Did You Miss the Spend Matters Webinar?!

Scanmarket was very proud to have hosted a webinar with Spend Matters last week on new trends in procurement technology. As a long-time participant, observer and consultant in this market, we have a vested interest and unique viewpoint on this topic.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
BY: June Sejrup, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

SpendMatters provided a host of great recommendations for organizations who are in the market for technology (Click here to view the complete webinar). Among our favorites were:

  • Don’t over-complicate your requirements; pay careful attention to what you actually need
  • Sell yourself as a customer and understand what kind of customer you will be for the provider
  • Make the process easy for bidders and your internal stakeholders in order to get the best results
  • Focus on solving your business problem, not a checklist
  • Ask providers for their input – they know the market best
  • Technology changes so quickly that what you are asking for may be obsolete

Overall, our approach to all sourcing opportunities is the same. Leonardo da Vinci put it best, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". Wherever possible, keep everything simple, especially when you've got stakeholders and suppliers involved.

Make sure to share the webinar with those in your organization who could use this great information.