The Ugly Truth: Your Procurement Data is Holding You Back

 In Procurement Blog, Procurement Solutions, Procurement Technology, Spend Analytics

Tom Beaty, CEO of SpendHQ, was invited to contribute an article for Procurement Leaders, a global membership network serving senior procurement and supply chain executives with independent procurement intelligence. While spend analytics solutions have been around for several years, organizations across the world still struggle with poor procurement data. More often than not, their time is wasted on trying to manipulate the data rather than focusing on higher value opportunities. The truth is ugly, your procurement data is holding you back. In this particular spend analytics piece, Tom Beaty explains where he thinks procurement functions are running into problems with their data strategies and offers advice on how to correct their course.

“The traditional spend analytics systems suffer from an over-reliance on automated categorization and a lack of procurement expertise,” said Tom Beaty. “They would work perfectly in a perfect world but they stumble in the messy reality that exists in most companies. They are undone by noncompliance, data entry errors, fragmentation of data across multiple systems, and death by a thousand other cuts.” Click here to read the full article.

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