While sourcing automation technology (eRFX, eAuction) has great potential to deliver numerous enterprise benefits it has been challenging for developers to build eSourcing solutions that achieve a perfect balance between advanced functionality and usability.
Sourcing professionals need and want process automation tools that offer:
Multivariable, weighted decision making – total cost of ownership vs. price only
Ability to scale up or down to any event size or level of complexity – numbers of suppliers, user requirements and variables, line items and so forth
Mixing of qualitative and quantitative inputs
But they also want those capabilities in easy-to-use packages that emulate (and/or integrate seamlessly with) powerful workhorse applications such as MS Excel, at which sourcing professionals have gained exceptional proficiency.
So how can eSourcing technology marry its advanced functionalities with the ease of MS excel? Read this whitepaper to know.