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Deal! Qando procurement software research (2017)

Qando: Procurement software research (2017)

The yearly procurement research by Qando, written by Maarten Scholts, Consultant at Qando and Achraf Talhaoui, Managing Partner at Qando, has been published in Deal! Magazine, April 2017. The reseach is about the relationship between adoption of procurement software and procurement performance; for example spend under management and exploitation of contracts. You can download the research here.

 

 

Qando: Procurement research (2018) 

The procurement research (2018) is conducted by Qando and is published in Deal! Magazine and also on the platform Consultancy.nl. It is clear that the influence of usage of procurement software on organziational performance is significant. In particular, further integration between (procurement)systems can provide gains. 

 

Qando & Blockchain (2018) 

Qando has written a reader about blockchain in 2018. This reader provides a clearer view of the possibilities of blockchain within procurement and consists of the following subjects:

  • What can I do with Blockchain (in practical perspective)?
  • Blockchain for procurement
  • Examples from practice of Blockchain for procurement

 

Gartner research (2017)

Gartner research (2017)

For the third time in a row, Zycus has been named as a leading platform in Gartner's research at Strategic Sourcing Suites. The report compares 14 procurement software platforms and examines the user experience of 179 companies. Zycus scores above average at customer satisfaction and product functionality.

Gartner assesses the procurement platforms on two axes: (1) ability to execute and (2) completeness of vision. Zycus scores best of all participants for "ability to execute" which shows that the platform is particularly powerful in day-to-day functionalities; This results in high scores for customer satisfaction.

The "completeness of vision" focuses on product strategy and innovation and geographical strategy; Zycus scores high which confirms they understand the market developments. At the same time, Zycus shows great attention for requested functionalities from customers (the voice of the customer program).

As an implementation partner of Zycus, we are proud of Zycus' continuously high rating by independent analysts like Gartner and Forrester. We are happy to share the full report with you, please send an e-mail to info@qando.nl or to Lucel, lucel.mulder@qando.nl.

 

 

 

Gartner research (2016)

Gartner research (2016)

Zycus, the softwarepartner of Qando has received an excellent score in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 for 'Strategic Sourcing Applications". As an implementation partner of Zycus in the Benelux, Qando is proud on this result and congratulates Zycus with this exceptional performance. Click here for more information about Zycus and click here to request a demo. 

Deal! Qando procurement software research (2015)

Qando: Procurement software research (2015) 

The procurement software research, written by Maarten ScholtsConsultant Qando and Achraf Talhaoui, Managing Partner Qando, is published in Deal! Magazine. You can read in the research that organizations that use procurement software perform better. Click here to download this research.

Gartner research (2015)

Gartner research (2015)

Zycus, software partner of Qando, has grown significantly in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015 for 'Strategic Sourcing Applications".

For the results of this research, 161 completed questionnaires were analyzed from reference clients and in-depth interviews were held with another 20 reference customers. In addition, detailed information from the suppliers about their product, their vision and strategy is incorporated into the report.

Zycus scores highest on 'Ability to Execute'. As an implementation partner of Zycus in the Benelux, Qando is proud on this result and congratulates Zycus on this exceptional performance. Click here for more information about Zycus and click here to request a demo.

Procurement software research (2014)

Qando: Procurement software research (2014) 

The procurement software research (2014) is written by Achraf Talhaoui (Managing Partner Qando), Mark van Lieverloo (Managing Partner Qando) and Maarten Scholts (Qando Consultant). The research investigates the adoption and usage of procurement software. Click here to download this research.

Professional on the white horse (2010)

Professional op het witte paard [Dutch] (2010)

Hiring of external people is seen by many companies as an 'expensive hobby' and they are usually not satisfied with this, according to various studies.

The book ‘De professional op het witte paard’ (written in Dutch), is written by a.o. Achraf Talhaoui, managing partner at Qando.

We share seven success criteria with you that will help you to get the most out of external professionals you are hiring, so your both your satisfaction and ROI will improve. 

  1. Create a 'sense of urgency'
  2. Define a clear need for professional services
  3. Organise the provision of information by your procurement team
  4. Determine the procurement strategy per type of service
  5. Realise 'smart buy'
  6. Monitor added value
  7. Be in charge and make sure internalise knowledge in the organisation

In the book 'De professional op het witte paard' these success criteria are described in greater detail. Let us know if you would like to discuss this topic with us.

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