Executive Briefings

Procurement Outsourcing Drives Strategic Value

The benchmark report, "Procurement Outsourcing: A Strategic Imperative," leverages the insights of procurement executives from over 260 enterprises. Findings indicated that 40% of enterprises are expected to engage in procurement outsourcing in the next two years.

"Our research has discovered that top performing enterprises are more likely to leverage third-party expertise in the form of outsourcing," said Bill Browning, research analyst, Aberdeen. "Top performing companies realize strategic benefits such as gaining supplier and market intelligence and streamlining operations, while also delivering cost and process savings."

Best-in-Class enterprises are excelling in many performance metrics, demonstrating:

1. 8.3% savings due to sourcing efforts from outsourcing operational and strategic sourcing
2. 30% lower costs to process a requisitions than all other companies
3. 55% rate of compliance to contractual agreements

The Procurement Outsourcing benchmark report recommends that enterprises should start by carefully evaluating current process and technology capabilities to establish a baseline and identify outsourcing needs, and then focus on strategic advantages that can be gained in addition to tactical, cost-cutting results.

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: SourceOne and TPI. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com

The benchmark report, "Procurement Outsourcing: A Strategic Imperative," leverages the insights of procurement executives from over 260 enterprises. Findings indicated that 40% of enterprises are expected to engage in procurement outsourcing in the next two years.

"Our research has discovered that top performing enterprises are more likely to leverage third-party expertise in the form of outsourcing," said Bill Browning, research analyst, Aberdeen. "Top performing companies realize strategic benefits such as gaining supplier and market intelligence and streamlining operations, while also delivering cost and process savings."

Best-in-Class enterprises are excelling in many performance metrics, demonstrating:

1. 8.3% savings due to sourcing efforts from outsourcing operational and strategic sourcing
2. 30% lower costs to process a requisitions than all other companies
3. 55% rate of compliance to contractual agreements

The Procurement Outsourcing benchmark report recommends that enterprises should start by carefully evaluating current process and technology capabilities to establish a baseline and identify outsourcing needs, and then focus on strategic advantages that can be gained in addition to tactical, cost-cutting results.

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: SourceOne and TPI. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com