A strategic sourcing solution that makes complex events and decisions simple
The IBM® Emptoris® Sourcing solution empowers companies to realize best value, not just best price, from their supply base by factoring cost, risk and performance into sourcing decisions. The solution automates all sourcing events from reverse auctions to complex multi-stage negotiations—and provides both broad-spectrum and granular visibility into corporate sourcing data.
Leveraging this strategic sourcing solution, companies improve supplier collaboration and innovation, reduce supply base risks and bring more spend under management.
Drive Sustainable Savings – Sustainably reduce costs across all spend categories and easily address complex spend categories.
Mitigate Risks and Enforce Compliance – Foster greater visibility and transparency, actively enforce compliance and reduce exposure by evaluating risk factors during the sourcing process.
Improve Productivity – Increase productivity and shorten cycle times, driving more spend under control.
Drive Sustainable Savings
- Sustainably reduce costs across all spend categories and more easily address complex categories with advanced sourcing capabilities.
- Leverage optimization capabilities to realize best value, not just best price, from the supply base by factoring cost, risk and performance factors into decision-making.
- Move quickly from ‘low-hanging fruit,’ to more complex spend categories such as direct materials, transportation and specialty services.
- Support changes in market conditions or supplier performance with flexible awarding—award incrementally or re-run scenarios at a later date.
- Provide feedback to suppliers on their bids, allowing them to offer innovative solutions and optimize their bids.
Mitigate Risks and Enforce Compliance
- Reduce risk exposure by evaluating risk factors throughout the sourcing process and allocating more spend to preferred suppliers.
- Factor quality, performance and other factors into sourcing analysis to ensure that only secure and reliable suppliers are awarded business.
- Integrate sourcing with contract management and supplier lifecycle management processes to eliminate data transfer issues and ensure compliance downstream.
- Actively mitigate risks and enforce compliance by establishing standard, repeatable sourcing processes—and by bringing visibility and transparency to sourcing events.
- Streamline, define and automate sourcing processes to increase productivity and shorten cycle times, freeing resources to run more events and get more spend under control.
- Integrate easily with contract management and supplier lifecycle management solutions to seamlessly transition from sourcing event to negotiations and supplier performance management.
- Leverage powerful, yet easy-to-use functionality to increase adoption, build internal sourcing capabilities and decrease reliance on outside consultants and services.
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