Scout RFP

November 09, 2016 07:00 ET

Anaplan Selects Scout's Sourcing Technology to Help Manage Profitable Growth

Cloud-based Platform Helps Align Investments to Business and Financial Goals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 09, 2016) - Anaplan, the world's leading planning and performance management platform for smart businesses, selected Scout RFP's (Scout) cloud-based strategic sourcing solution to help prioritize and manage sourcing decisions that align to its financial goals.

"Anaplan continues to grow our customer base and revenues at break-neck speed and it's important to ensure our investments align well to support that top-line expansion whilst managing our profitability goals," said Paul Melchiorre, CRO from Anaplan (and former VP at Ariba). "Scout's strategic sourcing tool empowers Anaplan's procurement team with an impact-based sourcing process that promises to structure effective purchasing decisions in a smart and measured way."

Scout provides upstream visibility to make informed purchasing decisions, control margins, and analyze strategic spend in real-time, not just at periodic business reviews.

"Scout's solution helps our customers collaborate with global stakeholders and strategic suppliers to determine profitable business outcomes before project investment," said Alex Yakubovich, Scout's Co-Founder and CEO. "Our team is proud to provide this capability to Anaplan as they disrupt the planning and performance management market at such incredible pace."

As the office of procurement's role as consultant grows within the enterprise, a greater portion of budgets are being directed to suppliers who deliver on core business strategies. Scout's strategic sourcing platform enables enterprises to incorporate agile supplier management practices across the lines of business to support stakeholder collaboration and complex supply chain management. This business transparency allows companies to assess supplier benefits or drawbacks ahead of project spend.

"Scout's cloud sourcing platform compliments Anaplan's overall growth and profitability goals," commented Anaplan's Director of Procurement, Julianna Wahlmeier.

About Scout RFP
Scout RFP is a new breed, cloud-based strategic sourcing solution that allows organizations to make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Leading brands like Intuit, Jo-Ann Stores, VSP, Smuckers, Splunk, and Cerner trust Scout's automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater business impact through collaborative engagement. Over 90 brands and 18,000 active users across 55 countries have chosen Scout's simple, effective interface to streamline supplier selection and centralize data. Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures). To learn more, please visit, follow us on Twitter @scoutrfp or LinkedIn.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is the leading planning and performance management platform for smart businesses. Anaplan delivers an unrivaled planning and modeling engine, predictive analytics, collaboration in the cloud, and a simple interface for business users. Anaplan is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in 15 countries.

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