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Conquer complexity with intelligent spend management

Procurement and supply chain leaders today understand that the challenges of spend management are never-ending. Constant disruption creates a completely new business environment, requiring intelligent spend management and a new vision for the procurement function. As expectations rise and as new technologies such as machine learning and IoT redefine the possibilities, how will you respond? How will you transform the way your organization procures goods and services—to drive new efficiencies, generate savings, serve customers better, and fuel growth?

Teeing up a total transformation

Deloitte can help by collaborating closely with you to enable intelligent spend management capabilities with SAP® Ariba®, SAP® Fieldglass®, and SAP® Concur® solutions, as well as other SAP technologies. With intelligent spend management, you can tap a multitude of potential benefits.

  • Become a more agile, insightful, and efficient organization
  • Activate a truly digital organization capable of innovating rapidly, moving more strategically, and operating more reliably
  • Improve customer satisfaction through better delivery of products and services
  • Enable an integrated, future-facing procurement function designed with tomorrow’s workforce in mind
  • Improve the picture for compliance and risk

Deloitte brings a total set of capabilities, experience, and resources for helping you rapidly transform your business and unlock the full benefits of intelligent spend management, effectively operating as an extension of your team.

Working side by side with your organization to build complete, end-to-end digital capabilities, Deloitte can help you unlock new value across your supply chain and the entire enterprise—allowing you to deliver on the promise of intelligent spend management.

Why Deloitte?

Deloitte’s industry-specific resources, proprietary accelerators, and extensive experience across all facets of procurement, technology, and business transformation help deliver quick wins for your business—so you can start seeing results sooner and respond to disruption faster.

What sets Deloitte apart when it comes to digital procurement transformation and intelligent spend management? Plenty. Here are just a few of the ways our team stands out.

Global scale. Deloitte has led more than 220 projects to date on SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur, supported by more than 1,000 practitioners globally. We understand how to implement these solutions, how to help our clients make the right decisions to realize the full value of their business case, and how to mitigate risks that could impact a successful outcome.

Invested in results. We can invest in transformation with you, putting “skin in the game” through an innovative pricing model tied to your budget, your project timeline, and the results we help you deliver. And we approach project budgets realistically, with a focus on thoroughly scoping work—to avoid unforeseen project extensions or delays, to control costs, and to ultimately deliver the best value.

End-to-end transformation. Our experience with SAP Integrated Business Planning, with SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur solutions, and with the SAP S/4HANA® digital core ERP—as well as a wide variety of other ERPs— means we can help you tightly integrate technologies and processes across the entire extended supply chain—from planning to execution, and across all spend categories. That focus on end-to-end capabilities becomes critical as expectations for results rise both inside and outside your organization.

Spend specialists. Certified in SAP Ariba, Concur, and Fieldglass solutions, Deloitte brings a complete set of capabilities for enabling total, intelligent spend management—so you can get more thorough insights on how you are spending and where you could be saving. We deeply understand the spend pain points—the issues that keep procurement leaders awake at night. How do you know if you’re overpaying taxes? How do you know if you’re getting the most out of you spend management activities? How can you make direct spend more efficient and effective? Deloitte can help you find answers. When it comes to tax, for example, we can help you perform a refund study—to find and fix overpayment problems and even leverage the savings to help fund new procurement transformation projects.

Innovative. Deloitte can help your organization go the extra mile with advanced “Industry 4.0” technologies—to streamline your business and extend the impact of new digital processes. We also deeply understand more established technologies—capable of working with multiple back ends, including SAP ERP systems as well as ERPs from other vendors.

Recognized. Analyst firms ALM Intelligence, Forrester, and Gartner, for example, consistently rank Deloitte as a leader in categories central to spend management and supply chain transformation. We also have a trophy case full of SAP® Pinnacle Awards—the highest honor from SAP. In addition to winning the SAP Pinnacle Award as SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year for three years in a row plus the 2019 SAP Pinnacle Award as Digital Partner of the Year, we have won 2018 SAP Pinnacle Awards for SAP Ariba, SAP® SuccessFactors®, and SAP Leonardo®.

Let’s talk

The future of procurement belongs to organizations that can intelligently manage spend. No matter where you are in your journey, Deloitte can help you take your business to the next level and deliver real-world results.

Contact us to learn more. We can provide a demo of intelligent spend management in action, share additional procurement transformation insights, or discuss a specific challenge your organization is facing.

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Debashis Sen

Debashis Sen

Enterprise Performance Leader, Technology & Transformation, Southeast Asia

Debashis leads the Enterprise Performance practice in SEA and is part of the Southeast Asia Regional Technology & Transformation team. He is responsible for Enterprise Applications practice with a foc... More