Every Source. Every Category. One Unified View.
Reframe how you view and manage services providers.
Actionable Insights with Intelligent Spend Management
Services providers – strategists, consultants, services firms, and more – help organizations get work done and represent a sizeable share of total workforce spend. But most organizations don't view these workers as an extension of their workforce, and struggle to derive maximum value from them.
Too often, organizations face these challenges in realizing the full value of their services providers:
- Tracking the quality of the project and the external talent
- Managing security, both physical and cybersecurity
- Ensuring compliance to labor laws, local taxes, worker certification, etc.
- Exposing unauthorized spend
- Finding high-quality resources at the right time, right place, right rate
To achieve greater visibility and insight into external services providers, companies must manage them as actively as full-time employees. In doing so, executives can obtain a good return on their investment and desired business outcomes.
IDC Brief: The Business Value of Intelligent Spend Management
Business leaders acknowledge that spend management priorities are expanding beyond traditional cost and savings metrics.
Learn about their efforts to deliver business value across all functions through intelligent spend management.
We’re on a journey with our customers – to shift your technology and business strategies and infuse intelligence
in how companies manage services procurement.
SAP Fieldglass helps companies manage their external workforce and services providers throughout the entire lifecycle: from onboarding and invoicing, milestones and project delivery, to secure offboarding and quality review. Across categories, sources, and processes, SAP Fieldglass can help you get to the level of depth required to effectively manage your services and external labor engagements from one unified view of your spend.
External services and labor
With SAP Fieldglass you can automate services procurement and external talent management with a scalable, cloud-based strategic sourcing platform that offers visibility into your total workforce and easily integrates with your other enterprise systems.
Direct and indirect spend
With SAP Ariba solutions, you can digitalize and simplify your source-to-pay processes end-to-end – on a single integrated platform in the cloud. You will control spending on direct and indirect materials, find new sources of savings, and build a healthy supply chain.
Travel and expense
SAP Concur can help your business become an Intelligent Enterprise and create more value by capturing and connecting travel and expense data from virtually any purchase – so you can automate mundane tasks, deliver best-in-class user experiences, and make better business decisions.
Intelligent Spend Management Resources
Intelligent Spend Management: Tackling the complexities of modern spend management
The balancing act of managing and optimizing spend, while staying agile, is hard. In today’s unpredictable world, implementing a real-time, Intelligent Spend Management strategy is the best way to minimize uncertainty.
SAP Case Study
SAP’s Journey to Intelligent Spend Management
At SAP, we strive to be a role model of the Intelligent Enterprise for our customers, which is why we have been reimaging our own work and processes over the last several years using our Run Simple approach.
It’s Time For Intelligent Spend Management. Here’s Why.
In this this article by Drew Hofler, Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing for SAP Ariba, learn five keys to intelligent spend management, and how organizations can bring more intelligence to every part of the spend-management process.
Download the Intelligent Spend Management Infographic
When direct and indirect, T&E and services/external labor spending come together, companies get total control of each spend category as well as holistic way to orchestrate spending across categories.
Intelligent Spend Management Videos
What is Intelligent Spend Management?
Ronald van Loon and James Kalani Lee answer the question "What is Intelligent Spend Management?"
Intelligent Spend Management in SAP Analytics Cloud
Mina Teodosic from SAP Presales walks you through the possibilities on how to capture every source of spend, across each category, for one unified view.
Intelligent Spend Management: Get One Single Company View
Drew Hofler of SAP Ariba and Ronald van Loon talk about the Intelligent Spend Management: Get One Single Company View.
Services providers play pivotal roles in getting work done and account for a significant proportion of total workforce spend, yet one in four projects by services providers is not completed on time or on budget.
The most progressive organizations are leading a change that’s redefining how work gets done. With SAP Fieldglass, you can create a flexible, dynamic workforce – which also includes your services providers – that extends beyond full-time employees.
SAP Fieldglass, a leading cloud-based platform, offers a portfolio of solutions to manage procurement throughout the entire lifecycle: from onboarding and invoicing, milestones and project delivery, to secure offboarding and quality review.
We can help you get the most out of your services and external labor spending.
Access a network of service providers and external workers as well as pre-built integrations to tools that help you effectively manage these resources.
Leverage proven best practices and a system designed for simplifying the complexities and unique regulatory requirements of managing an external workforce in more than 180 countries.
Get full transparency into who is working where, how work is progressing, what you’re spending and more with detailed reports and dashboards you can easily tailor to your specific needs.
With SAP Fieldglass, you can join the movement of leaders redefining their workforce and reinventing their businesses along the way.
Intelligent Spend Management and SAP Fieldglass?
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