Procurement Library:
Spend Analytics Resources

Browse our selection of free thought leadership pieces from the industry experts at SpendHQ. White papers, eBooks, and Webinar Recordings can be found below.

Featured Whitepaper: You Can’t Argue With Good Data: An ROI Framework for Spend Analytics, by Tom Beaty.

Spend Visibility and Procurement White Papers: Click to Download

You Can't Argue With Good Data | An ROI Framework for Spend Analytics

White Paper: You Can’t Argue with Good Data
By: Tom Beaty

It can be difficult to justify an ROI for spend analytics. As with most business cases you present to your internal business stakeholders, the first questions asked are, “How much savings will this drive? When will this hit my bottom line?” Therein lies the problem. In this white paper, we focus on five key areas for how to build a strong business case for spend analytics.

White Paper: Four Challenges of Spend Visibility
By: Tom Beaty

Most companies struggle to achieve full procurement visibility for a number of reasons. Why is spend visibility so hard to achieve? Insight Sourcing Group, the sourcing and procurement professionals behind SpendHQ, looks at the four most common challenges we encounter and offer a simple framework for achieving clarity over spend.

Procurement Whitepapers: Spend Visibility 3.0

White Paper: Spend Visibility 3.0 – What’s Next is Here
By: Tom Beaty

As Strategic Sourcing took hold as a quasi-religion, so too began the rise of the Strategic Sourcing professional. The days of the tactical, table-pounding procurement person were numbered as a new breed of aggressive, yet analytical, professionals began to view a company’s spend as an asset that could be leveraged for dramatic profit improvement.

Turning Projected Savings Into EBITDA Impact

White Paper: Turning Projected Savings Into EBITDA Impact
By: Jake Wojcik

If you’re like most operating partners, you are tasked with helping your portfolio companies drive EBITDA improvement strategies. In this joint Executive Insight Brief brought to you by Insight Sourcing Group and SpendHQ, we take a look at why portfolio companies aren’t getting the full value after Strategic Sourcing is completed.

White Paper: Why Your Procurement Data is So Baaaad
By: Tom Beaty

In a world where Spend Visibility is a basic requirement for even average procurement performance, why is procurement data so terrible? In this Perspective Series piece, spend insights guru Tom Beaty examines the root causes of baaad procurement data and delivers insight to help address this common problem.

Spend Visibility for Private Equity Firms

White Paper: Spend Visibility in a Private Equity Environment
By: Jake Wojcik

Spend visibility is the foundation for any cost optimization program—whether it translates to individual company procurement optimization or a cross-portfolio procurement synergy program. In this Executive Insight brief, we examine common challenges to achieving spend visibility in a private equity environment.

Spend Analysis and Procurement Research Reports: Click to Download

SpendHQ | Forrester Vendor Landscapes Report

A March 2017 Research Report from Forrester
By: Forrester Research

To help you understand the value of standalone solutions and the vendor landscape that exists for individual products in the ePurchasing space, including eProcurement, eSourcing, eInvoicing, and Spend Analysis, SpendHQ is making this report available to you at no charge. This report includes an overview of the “Best-Of-Breed” spend analysis vendors and provides detailed recommendations on how to get stakeholders aligned on the decision of standalone versus suite solutions.

Spend Analysis Research Report
By: Ardent Partners Research

In partnership with Ardent Partners, we have developed a research report that delves into the value proposition of automated spend analysis and provides procurement professionals with an overview of how these tools can impact almost every facet of the modern-day procurement operation. Learn more in this informative research brief by procurement research firm, Ardent Partners.

SpendHQ | Ardent Partners Spend Analysis
Spend Matters Vendor Snapshot Part 1 | SpendHQ

Vendor Snapshot Part 1: Background & Overview
By: Spend Matters Research

Get an expert’s comprehensive review of our spend analytics platform by Spend Matters. In Part 1 of this multipart series, Spend Matters provides an overview and history of SpendHQ. Learn more in this multipart research brief.

Vendor Snapshot Part 2: Background & Overview
By: Spend Matters Research

Get an expert’s comprehensive review of our spend analytics platform by Spend Matters. In Part 2 of this multipart series, Spend Matters provides expert analysis and help you decide if you should shortlist SpendHQ. Learn more in this multipart research brief.

Spend Matters Vendor Snapshot Part 2 | SpendHQ
Spend Matters Vendor Snapshot Part 3 | SpendHQ

Vendor Snapshot Part 3: Summary & Competitive Analysis
By: Spend Matters Research

Get an expert’s comprehensive review of our spend analytics platform by Spend Matters. In Part 3 of this multipart series, Spend Matters provides a competitive analysis and comparison with other similar vendors. Learn more in this multipart research brief.

Spend Visibility Webinar Recordings: Click to Watch

Spend Analysis Webinar
Webinar: Spend Analysis: The Foundation for Procurement Excellence

Spend analysis tools can impact almost every facet of the modern-day procurement operation. Learn more in this procurement webinar with Ardent Partners.

Justifying the Investment in Analytics | Webinar
Webinar: Justifying the Investment in Analytics

Join Spend Matters Founder, Jason Busch, and SpendHQ Founder, Tom Beaty, as they discuss the ways of thinking about spend analytics and supply analytics ROI.

Spend Visibility Webinar
Webinar: Get Off the Bench!

Join SpendHQ for a light-hearted and informational webinar that will help you communicate the value of procurement to the C-suite at your organization and hit more savings home runs!

When Sourcing in Procurement Falls Short | Webinar
Webinar: When Sourcing in Procurement Falls Short

Join SpendHQ and guest speaker, Doug Van Wingerden, for a discussion around category management strategies to make savings stick BEFORE and AFTER sourcing.

Spend Visibility Webinar

Webinar: The Spend Visibility Maturity Curve

Join SpendHQ and Spend Matters for an hour of sourcing insights and expertise that will help you identify the level of maturity your organization has attained as it relates to Spend Visibility.

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