SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management: Maximize Savings, Reduce Supplier Risk

See how SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management empowers procurement professionals to align sourcing strategies with savings goals, manage procurement performance, and act on opportunities for cost savings.

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    • SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management: maximize savings, reduce supplier risk. This demonstration shows how SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management empowers procurement professionals to gain visibility into your company's direct and indirect spend. Helping you to: align sourcing strategies with your company's savings goals, manage procurement performance, act on opportunities for cost savings, Enabling you to take advantage of accurate and actionable data, benefit from continuous-flow spend analysis, and achieve tangible financial results. Align sourcing strategy with your company's savings goals. Martin Schumann is chief purchasing officer of Earthshaker Manufacturing Corporation. He uses SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management to view enterprise-wide spend patterns. He can track buyers and opportunities to bring more spend under contract. He can also check the status of top procurement initiatives. An alert warns him of potential problems with an initiative that could affect an entire plant. A single click lets him drill into the SAP E-Sourcing application for details. A view of aggregated spend by category helps him identify savings opportunities and identify supply-rationalization opportunities, or a sole-sourced supplier risk. For example, he sees an opportunity to rationalize suppliers of hex bolts. Martin e-mails a report to key team members to establish a strategy for critical spend categories. Manage procurement performance. James Gordon is a business analyst. He uses SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management to monitor spend performance and identify opportunities for strategic sourcing. He can establish critical success factors that affect performance, and set goals. He notices that non-purchase-order spend exceeds his goal. He looks at contributing factors and sees that a large percentage of U.S. spend is non-P.O. He views contributing factors by category and sees that 16% of non-P.O. spend is in manufacturing components. He can go to the full report for multidimensional analysis. James also has a goal to identify opportunities to rationalize suppliers. He has set a threshold to show savings opportunities that exceed a certain amount. He looks at the savings potential if corrugated packaging were purchased from the supplier with the lowest price. He also checks the market price feed to confirm the average market price. He opens the full report to analyze the opportunity further. James can see packaging items that can be consolidated into a market basket for negotiation with vendors. Act on opportunities for cost savings. James Gordon, the business analyst, wants to take action based on savings opportunities surfaced by SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management. There's an opportunity to consolidate suppliers across packaging line items, potentially at the category level. James will invite suppliers to participate in a competitive bid. He creates an e-sourcing RFP with historical data such as supplier, price, and item. With a single click, James can launch SAP E-Sourcing to continue the bidding and negotiation process with suppliers. SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management enables you to take advantage of accurate and actionable data, benefit from continuous-flow spend analysis, and achieve tangible financial results.
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