The world is literally and figuratively breathing easier today now that the global pandemic is finally on the wane. But, at the same time, increased product and services costs, geopolitical instability, combined with delivery delays and inflation, have created the perfect storm for every company worldwide, both large and small. Most companies are again turning to their Procurement and Supply Chain (PSCM) organizations to come to the rescue. However, in the last three years since the start of the pandemic, most of these organizations have experienced staff shortages, and have found their systems are unable to optimize the gigabytes of data from each incident.
In our previous blog, Selecting a S2P Technology Part I – Requirement Gathering, we discussed the steps necessary to gather your requirements and prepare your RFP documentation for a Source-to-Pay (S2P) Technology. In Part II of our blog, we will explore how to go to market for a S2P Technology solution.
Ask any master woodworker what the most important skill is in woodworking. The answer won’t have anything to do with saws, chisels, or hand planes. It won’t be about design, planning, or building. The most important skill is fixing their mistakes. Master woodworkers will saw outside their line, they’ll have an errant hit with a chisel, they’ll ding the corner of their piece. They all make mistakes. Great woodworkers, however, know how to fix their mistakes.
Your organization has made the decision to invest in a Source-to-Pay (S2P) technology and you have been asked to lead the selection project. The selection of a technology is typically a large investment, and you will be establishing a provider partnership that will last many years – it is critical that you select the right technology and partner. Recognizing this, you sit down to start thinking about your approach and quickly realize that selecting a S2P technology is a complex project that requires you to understand the needs of stakeholders throughout your organization along with the current functionality and capabilities of the S2P technology providers in the marketplace. How should you go about pulling together all of the information you need to effectively go to market? What questions do you need to ask of providers? Do you have a sufficient understanding of the technology to ask the right questions? How do you evaluate and compare the technologies?
Congratulations! Your company has made the decision to streamline and simplify the way they do business by investing in a source-to-pay (S2P) software solution.
Now, how do you get your suppliers to adopt the idea of transacting electronically? This S2P implementation impacts more than just your company; if your suppliers are not onboard with this change, it could create a strain on your relationships and negatively impact the bottom line.
Source-to-Pay (S2P) deployment projects are a large undertaking for any organization. These initiatives require a large resource investment, so there are high expectations on value delivery. There can be pressure to complete the project quickly leading many organizations to dive right into the deployment, which can cause challenges and risks to project delivery.
Nitor named a best-fit provider for SAP Cloud Procurement Solutions
June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nitor, a leading business process transformation services firm, has been granted SAP Recognized Expertise in cloud procurement solutions in North America. Nitor achieved this designation based on their skills and competencies, as well as their proven record of client success and satisfaction.
"For over 15 years Nitor and SAP have partnered to create value through technology and process transformation," said Sean Sollitto, SAP lead with Nitor. “We are proud to be recognized by SAP for maintaining high levels of satisfaction, solution quality, and service delivery.”
Even if you do not play video games, chances are you’ve heard of Mario Kart. The goal of this game is to finish the race first, or in the least amount of time, while avoiding shells and banana peels, which make you lose control. A Source-to-Pay (S2P) deployment is very similar – the goal is to implement the right tool as quickly as possible while avoiding major pitfalls. So, before you jump into your S2P deployment “Kart,” here are some shells and banana peels to avoid.
CLEVELAND, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/-- Nitor , a leading transformation services firm, has been awarded the contract by the State of Maryland for a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).
“With the addition of this e-procurement system, Maryland is taking a significant step forward in the way we do business,” said Governor Hogan.
December is almost here…the critical planning season. Organizations are budget planning and goal setting for 2019.
Typically, this is when leadership starts to challenge Procurement for savings targets, value forecasts and projects for inclusion in budget and resource planning.