Believe it or not, I was asked this question again last week?
There is no doubt that for those companies that have not used e-Procurement tools in the past. In fact, below the Fortune 500 level, it is possible that as many as 80% of companies have not used these tools, as they have historically been too expensive. There will be a continuing struggle to change the way companies operate and collaborate internally on procurement initiatives in more current and productive ways. However, with the advent of SaaS cloud based solutions like SafeSourceIt™, these tools are now available to any company, regardless of size, that wishes to use them. There really is no spend too small or category too complex to omit from consideration. Savings will always be available because there are always suppliers available that are interested in earning new business that you may not even be aware of. These suppliers are properly vetted and also offer quality services. In many cases these suppliers are also beginning to use these tools to make their sourcing easier and more cost effective. It would only seem appropriate that companies also hold suppliers accountable to share in those savings. Companies may not know who these suppliers are, but the use of tools such as the SafeSourceIt™ Supplier Database will help you find them, improve your processes and shorten your sourcing cycle. Your company’s profitability will also improve as a result. At the executive suite this is what companies expect and also what business and free markets are all about.
If you’d like to learn more about how these tools can provide your company with at least a 10 X ROI on your use of these tools, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services account manager. If you do, we’ll give you a Risk Free Trial with event completion in under 30 days.
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