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.

Digital Procurement

BUSINESS ADVISORY

Many client engagements begin with process and business consulting services that allow us to take a deep dive into the current situation. You’ll begin to see your digital transformation strategy taking shape in the form of readiness assessments, gap analyses and roadmaps.

Through our sourcing and procurement advisory services, we perform a detailed analysis of your current status, determine alignment with industry benchmarks, and identify areas for improvement across processes, systems, reporting and user adoption. We then prepare a high-level roadmap with effort estimates. We take the time to get to know your business model and infrastructure and create a framework for change tailored to your needs.

Bristlecone recommends a functional-based approach focusing on metrics to help CXOs, Purchasing, Finance and the overall procurement function by identifying problems and effectively classifying the system with best-fit solutions. Our experts will help you define business goals, determine the best possible solutions and deployment options, and achieve or exceed desired results. Leveraging leading platforms and deep domain expertise, our sourcing and procurement advisory services optimize the entire Analyze-to-Pay spectrum.

IMPLEMENTATION AND TECHNOLOGY

From rationalizing and optimizing utilization of your existing infrastructure, to exposing and resolving security risks, to planning and blueprinting a new procurement operating model, to the strategic planning of your buying needs and supplier relationship management, you can count on Bristlecone to be your trusted partner in digital transformation. Our ability to work collaboratively with clients from strategy through execution and beyond sets us apart.

Our methodology is rooted in a framework that unlocks value and mitigates risk. We believe in quick wins. Seeing early results establishes a cadence for the project, gets everyone motivated and fuels project momentum. We also understand that procurement is a critical function of your business – so we’re committed to limiting interruptions.

We achieve seamless digital transformation by expertly managing the many moving parts spanning platforms, projects, processes and people. And as trusted consultants, we help our clients create procurement frameworks and strategies that are effective and competitive.

Supply Chain Sourcing and Procurement Platforms

Bristlecone combines strong category experience, broad-based knowledge and skills to address all sourcing and procurement needs. And we work only with the best sourcing and procurement platforms on the market today. Every platform we deploy features powerful tools that streamline purchasing, increase visibility and improve vendor relationships.

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

SAP Ariba suite of procurement products enables businesses to digitize and simplify end-to-end sourcing, procurement and payment on a single integrated platform in the cloud. As procurement experts, we help clients achieve significant value using various Ariba solutions to drive a seamless procurement transformation.

  • Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC)
  • Buying and Invoicing
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Integration – CIG
  • SNAP
  • Supplier Enablement

MANAGED SERVICES

We provide system maintenance, support and end-of-life services. But we also go beyond traditional support and managed services by working with clients to achieve better business alignment, increase transparency, gain productivity, improve business outcomes and react quickly to changing market dynamics.

In today’s fast-paced digital world, core operations must be swift, streamlined and efficient. We help customers enhance operational agility and accelerate the transformation of business processes using procurement tool adoption, training and AMS services. A renewed focus on procurement-related services positions your business for competitive advantage.

Legacy system life can often be extended through performance enhancements that require no new hardware or software. We can also improve productivity by diagnosing and fixing problems caused by bottlenecks, out-of-control database growth and security concerns.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Most change initiatives fall short of reaching the required adoption level because they fail to take risks and challenges into account. We prevent this by looking at change from all angles and addressing the people side of change. We’ll help you manage expectations, raise awareness, develop and deliver consistent communications, entice participation, and increase user skill and confidence.

ANALYTICS

Don’t let key insights get lost in a deluge of data. We’re experts at finding hidden data assets across the entire IT landscape and aggregating those assets in a single source of truth for enterprise information. By leveraging analytics that are timely, reliable, accessible and secure, you’ll gain unprecedented visibility into sales, operations and financial health.

Our analytical spend management services will empower you to meet your procurement objectives. Bristlecone customers receive greater business impact through:

  • Accurate, consistent and detailed procurement spend visibility
  • Identification of cost-saving opportunities
  • Analytical dashboards for information management

INNOVATION

Our comprehensive and innovative repository of artifacts includes proprietary and industry-focused frameworks, prebuilt extractors, process maps, templates, workflows and adapters. Tapping into these assets will further mitigate migration risks and accelerate time to value by expediting migrations and harmonizing data from a multitude of systems.

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. We also offer custom solutions developed by our experts that help Ariba customers around the world achieve rapid ROI and lower TCO.

SCCNow

Packaged service offering for supply chain collaboration to cover multiple processes for buying and supplying organizations.

MigrateNow

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

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?

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