Microsoft Products Integration Offers Spend Analysis Maturity Ladder Level 1 Visibility
Chicago, IL, Nov. 12, 2013 – SPR Consulting, a Midwest Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in software integration, today introduced the Simplified Spend Analytics Solution for procurement and purchasing management in mid-sized to large companies that offers Level 1 visualization of data to improve spend management. The SPR Consulting solution enhances the value of Microsoft tools already in place including Microsoft Office, SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint by integrating with the customer’s ERP and purchasing systems. With set-up and deployment possible in four weeks and the potential for 75 percent cost savings compared to other ERP solutions, the SPR Consulting Spend Analytics Solution presents the first option of its kind to aid procurement and purchasing managers striving to achieve a top 20 percent ‘best-in-class’ industry performance standard.
According to independent surveys, less than one third of companies have spend under management, and only 13 percent of companies exclusively use a spend analytics tool to manage spend data. For corporations trying to achieve ‘best-in-class’ status, easy-to-use tools are necessary to help meet the 96 percent data capture rate as well as the minimum nine percent cost avoidance savings through improved spend analysis. The do-it-yourself solution from SPR Consulting leverages investment in Microsoft products to maximize total cost of ownership and reduce costs with an open option that is easy to implement and maintain.
“We believe that the increase in demand to access and analyze data in more dynamic and visual ways can provide smart companies with the critical business information necessary to beat their competitors in their market,” said Bill Topel, managing partner of SPR Consulting. “Our DIY approach will help early adopters win through faster access to more data using familiar tools so they can more quickly realize opportunities for expense reductions and cost savings.”
Designed to achieve the short term results and support long term planning that help achieve best-in-class procurement spend management goals, the SPR Consulting solution incorporates automation, data visualization and a variety of additional means to cost efficiency to deliver a new method for spend analytics. The solution is available in a rapid engineering model and is built to leverage real-time analytics access via Microsoft in-memory technology. SPR Consulting will implement the spend analytics solution, which includes professional services and hardware, at a fixed price starting at $25,000 and scaling to $100,000 based on the size of the customer and the scope of needs.
About SPR Consulting
A trusted partner to businesses for more than 40 years, SPR Consulting builds, integrates, tests and manages technologies that improve enterprise efficiency. With its expert consultants and innovative solutions, SPR improves access to information, company-wide collaboration and helps organizations more effectively connect with their customers. For more information on how SPR powers business with technology, visit www.spr.com.
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