PROCUREMENT

No longer simply a tactical function of the business, procurement today is full of complexity – and opportunity. We’ll help you navigate the complexities and embrace opportunities by combining our expertise and proprietary assets with best-in-class procurement platforms.

SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT PLATFORMS

Bristlecone is proud to work with the best sourcing and procurement platforms on the market today. Every platform we deploy features powerful tools and capabilities that streamline purchasing, increase visibility and improve vendor relationships.

SAP Ariba

A suite of products that digitize and simplify end-to-end sourcing, procurement and payment on a single integrated platform in the cloud. We can help you achieve a seamless transformation and gain maximum value from SAP Ariba.

Spend Analysis

Aggregates and classifies spend data across the enterprise to bring spend under management and drive spend across a diverse set of suppliers.

Supplier Lifecycle and Performance (SLP)

Accelerates supplier qualification and onboarding, scales compliance, drives spend to preferred suppliers and improves overall SLP management.

Sourcing

Enables procurement organizations to take a leap toward digitization, to help them achieve spend visibility, control, efficiency and savings.

Contracts

Streamlines contract lifecycle workflows by supporting contract drafting, negotiating and e-signing and tracking contract compliance.

Supplier Risk

Simplifies risk management from supplier onboarding to qualification to performance, monitors risk incidents and issues alerts.

Buying and Invoicing

Helps organizations manage daily transactional procurement through the requisition-to-invoice process in a more controlled yet efficient way.

Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC)

Taps into real-time collaboration to increase automation, reduce manual touches, enhance end-to-end supply chain visibility and improve control.

Tradeshift 

Procure-to-pay and marketplace solutions helping buyers and suppliers digitize trade transactions, collaborate on processes and connect with any supply chain app.

Tradeshift Buy

Procurement and B2B Marketplace that reduces free-form requests and downstream processing, and delivers better real-time spend visibility.

Tradeshift Pay

Allows organizations to take total digital control of every invoice and early payment program, while accelerating supplier onboarding.

Tradeshift Go

Pairs the convenience of a card with purchasing system control, enabling simple requests and approvals to drive visibility into long-tail spend.

ENABLERS

Our IP assets include industry-focused frameworks, prebuilt extractors, process maps, templates, workflows and adapters designed to mitigate migration risks and accelerate your time to value. Some of our innovative offerings include:

AribaNow

Exhaustive collection of IP and assets that helps accelerate the end-to-end deployment of Source to Contract and Procure to Pay solutions.

SCCNow

Packaged service offering that delivers a comprehensive scope and an accelerated timeline for Supply Chain Collaboration deployments.

MigrateNow

Transition framework for customers across verticals that want to migrate from an old technology stack to the latest best-in-class technologies.

AribaRDS

Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) leveraging Bristlecone’s IP and expertise to achieve rapid time to value with SAP Ariba Sourcing.

BITS

Bristlecone Industry-Specific Tactical Sourcing (BITS) accelerates SAP Ariba Guided Buying adoption and enhances user experience.

SERVICES

BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

Our focus in any engagement is to deliver value by identifying and addressing the client’s precise business case. Our services span end-to-end procurement – from identifying opportunities to defining and implementing a roadmap. Every step of the way, we aim to standardize the process, deliver maximum savings and ensure viability. Our portfolio of business consulting services includes:

  • Procurement Diagnostics
  • Procurement Transformation
  • Category Management
  • Spend Savings

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Our services span the technology enablement spectrum – from rationalizing and optimizing your existing infrastructure, to exposing and resolving security risks, to deploying your new sourcing and procurement solution. Our methodology is rooted in a framework that unlocks value, mitigates risk, limits disruptions and delivers quick wins. We achieve seamless transformation by expertly managing the many moving parts spanning platforms, projects, processes and people.

MANAGED SERVICES

We leverage our sourcing and procurement expertise, solution and industry knowledge, and change management experience to drive user adoption and enable your business to focus on core initiatives. We understand that each business is different, so we’ll customize our services to your unique needs. Our deep expertise and proven support model combine to bring you an SLA-based framework that incorporates trusted methodologies and best practices, enabling continuous quality improvement at optimum costs. Our managed services cover:

  • Application Support Services – focuses on getting users to adopt the processes and tools to help achieve planned business benefits
  • Business Support Services – functions as an extension of your business to handle tactical activities, so your team can focus on strategic initiatives

Services can be delivered through dedicated, shared services or hybrid models.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Most change initiatives fall short of achieving the required adoption because they fail to take all the risks and challenges into account. We prevent this by looking at change from every angle and focusing on the people side of change. We help manage expectations, build a strategy for change, raise awareness, create and deliver communications and training programs, entice participation, increase skill and confidence, and ultimately, drive maximum user adoption.

ANALYTICS

Analytics leverage data across applications, data lakes and data warehouses to drive supply chain visibility, predictability and control. We can tap into internal and external data sources to arm a wide range of users with deep, actionable insights – and help you ensure informed, data-driven decision-making throughout the enterprise. Learn More

GLOBAL SUCCESS

Evidence of our success can be found in organizations of all sizes, in all industries, all over the world.

1,800+

Global Consultants

20+

Countries Deployed

$20.7B

Part of Mahindra Group

1,000+

Customer Engagements

100+

Accelerators

Top 10

Leader in Supply Chain

The Future of Supply Chain is …

NEWS AND INSIGHTS

What’s new? What’s trending? What’s to come?