At a time of the networked entreprise and Web 3.0, major international groups are organizing themselves to promote communication and collaboration within decentralized, geographically distributed organizations, with the aim of improving team performance. Procurement Departments are no exception to this trend and have adopted collaborative tools made available to them by their companies and the publishers of e-Procurement solutions, for workflow, forums and document sharing, etc.
The main findings of the survey are:
“The success of Procurement Departments in major international companies largely depends on their ability to ensure that geographically and hierarchically fragmented stakeholders work together. The collaborative functionalities of e-Procurement tools are valuable assets enabling Procurement Departments to introduce a collaborative culture. They promote communication and information sharing, and their ultimate purpose must be to improve team productivity and performance and facilitate innovation.” comments Gérard DAHAN, General Manager EMEA, Ivalua.