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Below you will find a selection of common tasks and business questions that the Observatory can be used to answer.

  • Getting Started

    Some of the basic features of the Observatory to get you started today.

  • Invoice Consolidation

    Analyze your spend based on invoice levels within the Observatory.

  • Size and Geographical Analysis

    Analyze your spend based on geographical location and size of a supplier.

  • Category Management

    In depth category analysis enabling you to implement/improve category management.

  • Collaborative Opportunity

    Use the Observatory's reports to identify new collaborative opportunities with other organizations.

  • Upload & Maintain Contracts

    Uploading and maintaining your contracts allowing you to effectively report on your spend with contracted and non-contracted suppliers.

  • Maverick Spend

    Identify and track maverick spend within your organization.

  • Measure

    Record and report on your efficiencies and savings within your organization.

  • Annual Spend Analysis

    Download the Data Requirement Document and sample data mock-up for your annual upload.

  • Drill to Detail Anaysis

    Support for the Drill to Detail reports within the Observatory.

"You guys are phenomenal. If I have a question about anything, there’s always someone to answer it. Our account manager is excellent to work with and spends time teaching us how to get value from the data in the Observatory."

Bill Ward - City of Lee's Summit