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Spend Analysis

A comprehensive view of commodity spend and supplier relationships

Spend Analysis improves visibility into procurement information, enabling you to determine spend by commodities, products, services and suppliers. It also provides a dynamic ranking system for maintaining a snapshot of your most valuable suppliers. With SAS you gain more insight to better leverage your buying power, reduce costs and strategically improve supplier relationships.

Benefits

  • Reduce enterprise spend through procurement visibility.
  • Rank suppliers for improved relationships.
  • Make better decisions based on facts.

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Features

  • Procurement data visibility.
  • Data quality.
  • Supplier ranking.
  • Reporting.

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How SAS® Is Different

  • Visibility to all spend data from any source, including external data sources.
  • Ability to manipulate huge amounts of data to detail procurement activity across organizational and geographic borders, and provide many views of that information.
  • Ad hoc reporting.
  • Ranking system that incorporates a wide array of criteria.

Benefits

  • Reduce enterprise spend through procurement visibility. Spend Analysis integrates procurement data across your organization to identify total spend by commodities and suppliers. By understanding your spend behavior, you can identify cost-saving opportunity in procurement activities throughout the organization.
  • Rank suppliers for improved relationships. Rank suppliers using your own criteria and change the weight of each criterion dynamically. As you identify the suppliers that best meet your organization’s needs, you can prioritize and improve supplier relationships – optimizing your procurement spend.
  • Make better decisions based on facts. Because Spend Analysis delivers an accurate, complete view of your procurement data, it helps eliminate guesswork from your decisions. It also provides customizable views so that the appropriate data is always available for decision making.

Features

Procurement data visibility.
  • Accesses all spend data from any source, including external data sources such as project contractors.
  • Provides complete picture of corporate spend: by commodity, by product or service, and by supplier. 
  • Scales to support complex global environments and integrate large volumes of data.
  • Allows users to customize their view of spend information.
Data quality.
  • Extracts and cleanses any type of data, from any source.
  • Integrates seamlessly with Sourcing Strategy for commodity classification.
Supplier ranking.
  • Repeatable and adaptable measuring system ranks suppliers based on the criteria that you determine are most important to your organization (e.g., quality and performance data, commodity price variances, supplier risk indexes and financial viability).
  • Dynamic weighting system allows you to adjust the influence of each evaluation criterion as needed.
Reporting.
  • Best practice reports for identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Web-based, ad hoc querying capabilities to support custom reporting.

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Call us at 1-800-727-0025 (US and Canada) or request more information.