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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, and EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, have just published a report on digital transformation in procurement, showing that little has changed since JAGGAER began surveying the state of procurement in 2017. Only a minority of procurement professionals stated that their organizations had succeeded with full digital transformation of procurement activities, however, more than half indicated that they have started on the path to automate standard procurement processes.
“Our report identifies some of the most important obstacles to more rapid progress, including the lack of budget and requisite IT skills, lack of progress with data integration and lack of digital knowledge among procurement professionals themselves,” said Robert Bonavito, CEO, JAGGAER. “The majority of organizations are missing an opportunity to increase their efficiency and competitiveness.”
“The good news is that cloud-based solutions and end-to-end platforms enable the followers to catch up with the leaders relatively quickly, if they get a clear signal to do so from senior management,” he adds.
The report entitled “Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We?” is based on a global survey of 321 procurement professionals conducted between January and April 2019. Main findings include:
Bonavito urged business leaders to look at the procurement function in their own organizations and provide a mandate for change: “Leaders need to look at the technologies behind smart sourcing and procurement, such as digital assistants, and draw up a digitalization roadmap. Our report should provide encouragement and guidance.”
About JAGGAER: Procurement Simplified
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company , with more than 2,000 customers connected to a network of 4 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located throughout the Americas, APAC, Asia and EMEA. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking and intelligent workflow capabilities, all on a single platform, JAGGAER ONE. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for more than two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to its customers and stakeholders in all industry sectors, public services and academia.
JAGGAER’s REV2019 event happens October 1-3, 2019 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA. REV2019’s central theme is “Educate – Innovate – Accelerate,” and is an expression of the company’s vision of enabling customers to achieve their business goals through effective application of tools designed to simplify procurement for any enterprise.
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