I want…
Improved governance and more
control over tail-end spend

Managing tail-end spend is difficult if you’re struggling with lots of mini-frameworks and you want to trust colleagues to buy appropriate to risk. With so much unstructured procurement-related information available, it’s difficult to ensure sufficient oversight, manage risks and deliver compliance.

Progora is an e-procurement platform that helps you streamline governance and monitor spend management decisions. It sits on top of your other systems, giving you a central point for making purchases, managing suppliers and accessing data.

How it Works

For Users

  • Progora gives users a single marketplace view for buying products and services
  • Enhance search for what they need, see all compliant suppliers and sort by the most appropriate criteria, be it MEAT, lowest price or something else
  • Complete the purchase within the system – no more punching out to supplier websites and no more confusion about frameworks
  • Make purchasing faster and easier while reducing rogue procurement

For Procurement

  • Progora gives you more control over procurement processes
  • With real-time management information and centralised supplier management, you can increase coverage of spend under control and ensure compliance
  • You can also rationalise contract spend data relative to operational outputs
  • Data on market pricing and cost controls helps you share benchmarks, negotiate with suppliers and maximise savings
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What Procurement Professionals Say

"We had 3 overarching problems. Firstly, we knew we were over-relying on a few suppliers. Secondly, we knew there was too much tail-end spend. Finally, procurement didn’t have the best reputation within the organisation, which made it difficult for us to reduce rogue procurement and make strides towards meeting cash savings targets.

Progora has helped with all 3 problems. We have full visibility of all our suppliers, and the system gives us price benchmark data so we are in a strong negotiating position. Suppliers like it because they get more visibility for their ranges and it’s easier to manage the relationship.

The centralised marketplace makes it easy for users to search for the product or service they need to buy and then find the most appropriate supplier. There’s less tail-end spend because it’s easy to stay on framework, and people have commented on how much easier it is to buy things – we’re definitely no longer seen as a ‘block’ in the way we used to be.

We have access to accurate and complete procurement data, so we can monitor compliance and prepare reports much more easily. We can also link spend to outcomes, so stakeholders have more accountability and the organisation is in a stronger position when it comes to budgeting."

Achievements Using Progora Technology

Here’s a taste of what public sector organisations have achieved using Progora technology:

£70,000 savings
In the first 6 months

27.9% reduction
In supplier margins

100% Validated
benchmark prices
on tap

See Progora in Action

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Progora’s proven technology is used in more than 150 countries and by leading public and private sector organisations

Crown Commercial Services IBM Probrand Sage University of Westminster Warburtons National Express University of Birmingham Poundland
ICAEW Best Practice Best Value Digital Transformation
BSI ISO
Crown Commercial Services
Microsoft Gold Partner
 

I Want…

 

Better spend management information

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Procurement to be embedded within the organisation

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High-impact, strategic procurement

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