Arcadis calls in Jaggaer to drive digital procurement transformation
Independent spend management specialist JAGGAER is digitally transforming the procurement and supplier management processes for Arcadis Italia, the global design and consultancy firm.
Using the JAGGAER Advantage platform, Arcadis Italia has been able to implement fully-traceable, transparent, and efficient procurement processes, in addition to offering suppliers the opportunity to apply online directly through the Arcadis Italia portal.
In just over two months following the implementation of the platform, the Arcadis Italia portal has already published 22 requests for quotations and registered over 400 suppliers.
“The management of suppliers is a priority for Arcadis Italia,” said Roberto Talotta, Country Leader and Managing Director Arcadis Italia.
“The JAGGAER Advantage platform allows us to qualify suppliers based on our objective parameters – for example, the possession of certain certifications – ensuring adherence to the selection requirements.
“We also introduced scoring systems and collaborative assessment mechanisms of technical offers involving different company departments to ensure impartiality and compliance in the supplier assessment processes in particularly complex areas, such as tenders for public-sector job orders.”
The platform was implemented in four weeks and is being already widely used by the procurement department and suppliers.
“Speed in implementation was a key factor in the choice of JAGGAER Advantage together with full compatibility with the ERP technologies of Arcadis,” said Massimiliano Masiero, Senior Procurement Manager, Arcadis Italia.
Ezio Melzi, JAGGAER Advantage Managing Director, said: “We have developed eProcurement projects for many companies in the engineering and construction industry worldwide.
“This expertise has allowed us to offer Arcadis Italia a sourcing and vendor management technology that adheres to the company's processes, which is high-performing and easy to use by both the buyer and supplier.”