AI-explore session - Hi procurement!

On 9 May 2019 we will organise an AI-explore session as a follow-up to our Food4Thought event on 'The impact of Artificial Intelligence on procurement'. 

During the workshop, together with Heroes, we will jointly investigate whether and how the Virtual Procurement Assistent can be deployed and what insights and benefits this can bring to you. 

The explore session takes place at our office in Vught. For more information and registration, click here.



Knowledge session P2P in health care


Together with Bert Kruisdijk, Procurement director Isala Hospital, we argued in a knowledge session at our office on 16 April 2019 what benefits the deployment of a fully integrated P2P software package can offer (regardless of which supplier delivers this software), taking into account the current ERP system. It was a closed session with 12 procurement managers from hospitals/ care groups so that there were strong substantive discussions. 

Qando Food4Thought 2019


On March 28 we again organised our yearly Food4Thought event, a small-scale theme dinner with a specific topic in digitisation and procurement. This year the dinner took place in Kasteel Maurick, Vught. 

This year's theme was: 'The impact of Artificial Intelligence on procurement'. 

Request the "AI for procurement" reader. 

YPP Blockchain

YPP - Masterclass Blockchain

Together with Young Procurement Professionals (YPP) we organised a masterclass "Blockchain for young procurement professionals" on March 19th 2019. Here, we discussed the impact of Blockchain technology on procurement processes and the role of procurement professionals.   


NEVI Zorgcongres

NEVI Health Care congress

On 7 and 8 February 2019 we held a joint session with the Isala Hospital at the NEVI Healthcare Congress with the theme 'Digital Transformation Roadmap - Procurement in healthcare'. 

Curious what we have discussed here? You can request the slides of the presentation from us at (only available in Dutch)

A short impression of the event (Dutch)

Zycus Horizon Europe 2018

Being the Gold sponsor of the first Zycus-event in Europe, Qando had the privilege of contributing actively to the success of this 3 day-congress. We hosted our own break-out session: Don’t Just buy and implement Procurement Software. Get it Adopted! During this session, we presented the importance ánd impact of adopting procurement software.

The five most important insights can be read in our blog.

We made a video containing the highlights of this event.


InCompany session "Blockchain for procurement" at Dutch Railways

On June 7th 2018 we were invited to inspire the procurement team from the Dutch Railways with our presentation "Blockchain for procurement". The 35 procurement professionals received our reader as well. 

Visit this link for a quick overview of the session. 

Lunch session "Blockchain for procurement"

Following the successful Qando Food4Thought-event on March 15th 2018, we organised on April 6th 2018 a lunch session at our office in Vught and addressed the essence of Blockchain and the impact in today's world. Furthermore, we presented use cases for applying Blockchain-technology in the field of procurement.  

Qando Food4Thought 2018

During Qando Food4Thought on March 15th 2018 we explained Blockchain-technology towards procurement professionals and presented use cases for procurement. The attendees received a reader as well.  

Watch the video of this event. 


National Contract Management Conference 2018

On February 6th 2018 we sponsored the National Contract Management Conference, organised by CM Partners. We had our own booth and joined the keynotes and break-out sessions as attendees.

Watch a quick overview of this event.

Zycus Horizon US 2017

Qando was once again proud sponsor of this yearly event from our software partner Zycus in the United States. From all over the world (potential) clients, analysts, experts and partners gathered together at this 3-day procurement congress at the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New Orleans. A great group of approximately 200 people. Theme of this year: Beyond savings, beyond value.

Looking back at Zycus Horizon US 2017 - part 1 

Looking back at Zycus Horizon US 2017 - part 2


NEVI Procurement Day

On Thursday June 22th 2017 Qando sponsored the yearly NEVI Procurement Day and hosted a break-out session. Theme of this year: "Digital transformation of procurement". In the NBC Congress Center in Nieuwegein, we had a booth together with Zycus and presented our break-out session in the afternoon for a fully packed room.

