9th July 2013 – Andrew Allen Andrew Allen explores the ways organisations can take advantage of consistent and detailed statistics. It was Socrates who said: “The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.” When it comes to spend data, modern buyers sometimes seem to feel the
Most people understand the benefits of electronic procurement in terms of transparency and process efficiency but doesn’t the highest impact come from the real (or near) real time data it delivers? How should we use this data to create new and fantastic value for procurement’s customers and the
We featured last week a session I facilitated for Procserve, who provide the UK government e-marketplace and what is in effect a “supplier network” for many public sector bodies. Various folk from central and local government, health and education came together to look at what the
We’re looking here at a topic that is relevant to both private and public sector buyers, although my thinking comes from a session I facilitated last week for Procserve. They provide the UK government e-marketplace and what is in effect a “supplier network” for many public sector bodies.
If you were to gather up every report over the last 25 years into the faults and failings of public sector procurement, it’s a fair bet that in each one, a lack of good data is identified as a key contributor to the problems that occurred. But if you believe Procserve, the evolution of