Strategic sourcing is the most important, value-added activity that procurement professionals perform for their company. Doing it well requires a wide range of skills and subject matter expertise.
Sourcing by "old school" methods requires an inordinate amount of time gathering and comparing offerings from multiple suppliers. Automating those tasks with Epicor Sourcing not only allows the purchasing professional to focus more time and energy on strategic activities, it also provides for online collaboration and fosters competition that amplifies the value of their work.
Electronic sourcing solutions give companies the tools they need to negotiate optimal agreements with their suppliers and to provide the best value to the organization. Left to manual methods, organizations can only afford to manage competitive bidding processes for a very small number of contracts.