Partners

The Americas Procurement Congress agenda features the knowledge and insights of a range of leading experts from the region, including CPO’s and procurement leaders from global brands, including:

HEADLINE PARTNER

GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people – this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. With 14 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, GEP – based in Clark, NJ – helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit

http://www.gep.com/

For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit
http://www.smartbygep.com

INSIGHT PLUS PARTNERS

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick.
The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 55 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.

www.bain.com

Globality is revolutionizing how companies buy and sell services.

Using innovative AI technology built upon a constantly-expanding knowledge foundation with millions of data points, the Globality Platform creates a level playing field fostering economic inclusion. Companies get the best service provider at the right price for every project. And suppliers win projects based on the merits of proven performance, expertise, and passion. Through safe and secure technology, Globality brings digital transformation to services procurement and unlocks unprecedented access to top-level firms around the world.

With the help of Smart Sourcing technologies, Globality clients can capture billions of dollars in bottom-line impact. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies are leveraging the Platform’s strategic AI sourcing partner, Glo, to improve the quality and decrease the cost of services, all while driving greater transparency, accountability, and fairness.

www.globality.com

INSIGHT PARTNERS

Create real business impact for your organization by using C2FO to improve margins and strengthen your supply chain. As the world’s leading dynamic discounting solution, C2FO enables early invoice payments for discounts to your suppliers, creating additional income for your organization without impeding existing contracts. Learn how Global Fortune 500 companies are driving strategic innovation with C2FO:

www.c2fo.com/

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth.

www.accenture.com/strategy

EXCLUSIVE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARTNER

ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.

http://connxus.com/

ENGAGEMENT PARTNERS

Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 250 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at www.ivalua.com Follow us at @Ivalua

http://www.ivalua.com

Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm has developed a reputation for the collegiality and high calibre of our team, our tremendous focus on client results, our entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the space, and for our ability to consistently deliver strong outcomes.

Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate Strategic Sourcing savings, increase Spend Visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms.

Typical client results include 20% average savings per indirect spend category, 5 – 15% for direct spend categories, 400 – 600% first-year return on investment, and project payback periods measured in months.

www.insightsourcing.com

Celonis is the New York- and Munich-based leader in Enterprise Performance Acceleration software. A pioneer in process mining technology, its Intelligent Business Cloud helps organizations rapidly remove operational friction to become a Superfluid Enterprise. Companies around the world including Siemens, L’Oréal, Uber, Citi, Airbus, and Vodafone rely on Celonis to guide action and drive change, turning business processes into extraordinary experiences and resulting in millions of dollars saved.

http://www.celonis.com/

Scout is the sourcing and supplier engagement platform trusted by Procurement teams to streamline their process, manage a unified pipeline of projects, and collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers. Scout’s powerful platform drives profitability and makes enterprise commerce faster, less risky, and more transparent, giving CPOs the tools they need to transform their organizations. 200+ global brands trust Scout to provide greater visibility across stakeholders and suppliers, centralize core processes, measure effectiveness, and make Procurement teams crazy successful by delivering better business outcomes. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Scout is funded by Menlo Ventures, NEA, and GV. Read more on the Scout Blog or follow @scoutrfp on Twitter or LinkedIn

www.scoutrfp.com/blog/

NETWORKING LOUNGE PARTNERS

The Smart Cube is a global provider of research and analytics solutions, primarily serving the CPG, financial services, retail, life sciences, energy and industrials sectors.

Addressing the needs of businesses in the intelligence age, our customised solutions provide a truly connected approach, delivered by talented minds and strengthened by Amplifi, our organisational intelligence platform, rich with knowledge, cutting edge tools and advanced analytics.

We work with a third of companies in the Fortune 100, helping them make smarter decisions, accelerate value and gain a competitive edge.

Headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the USA, Switzerland, Romania and India.

www.thesmartcube.com

RapidRatings International provides a supplier risk management solution that enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors. We offer Financial Health Ratings (FHR®) on thousands of public and private companies in over 100 countries using a unique proprietary methodology that is proven to outperform traditional risk measures. We save clients money, improve their efficiency and enrich their supplier relationships, giving them the insight they need to proactively manage their suppliers and best protect their businesses.

www.rapidratings.com

scoutbee is an AI-driven global sourcing platform. Founded in 2015, we solve the most significant pains of global sourcing – lack of transparency, overwhelming complexity and cost. With a highly advanced data pool and our artificial intelligence ARTIMIS, we enable you to facilitate your procurement process and master your daily challenges with ease. From fast supplier scouting to crucial cost savings, scoutbee is your companion for all global sourcing tasks.

www.scoutbee.com