5 ways OfficeTeam can alleviate your procurement headaches

Better Control Costs

Reports suggest around 40% of homeworkers are now turning to non-approved ecommerce suppliers and claiming purchases back on their expenses. And with each expense claim costing approximately £27 to process, this could soon throw budgets out the window.

Our SmartPad tool puts control back in the hands of procurement leaders. Online ordering facilities, with homeworker self-serve functionality, customisable permissions levels, and access to pre-set products, allow for the flexibility of remote working, without putting costs at risk

Find out more about our homeworker solution.

Plug data gaps

One of our roundtable panellists, Paul Kefford, talked about the extent to which data is king in the procurement profession, and technology will undoubtedly play a mounting role in plugging information gaps, moving forward.

Savvy procurement engines should produce must-know, at-a-glance BI, with the ability to delve down into the detail and build customisable reports that enable trends to be uncovered and budgets better managed.

Discover our one-click business intelligence solution.

Get CSR back on track

While the environment may have slipped down the agenda for many businesses forced to make ‘needs must’ decisions during the height of the pandemic, it seemed more of a priority than ever for our roundtable speakers.

At OfficeTeam, we take CSR seriously. So, whether you want to procure responsibly-sourced products and services, uphold more social value throughout the supply chain or work with a partner who cares about using renewable energy, you’ll find we can tick lots of boxes.

Find out more about our CSR initiatives.

Ensure continuity of supply

While the initial wave of pandemic panic may have passed, the future remains uncertain. And as global management consultancy Kearney suggested in The Future of Procurement report, “too much attention is paid to cost”.

Procurement leaders should therefore focus now on securing consistent, trustworthy, and reliable supply chains to help prevent a repeat of the issues experienced in 2020. Look for a strategic partner and implement long-term plans – ideally up to six months – to secure products including contingency stock levels. We’ve even extended our range thanks to a collaboration with Argos.

Learn more.

Make technology work harder

Our panellists all agreed that despite the wealth of efficiencies that technology can deliver, many industry professionals are still under-utilising its potential, due to time pressures, fears associated with costs, conflicting priorities, or – in all honesty – not knowing where to turn.

To combat this, OfficeTeam has launched a dedicated Technology as a Service (TaaS) division that will help you tackle digital transformation projects, head on, with minimum fuss. And we have some amazing promotions currently running on backups, servers, and storage, if you’re looking to sharpen up your infrastructure without breaking the bank.

Delve into our TaaS offering.

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