TOP STRATEGIES TO DRIVE THE ADOPTION OF SUPPLY MARKET SOLUTIONS
Andrew Bartolini of Ardent Partners shares the top five strategies to drive effective and faster adoption of procurement technology solutions.
End-to-End Procurement Functionality
SMART by GEP's streamlined design, agile architecture and intuitive interfaces result in a sleek, flexible tool precision-engineered to look, feel and perform nimbly for your business. Easy to use, yes. But make no mistake – SMART by GEP is a powerful procurement software solution, with advanced, AI-based analytics and proprietary algorithms that can easily process the heaviest throughput our Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprise customers can muster.
Industry agnostic, SMART by GEP procurement software is suitable for enterprises across all major industry verticals and companies with the most complex supply chains. And, like all our products, SMART by GEP works with any F&A or back-end ERP system, such as SAP or Oracle.
Optimize Performance, Multiply Savings
SMART by GEP also gives you easy access to a rich, perpetually updated repository of field-tested, best-practice processes and workflows, checklists, scorecards, templates and tools for every purchasing related situation or objective. And it does all this while leveraging cloud economics — infrastructure, maintenance and ongoing operational and software management costs are virtually eliminated.
Slash time, effort and waste from routine tasks across all source-to-pay processes, including managing purchase requisitions, contracts, e-invoicing and data analysis, among others. Streamline and automate spend management. Optimize performance and increase productivity. Boost user adoption, improve customer satisfaction and collaborate more effectively with business partners, such as legal, operations and finance. And cut your total cost of ownership to a fraction of current spend. But don’t go by our word, see SMART by GEP live in action – ask for a demo now.
Unified Procurement Platform
"Previously, we did not have a single, integrated technology platform across the globe, so various regions were using various technologies. We now have the SMART by GEP platform as the foundation of our end-to-end model, global governance and global metrics."
— Tracy Joshua, Vice President, Procurement Indirect, Kellogg
"GEP has built an aesthetically pleasing, fluid-to-navigate and, most importantly, powerhouse full procurement suite that can be implemented into a large enterprise with relative ease as it is a device-agnostic, cloud solution."
— Next Level Purchasing Association
Why it Matters
Boost Adoption & Happiness – Intuitive, easy-to-use tools flatten the learning curve, increasing adoption and compliance across the business, and sustaining use over the long term; no extensive or expensive retraining required or recommended
Better Economics – Best-in-class, cloud-based procurement management software, with no additional IT infrastructure, integration, personnel, support or maintenance costs, it works seamlessly with every major enterprise resource planning (ERP), and finance and accounting systems including SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft to deliver unrivalled speed-to-value
Proven Best Practices – Standardize on procurement process management best-practices and workflows, field-tested across a wide range of industries, customer requirements and use cases that help your procurement team achieve tangible savings faster
Increase Savings – The comprehensive functionality of SMART by GEP’s sourcing and procurement management software enables realization of significant procurement savings, typically 25 to 40 percent higher. AI-based spend analytics help you get comprehensive spend visibility and identify additional savings opportunities
Keep Pace – Leverage mobile, touch and cloud technologies to boost productivity, responsiveness and savings, and position your procurement team better for continued change and rising expectations
Improve Productivity – Enable your team to work flexibly on any computing device. SMART by GEP is an efficient, easy-to-use digital workspace that streamlines and automates the entire purchase-to-pay process, helping procurement and supply managers drive greater savings and performance through a friendly and intuitive purchasing software to procure and manage their enterprise spend
What You Get
Anywhere, Anytime Access – A procurement system that works on any Internet-enabled device, including PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Work where you want, whenever you want
Type or Swipe on the Go – Optimized for mobile computing, SMART by GEP is the first and only comprehensive source-to-pay software platform native to cloud, mobile and touch technologies, allowing you to manage all your procurement processes – from requisitions to payments – anytime, anywhere, from any device
All Functionality Native in One Unified Platform – Fluid information and work flow on one complete sourcing and purchasing software – including spend analysis, savings tracking, sourcing, contract management, supplier information and performance management, purchasing (procure-to-pay), and invoice management
Rich Knowledge Base – Access and use the extensive sourcing and procurement knowledge base of GEP – industry's leading provider of procurement services and software solutions – in field-tested, ready-to-use work and process flows, tools, templates, checklists and scorecards (inclusive of innovations such as category workbenches and three-click RFPs.)
Platform Agnostic – SMART by GEP makes it easy to leverage your existing investments and infrastructure, because it works seamlessly with SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and all other major ERP, and finance and accounting systems
Superior Multilingual Capabilities – SMART by GEP has extensive multi-lingual capabilities (all major European and Asian languages), now so critical for globally networked businesses and their complex purchase supply chains
Developed for the Cloud – Built entirely on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, our Software as a Service (SaaS) based procurement management software is designed for fast, economical deployment and worry-free upgrades, without risk of implementation snarls, cost overruns, data security, and technical glitches
Superb Support and Service – GEP has garnered wide recognition as perhaps the most customer-centric procurement software and services firm in the industry, focused on serving sourcing, procurement and supply chain pros