure support costs and speeding time-to-innovation, Spikes Cavell is now able to expand its business to capitalize on opportunities in the U.S. public sector market.

Business Needs

Government organizations worldwide are grappling with the need to reduce spending and introduce greater fiscal transparency into their operations. However, delivering on this mandate is easier said than done. Explains Luke Spikes, Chief Executive Officer of Spikes Cavell:

"One major obstacle to reform is that many public sector entities use separate, nonintegrated systems to track purchases across different departments. This makes it difficult to measure procurement efficiency and drive the delivery of savings in any meaningful way."

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Published: 7/28/2011

TAGS: cloud, spotlightonspend, windows azure, microsoft, spending analytics, public sector

"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