By using the Xoomworks site, you consent to our use of cookies.


Procurement Consultancy Blog

Get the latest Procurement insights from our experts

Subscribe to Blog

Get periodic updates and news delivered to your email

You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing Our privacy policy can be viewed here

The Quest for Sourcing Excellence – Part 1

By: Andrada Sabo | March 6, 2019

Over the last decade there have been many debates about the importance of having an effective procurement strategy in place. It is nearly impossible these days to keep cash flowing smoothly without a well-documented strategy.  We have moved on from the premise that the procurement strategy needs to cater only to the procurement function, now […]

Read More

The importance of a successful RFx process

By: Alexandra Pogacean| March 4, 2019

  Before choosing a P2P implementation partner or a P2P software provider your organisation should ensure that it is aiming for the best possible outcome for its needs rather than just the best in breed solution. It is important to be willing to have a real conversation about what the products can or cannot do, […]

Read More2

Meet the Team – Loredana Dobos, OPS Team Lead

By: Alexandra Pogacean| March 1, 2019

This month we had the pleasure of chatting with our colleague Loredana Dobos, one of our Operational Procurement Support Team Leads, based in Cluj-Napoca. Lore is a true professional when it comes to her job but also a very kind person. She loves SciFi books and has 2 very cute pets (a cat and a […]

Read More2

Category management vs Strategic sourcing – The differences

By: Andrada Sabo| February 22, 2019

Purchasing the best goods or services available, at the best price-quality ratio, with the optimal delivery time, from suppliers that comply with your company’s values, while also optimising the procurement process and achieving savings, can be quite a hassle whether you are a small company or a huge enterprise. There are many theories around the […]

Read More2

Procurement implementation – reducing the risk of delays

By: Alexandra Pogacean| February 19, 2019
procurement implementation

It’s not just about implementing a source to pay solution. Most companies tend to focus too heavily on the implementation period, putting the majority of their efforts and attention on this section of the journey. However, the two areas that seem to get the least attention, but are equally as important, are the pre and […]

Read More2

Upskill your procurement team

By: Alexandra Pogacean| February 13, 2019

Having a world class procurement function has become a hot topic over the past few years with more and more procurement departments really stepping up their game in order to deliver a greater return on investments for the business.   Challenges As the Deloitte’s global chief procurement survey pointed out, 51% of procurement leaders believe […]

Read More2

Digital trends affecting Procurement – RPA and P2P (part 3)

By: Andrada Sabo| February 7, 2019

Technology is fascinating. It makes us realise that what we used to consider Sci-Fi as children is becoming normal, everyday reality. We’ve now covered what AI and ML can do for procurement, how they’ve simplified complicated task and automated rigorous processes. And this is merely a small part of what AI and ML technologies can […]

Read More2

Transform supplier collaboration into a competitive advantage

By: Alexandra Pogacean| February 5, 2019

Procurement systems are most powerful when the majority of spend and suppliers are flowing through it. In turn, this helps improve the user experience, increase compliance and savings and reduce costs. Supplier enablement services can dramatically increase the number of suppliers enabled onto your systems and in turn increase the benefits your organisation can achieve. […]

Read More2

Digital trends affecting Procurement – ML and Source to Contract (part 2)

By: Andrada Sabo| February 1, 2019

In part 1 of our “Digital Trends and how they are affecting Procurement” blog series we tried to paint a picture of where technology is today and the way in which procurement is making use of this new technology; and we started off the conversation with Artificial Intelligence. When talking about artificial intelligence you can’t […]

Read More2

Get in touch with us