Leading marketing services company with global presence delivers creative, production and technology services to major multinational brands. The company leverages e-procurement technology and services to save time, reduce costs and streamline the procurement process for clients.
Strategic Sourcing – e-Sourcing, eAuction, Optimization
Integration Services – Customization
The Marketing Services company needed to integrate e-sourcing capabilities into its existing procurement process and then drive consistent usage across disparate global business units.
Through its partnership with ProcurePort, the company quickly added a new capability that allowed it to deliver better value to its clients. With ProcurePort’s robust e-sourcing solution offering and its customization services, the company leveraged auction events to save up to 18% in cost of print services sourced from its network of suppliers.
The company needed to streamline the procurement process and enable competitive sourcing for productive services.
The company utilized an existing platform to procure services from its network of suppliers. However, this system was designed to only manage the purchase order and requisitioning process and did not have the strategic sourcing capabilities needed to drive savings and improve efficiencies.
The company wanted to add e-sourcing capabilities to their procurement process.
The ability to integrate e-sourcing into their existing platform was an important requirement, to ensure minimal disruption and continued utilization of their existing platform and capabilities.
The client explored a range of e-procurement solution providers and selected ProcurePort as the best fit for its need, for several reasons:
1) ProcurePort demonstrated the ability to integrate their e-procurement solution into the client’s existing platform, by leveraging its core APIs and with basic customization to create a seamless user experience.
2) ProcurePort’s technology platform provided the advanced functionality that was essential to implementing the procurement requirements. For example, the capability to apply transformational bidding, using configurable custom fields and a powerful rules engine to execute events specific to the marketing services industry.
3) The ease-of-use of the ProcurePort platform would enable client to drive consistent and high usage of its new e-sourcing capabilities.
Ease of integration into existing system and processes to reduce time-to-savings
- Provided the ability to seamlessly integrate into homegrown system, to create a unified user experience, running auctions from their internal system
- Leveraging the in-built web-services integration capability of ProcurePort
Advanced capability to conduct events specific to the marketing services
- Transformational bidding
- Configurable custom fields and a powerful rules engine
Easy-to-use solution to increase usage of e-sourcing
- The client conducted 15 auctions to procure print services during its pilot, which achieved cost savings of up to 18%
The ProcurePort solution offered the ease-of- integration to leverage client’s existing business process and the advanced capability to meet unique needs of the marketing services industry
ProcurePort e-Sourcing Suite utilized to source services across multiple global business units
The Marketing Services company realized savings ranging from 12% to 18% in procurement costs for printing services
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