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Fast-track to future-ready procurement

May 18, 2021


In brief

The future of procurement starts here

A deeper dive into operations maturity

Knowledge is power

01. Know the ultimate goal

Think big and collaborate across business and technology to enable business strategy and realize ROI from investments. 

02. Know the key steps

Break down functional silos by augmenting human talent with automation, using data to make better decisions. 

03. Know how to leapfrog maturity levels

Ecosystem relationships are a powerful way to leapfrog levels. CPOs are ecosystem builders for supplier and solution provider network. 

Now is the time to make your move to intelligent operations

Think big and go beyond cost savings

Financial value is only one part of the value equation that CPOs can deliver to the business.

Enhance intuition with high quality, diverse data

Procurement leaders can unlock business value by harnessing external data.

Scale automation, analytics and AI

Leading technologies are essential for procurement to realize the full value of data and act as a true strategic partner to the business.

Foster a specialized human + machine workforce

The magic happens when technology and human ingenuity meet to transform how procurement works.

Build complementary ecosystem relationships

Partners can help procurement break through its technology gap and focus on core strengths.

Client case studies

Intelligent procurement saves $24M

A leading chemical company freed up money to reinvest in growth by moving to a digital procurement organization. Learn more.

Realizing $1B in savings

A consumer goods giant reinvented procurement by moving to a data-driven operating model. Learn more.

Bank uses intelligent procurement to cut risk

Global financial institution moved to digital procurement function to outmaneuver uncertainty and boost compliance. Learn more.

Chad Gottesman

Managing Director – Operations, Procurement Business Process Services

Chad Gottesman is the global lead for Accenture's Sourcing & Procurement business.

Kristin Ruehle


With 18+ years' experience in Procurement and F&A, Kristin leads the Procurement BPS offering globally for Accenture Operations.

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