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Best Practices in Automating Supplier Relationship Management

Published: 20 November 2015

ID: G00291290

Analyst(s): Ray Barger Jr, Deborah Wilson


Supplier relationship management automation tools and techniques are making slow but steady strides toward maturity. IT leaders can learn from the evolving best practices of early adopter organizations that have implemented a solution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define Your Use Cases for SRM Automation and Evaluate the Classes of Solutions Best Aligned to Them
  • Improve SRM Program Effectiveness by Segmenting Suppliers and Focusing Your Efforts on the Most Critical and Relevant
  • Gain SRM Program Efficiency by Outsourcing Data Collection and Assessment Methodology
  • Reduce SRM Program Costs and Increase ROI by Sharing Data Across Your Enterprise
  • Reduce Integration Needs and Improve Data Security for Supplier Registration by Deploying Your E-Invoicing Vendor's SIM Module
  • Don't Overengineer Integration

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