Good data empowers sourcing organizations. It helps them choose
the right categories, develop the right strategies, negotiate the
But in most organizations, good data is a rare thing. Good decisions
are made in spite of the underlying data, not because of it.
Over the past few years, a small niche software area called catalog
management has developed some tools that can help improve data.
The do this in two ways. First, by working with an e-procurement
system, they give you far more accurate information about what was
actually bought. Second, by working with an analytic system, they
provide you tools with which you can clean up the data.
Four of the vendors listed below is a specialist in catalogue management,
whose focus is on improving the power of e-procurement systems.
Three offer a technology-empowered data cleansing service.
To get our publicly available information about them, click on
the logo. To get the full scoop, contact Rick McLaughlin at (617)
864-9032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.