Making collaboration easier
The COLLABORATE functionality in our
Observatory fundamentally alters the dynamics of effective
collaboration. It makes it easier to identify the suppliers and
analyze the spend you have in common with other public sector
Assess where buying with other organizations will achieve lower
COLLABORATE will help you assess which
categories of goods and services present the best opportunity for
saving money. It looks at where aggregating spend with other buying
organizations to buy in larger volumes would lead to lower
Determine which suppliers to negotiate improved terms with as a
COLLABORATE enables you to determine which
suppliers present the best opportunity for negotiating improved
terms, when you approach the supplier as a group rather than
Assess which public body spends the most with a certain
supplier and is best to lead negotiations
COLLABORATE can also the support buying
organizations by showing which public body spends the most with a
given supplier and who, as a result, may be best placed to lead
negotiation for a collaborative group.
Assess the economic impact of group purchasing with a specific
supplier or a certain category of spend
Improve your ability to accurately assess the economic impact of
addressing a supplier or a certain category as a group.
Helping you see where to COLLABORATE spend with other buying
COLLABORATE has been designed to enable you to
interrogate your transformed spend data and generate the charts,
graphs, tables and lists that deliver the data and insight you need
to more effectively COLLABORATE your spend with
other buying organizations.
- Identify common suppliers
See the suppliers who are generating the highest revenues from
the group you've chosen to analyze.
Discover the suppliers that are currently supplying every member
of the group.
Discover what proportion of your spend overall is with suppliers
common to at least one other public body.
- Understand the group's impact on
See how much the group spends locally and with small and medium
Find where the group is spending with suppliers that are new or
recently formed businesses.
Find suppliers that are overly dependent on the group for the
bulk of their income.
See the categories of good or service have the highest incidence
of spend with common suppliers.
Spend & Contract Analytics
"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