Facts and figures are key in influencing business decisions, which means that Purchasing functions are devising solutions and guiding their business towards the most profitable decisions.
Technology can make it easier if the solution is completely integrated to the purchasing organisation and related processes. Moreover, having a project management approach is absolutely necessary to make sure the solution is correctly adopted by the end user.
Most large companies have already launched purchasing optimisation focused mainly on sourcing and procurement processes. Nevertheless, there is still room for improvement in areas such as invoicing, content management, spend analysis, contract and supplier management.
How BearingPoint brings value
Information systems are needed to make purchasing processes more efficient. The functional scope covered by these solutions includes Sourcing, Procurement, Invoicing, Content management, Spend analysis, Contract and Supplier management. All companies that have launched purchasing solution project recognise the real added value to purchasing efficiency that these solutions bring.
After an upstream stage including project functional scope and roadmap definition, the company has to define in details the business requirements and design the solution.
It is also important to pay attention to the change management work needed to ensure complete solution integration in the purchasing organisation.
BearingPoint has acquired considerable experience in many complex areas of purchasing information system project that enable success, such as organisational structure, Approval Workflow and repository management.