Case Studies

Customers and Case Studies

Currently serving more than 250 customers out of two locations – Herndon, VA in the US and Newbury, Berkshire in the UK – our extensive experience extends to the transformation of thousands of datasets (including an entire country) valued at over half a trillion dollars. Read our case studies to find out what some of our customers have to say about the work we do.

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UK Case Studies

Observatory Case Study

Observatory Case Study

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar is the local government council for the Outer Hebrides islands in Scotland. It is the only local council in Scotland to have a Gaelic-only name and delivers a wide range of services to 28,000 residents across an area that covers more than 3,000 km2. The council first implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory in 2007 to deliver improved spend and contract visibility. We spoke to Helen Mackenzie, Head of Exchequer Services, about the council’s experience to date.

Observatory Case Study

Observatory Case Study

Homes for Haringey first commissioned Spikes Cavell to deliver spend analysis via the Observatory in 2009 to deliver improved spend and contract visibility and have been a constant subscriber ever since. We talked to Denislava Ivanova, Head of Procurement about her experience to date.

SC Budget and Control Board

spotlightonspend Case Study

Argyll & Bute Council participated in the Scottish Government pilot implementation of Spikes Cavell’s online transparency platform: spotlightonspend. We spoke to Alan Brough at Argyll & Bute Council, about the council’s experience to date.

SC Budget and Control Board

spotlightonspend Case Study

East Ayrshire Council has taken part in the Scottish Government initiative to publish information on spending over £1,000 using Spikes Cavell’s online transparency platform: spotlightonspend. We spoke to Graham Michie at East Ayrshire Council, about the council’s experience to date.

SC Budget and Control Board

spotlightonspend Case Study

East Lothian Council also participated in the Scottish Government pilot implementation of Spikes Cavell’s online transparency platform: spotlightonspend. We spoke to Julie Caughey, the Head of Procurement at East Lothian Council, about the council’s experience to date.

US Case Studies

California State University System

Observatory Case Study

California State University System (CSU) implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend visibility in the hunt for procurement and business operation savings.

Washington State Department of Transportation

Observatory Case Study

Washington State Department of Transportation – WA (WSDOT) has 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.

Mississippi State University

Observatory Case Study

Mississippi State University implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend and contract visibility, find savings, standardize the Procurement process and manage maverick spend. We talked to Don Buffum, Director of Procurement & Contracts and Taylor Adams, Procurement Manager, about their experience to date.

City of Tucson

Observatory Case Study

The City of Tucson, AZ implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend and contract visibility. We talked to Marcheta Gillespie, Interim Director of Purchasing, about her experience to date.

spotlightonspend Case Study

The City of Tucson, AZ also deployed Spikes Cavell’s spotlightonspend as part of its drive to deliver improved transparency and enhance citizen engagement. We talked to Kelly Gottschalk about her experience to date.

City of Naperville

Observatory Case Study

The City of Naperville, IL implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to better manage their spend to deliver savings for the city. We talked to Mike Bevis, Chief Procurement Officer, about his experience to date.

spotlightonspend Case Study

The City of Naperville, IL also deployed Spikes Cavell’s spotlightonspend as part of its drive to deliver improved transparency and enhance citizen engagement. We talked to Doug Krieger, City Manager, about his experience to date.

City Of Lees Summit

Observatory Case Study

The City of Lee’s Summit, MO implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to get visibility of their spend and to help deliver savings for the city. Not only this, but to be able to identify opportunities to develop spend with the city’s local businesses. We talked to Bill Ward, Purchasing Manager, about his experience to date.

City of Tampa

Observatory Case Study

The City of Tampa, FL implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend and contract visibility. We talked to Gregory Spearman, Director of Purchasing, about his experience to date.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Observatory Case Study

Anne Arundel County Public Schools implemented the Spikes Cavell Observatory to deliver improved spend and contract visibility. We talked to Debbie Groat, Supervisor of Purchasing, about her experience to date.

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