Simon Thompson

Consultant, PROACTIS

Simon has worked at PROACTIS for seven years and helps organisations across all sectors to help identify ways to leverage eProcurement technology to automate their procurement processes and increase Spend Under Management.

He has worked with organisations such as British Land, Somerset County Council, Places For People, Shaw Trust and Government of Gibraltar, to address a range of issues including: gaining a clear picture of spending, improving the quality of supplier records, and getting a handle on supplier contracts.


Session Details

How Integrated Source-to-Contract Helps You Become a Faster, Leaner, Smarter Organisation

Have you been thinking your sourcing, supplier management and contract management processes could stand to be improved?

Automating your Source-to-Contract process will help eliminate wasted time, money and talent typical of manual or point solution approaches to sourcing, supplier management and contract management.

In this session, we provide everything you need to conduct a methodical and rather complete high level assessment of your current Source-to-Contract process, so you can gain:

  • A clear idea what you are doing well, what you are doing poorly and what you could be doing much better
  • A basic idea what your current process is costing your organisation as opposed to a best-in-class process
  • A list of specific ways you will save time, money and talent by effectively automating your Source-to-Contract process

Join us for this session to understand how to increase the capacity of your procurement team and improve the efficiency of your entire organisation. 

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Gain an understanding of how your procurement processes compare to best-in-class
  • Identify how you can automate your source-to-contract process to drive efficiency and cashable savings


2017 Survey Results: The Impact of Strategic Procurement

In a recent survey, we found that 45% of organisations have yet to achieve full engagement between Finance and Procurement.

Ensuring your CFO and Senior Procurement Manager join forces to better understand and leverage Strategic Procurement in conjunction with your Spend Control initiatives may be one of the biggest things your organisation can do to positively impact your organisation’s bottom line.

In this session, we reveal the results of a survey that looks into how connected procurement efforts are in a range of organisations. We’ll share insights and recommendations on how Finance and Procurement can work together to drive savings across the procure-to-pay process.