How to make the case for eProcurement.
Deliver cost savings and boost purchasing visibility in your organization
A step-by-step, practical guide to creating a compelling and data-driven business case for an eProcurement solution. Find out:
- Why eProcurement is the right choice for cost-conscious institutions
- How to get buy-in from key stakeholders
- The best way to structure your business case
- How to counter arguments against change
It's time to transform your procurement process. Now to get all your stakeholders on board.
eProcurement has emerged as the gold standard for managing and optimizing the procurement process. But while the benefits of a purpose-built solution are clear, it's not always easy convincing all the key stakeholders of the need for change.
Our eBook will help you explain how a best-in-class eProcurement solution can solve your institution's procurement pain points, improve processes, reduce risk and deliver cost savings.
Fully understanding the value of eProcurement is the first step in building a compelling business case. This section explores the major benefits of eProcurement, including how it can:
- Deliver cost savings
- Enable efficient and compliant decentralized procurement
- Ensure visibility and transparency
- Minimize rogue or maverick spend
Getting buy-in from key stakeholders
Getting buy-in from key stakeholders is critical to getting a decision over the line. This section covers how an eProcurement solution can benefit your:
- Procurement leader
- Finance leader
- Technology leader
Making your business case
Creating a compelling business case involves establishing the key facts about your institution’s procurement process and illustrating the value eProcurement will deliver. We cover:
- Writing an executive summary
- Identifying issues with the current approach
- Demonstrating the impact those issues have on your institution
- Showing how eProcurement can solve those issues
- Identifying eProcurement costs
Countering common arguments
When making your case, you need to be prepared to address possible objections to an eProcurement solution. We’ve prepared some counter-arguments to have up your sleeve if you encounter objections such as:
- eProcurement is too expensive
- Why not just use our ERP procurement module?
- Is eProcurement worth it?
- There isn’t enough time or resources for eProcurement
- Won’t eProcurement eliminate purchasing-related jobs?
At Unimarket we believe in the power of simplicity. That's why we made our eProcurement solution easy to use, so your people can focus on what they do best and deliver the results your organization needs.
We understand that every organization has unique needs and we tailor our platform to deliver exactly what you need — and nothing you don't.
We're on the ground with your people from start to finish, ready to roll up our sleeves with a fully collaborative approach to get the job done together. We've helped many organizations like yours build their case for an eProcurement solution and we're here to help you too.
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What our clients say
“We were using our ERP system to do our purchasing and it was really difficult for people to use, so a lot of people were just going around the system. We wanted to automate and streamline the process and make it easy for our employees. Unimarket was able to provide all of that for us.”
Daisy Anderson, Director of Procurement Services, Messiah University.
“I wanted a partner that would collaborate with us, that would understand us as an organization. It’s like a marriage when you sign up with a new procurement solution. You don’t sign up for a year, it’s not like a commodity — you’re buying a partnership.”
Wanda Hernandez, Executive Director of Operations and Procurement, Touro College & University System.