SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - Scout RFP, the leading cloud-based strategic sourcing provider, announces the launch of two new sourcing tools: Pipeline and Intake. Scout Intake, a project request sourcing tool, allows sourcing to efficiently fulfill submitted requests and quickly respond to business needs. Scout Pipeline, a project resource tool, allows businesses to gain real-time visibility into sourcing opportunities and directly tie activity to business impact through a collaborative interface.
Scout Intake and Pipeline give procurement leaders the ability to collect cross-department sourcing requests in one place, which in turn allows them to forecast sourcing events and make budget decisions based on the request pipeline. Scout not only drives strategic and seamless sourcing with full-cycle project visibility, but also facilitates heightened stakeholder engagement, more robust reporting, and better business outcomes. Users have a comprehensive view into their sourcing activities through features such as a fiscal year summary, project pipeline overview, and status alerts.
"Intake and Pipeline are the first tools of their kind to expedite time to value, promote cross-functional visibility, tighten compliance and promote internal wins for smart, opportunity-based sourcing," said Chris Crane, Scout co-founder and VP of Product. "Now, enterprises are able to automate strategic sourcing while promoting flexibility and transparency throughout the process - creating better outcomes and greater business impact."
"Scout has extended their simple, intuitive, easy to use RFx solution to manage opportunity intake and pipeline management. Their solution better enables procurement to track, monitor, and collaborate on sourcing opportunities as well gauge their opportunity pipeline to ensure we are meeting our goals and objectives," said Greg Tennyson, CPO at VSP Global. "Our team has an unprecedented view and now control over sourcing opportunities, better enabling us to strategically manage spend and drive business-tuned buying decisions."
Scout Pipeline and Intake work in conjunction seamlessly, empowering sourcing teams, the lines of business leaders, and cross-functional groups to collaborate effectively. Features such as pre-sourcing requirement gathering, automated request routing, and two-way visibility make this possible. This consolidated overview provides a single source of truth for requests and data information. The result is earlier stakeholder involvement, increased accountability, and stronger relationships across the enterprise.
For more information on Scout Intake and Pipeline, visit https://www.scoutrfp.com/scout-product-tour/
Scout, also known as Scout RFP, provides a new breed of cloud-based strategic sourcing solutions that help organizations achieve better outcomes and make a bigger impact. Leading brands like Intuit, CEMEX, Jo-Ann Stores, VSP Global, Zebra Technologies, Splunk, and Cerner Corporation trust Scout's automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater value through collaborative business engagement. 21,000 active users across 55 countries have chosen Scout's simple, effective interface to streamline supplier selection,centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster. Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures). To learn more, please visit scoutrfp.com and follow us on Twitter @scoutrfp or LinkedIn.