Read more (Dutch).



NEVI Contract Management Day

On March 16th 2017 Qando participated as sponsor at the yearly NEVI Contract Management Day. Theme of this year: "Relationships that work!" Is your organisation ready to get the most of contract management?  

Dutch companies and government organisations loose millions

Dutch companies and government organizations loose millions of euros because of poor use of procurement software opportunities

April 20, 2017 - According to Qando's consultants, the use of procurement software can still improve a lot, especially through the use of adequate data, the integration between systems and the cooperation with suppliers. Achraf Talhaoui, managing partner at Qando, says that savings of at least 10% is possible for all procurement expenses for companies in the sectors industry, healthcare and financial but also within (semi) governmental organizations and public-sector organizations, when they pay more attention to a better use of procurement software.

The procurement agency Qando has announced the results of its annual procurement software research in the Dutch market. The impact of using procurement software on the procurement performance of organisations included in the research is significantly high; however, the adoption of procurement software, consisting of multiple procurement modules, is limited.

The adoption of 'stand alone' procurement modules is increasing, especially the modules Purchase-2-Pay and E-sourcing are showing high growth rates: respectively 14% and 18%. However, it is remarkable that only a slight increase in the integration between the procurement modules can be observed while integration of modules ensures a better procurement performance. Respondents with more than five integrated modules report a 31% better performance than respondents with the same number of modules but less integrations.

The results of the research were published on April 7 in the Dutch Deal! Magazine. The full research can also be obtained from Qando directly.

Qando has moved to Villa Oldenburg in Vught on April 1st

April 3, 2016 - Qando Procurement Strategy & Solutions has moved to a larger office in Villa Oldenburg in Vught. From this great office, we can facilitate the further growth of Qando. With five permanent consultants and a number of freelancers and interim professionals who work via Qando, we are helping more and more customers to improve their procurement performance, to use their procurement software more efficiently and execute savings programs succesfully. The (new) address of Qando is: Sint Michielsgestelseweg 8, 5261 NH Vught.

Qando Food4Thought series launched!  

October 26, 2015  - The first QandoFood4Thought knowledge- en network sessions will take place on December 1st. Ingredients: delicious food, sharing cases from and with our customers, discussions and networking with CPOs and procurement professionals. Do you want to have a place at this table? Please sign up at

Qando sponsors the NEVI Contract management Day 2015! 

January 23, 2015 - This year, the NEVI Contract management day takes place for the third year in a row. The third edition stands for the 'Relaties die werken' (Dutch). Qando will participate on the information market and will provide a number of demos of the Zycus modules: contract management and supplier performance management.

For more information: (Dutch)

Zycus & Qando organize CPO Connect Amsterdam 2013 

February 21, 2013 - CPO Connect Amsterdam is a series of roundtable events organized by Zycus in collaboration with Qando, which will feature lively debate and discussions around procurement’s strategic role in driving business performance improvement and financial success.

These focused events – featuring drinks, dinner and discussion – will bring together a select group of senior procurement professionals who are intent on leading their companies to improved business and financial performance. Guests will gain access to well known researchers and experts in sourcing and procurement and to like-minded procurement executives who are already innovating and moving the meter on procurement performance.

Topic for 26th of February: Procurement Performance Initiatives at FEI

In this session, Paul Flemmend, Global Advanced Sourcing Manager at FEI, will share some of the unique challenges faced by FEI in getting visibility into their procurement processes and how technology was leveraged to overcome those challenges resulting in procurement transformation.

Participants in the Europe 2013 CPO Connect sessions will also receive an exclusive research report on the state of procurement performance and technology enablement across Europe. The research is part of a larger Zycus initiative to comprehend enterprise procurement best practices and challenges around the globe.

Location & time: 26th Feb, 2013 - 05:30 PM CET Onwards
Double Tree by Hilton, Amsterdam

For more information contact me via: or +31618479630 


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