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February 2017

2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Discover why BravoSolution was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites for the fourth consecutive time. Read the Gartner report to review all the results.

October 2016

5 Common Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

At no other time have procurement organisations been in the position they are today – with immense opportunity to move beyond cost-control to deliver immediate and sustained impact on business performance. Unfortunately, the increased scale and competing stakeholder interests have left many procurement organisations struggling with where and how to innovate.

Thankfully, advanced tools, including sourcing […]

July 2016

Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

Finding the right procurement suite may seem like a simple task at first. You define a set of technical capabilities and issue an RFP, suppliers offer pricing, you invite them in to demonstrate their product, and you make your selection. Simple, right?

This process, while suitable in some scenarios, categorises your purchase as a tactical acquisition […]

4 Value Levers of Procurement

In this BravoSolution Special Report you can explore how BravoAdvantage helps organisations benefit when dealing with the four procurement value levers of reducing costs, managing risks, corporate social responsibility and innovation.

Sustainable procurement yields positive economic benefits in terms of reducing costs, lowering risks and growing revenue. The right solution delivers greater confidence of supply, improved decision […]

Top 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

Constrained budgets, leaner workforces, having to “do more with less” and the necessity to report on value contribution are all increasing the need for technology to help drive procurement transformation. At first glance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems get the attention of Finance and IT, but the realities of associated cost, project length and lack […]

Ardent Partners On Elevating eSourcing

“Sourcing teams that leverage sourcing optimization generate savings rates that are on average 10% higher.”  – Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners
In this video whitepaper, Andrew Bartolini discusses the key strategies and approaches that leading procurement teams have used to drive their e-Sourcing programs to the next level.

You can watch this video now on YouTube >>

June 2016

20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

Relationships require work. After all, no pain, no gain. And this not only applies in our personal lives, it applies in business as well. When it comes to companies, there’s a simple formula for success: the better we listen, anticipate, analyse, discuss and take a balanced, reasoned approach, the better our relationships will be with […]

eSourcing Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution

You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your leadership team continually challenges you to maximise the value of your team to the organisation. You are, of course, resource constrained. An open field of opportunities lies before you, but you hold in your […]

May 2016

Putting Suppliers at the Centre of Your Organisation

Historically, procurement has tended to look at two linked but separate process cycles – the category management process and the purchase-to-pay process. But when we think about how we can achieve competitive advantage in our organisations, it is clear that suppliers must be at the heart of this.

So there is a strong argument for looking […]

December 2015

Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

In this briefing paper, we look at why it is important for new procurement leaders, in whatever leadership role they hold, to focus on demonstrating some “quick wins” in their relatively early days in the job.

Those quick wins must be aligned with longer-term strategic goals and places, but showing benefits quickly is important for credibility […]