Increase Speed to Market
Rapidly gain knowledge and expertise across 1,000+ categories and reduce time spent on research and information gathering. Use these time savings to deliver on stakeholder expectations and allow staff to spend more time on strategic activities.
Achieve Cost Avoidance Goals
Go beyond project-based cost savings and create a cost avoidance strategy that will evolve with you, year after year. Calculate total cost of ownership, leverage buyer and supplier power balances and employ strong negotiation tactics to meet your targets.
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Train Staff and Reduce Loss of Knowledge
Quickly and efficiently train employees on new or unfamiliar categories. Plus, ensure that institutional knowledge doesn’t walk out the door when employees leave by embedding category information centrally within your department.
Better Engage with Internal Stakeholders
Collaborate with stakeholders on sourcing decisions and bring value to conversations across more than 1,000 categories, allowing you to build trust between departments so you can be seen as a trusted advisor.
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If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong
Google will provide you with a ton of information within seconds. But, how do you know that information is accurate, unbiased and up-to-date? And more importantly, can you quickly find the category-specific information you need? If Google is your source for research, we’re here to tell you – you’re doing it wrong!
P-Cards: Managing Purchasing with Each Swipe
P-Cards allow organizations to control employees’ (i.e. cardholders) spending by establishing presets for different cardholders. Learn how P-Cards yield many perks for organizations, such as fewer invoices and faster payments.