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Analyze your Spend

Find Savings, Manage Maverick Buying, Identify Cooperative Purchasing Opportunities & Benchmark your performance


We're focused on outcomes

Spikes Cavell Analytic Inc., equips public agencies and higher education institutions with the spend intelligence, online tools and analytical insight they need to deliver cash savings and transform the way they purchase goods and services.

The Observatory is a managed online service that facilitates the delivery of spend and contract visibility quickly, affordably and with little effort on the agency or institutions part.

spotlightonspend is a managed online service that enables public agencies and higher education institutions to effortlessly publish complex financial information so that it can be easily accessed and understood by its citizens.

Everything we do is driven by data

Public sector spend, contract and pricing data is often incomplete, inappropriately classified and distributed across financial management and purchasing systems that are only partially integrated. This “data deficit” renders the analysis and management of spend difficult, time consuming, expensive and unreliable.

Our sophisticated, scalable and public sector specific methodology addresses the “data-deficit” by rapidly transforming your spend, supplier and contract data into actionable business intelligence regardless of the completeness, accuracy or fitness for purpose of the source.

Unrivalled Public Sector expertise

We’ve processed more public sector datasets than any other service provider on the planet and in the process, we’ve accumulated an unrivalled body of real-world experience. That’s why we know what works and what doesn’t, what’s possible and what isn’t. Innovative, data-driven and public sector specific services.

Intuitive and easy to use Online Tools

The Observatory is a modular suite of data-driven online tools that have been designed from the ground up to meet the unique requirements of the public sector.Delivered as a cloud based hosted service, implementation occurs within weeks and with minimal effort on your part.


Profile your spend to find savings, manage maverick buying and identify cooperative purchasing opportunities.


Evidence your progress, create context through comparison and benchmark procurement performance.


Deliver meaningful spend transparency without the need to add to the workload of your current staff or increase headcount.


Measure your spend in the local economy and better target your economic development efforts.


The public sector is comprised of discrete segments each with markedly different dynamics. Consistent with our customer-centric philosophy we reflect the unique characteristics of each segment with adaptations and extensions to our core products and services:

  • Local Government
  • State Government Agencies
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • K-12 School Districts
  • Higher Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Special Districts, Authorities and Utilities
  • Charities & Voluntary Organizations

"Spikes Cavell was able to complete the project two weeks ahead of schedule with the team being beyond helpful. We are already zeroing in on initial opportunities for collaboration and savings – and we expect a great deal more moving forward. Spikes Cavell has performed beyond our expectations."

Tom Roberts - CSU Officer of the Chancellor