Accenture recognised for modernisation of Microsoft's procurement operations

By James Henderson
Accenture has won recognition for its work to modernise Microsoft’s global procurement operations. The company won with the Supplier Partnership of t...

Accenture has won recognition for its work to modernise Microsoft’s global procurement operations.

The company won with the Supplier Partnership of the Year Award at the ProcureCon Indirect EPIC Awards 2018, which celebrate the most innovative, dynamic and accomplished leaders in the procurement industry.

In partnership with Avanade, Accenture was recognised for modernising Microsoft’s global procurement operations, which enabled Microsoft to significantly increase business agility and provide dynamic and automated solutions in their supplier ecosystem.

The previous cycle time to onboard new suppliers was hindering the speed of business, impacting both the top and bottom line. Microsoft needed a simple, robust solution that could remove complexity and scale as quickly as possible.

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“Accenture has digitally transformed Microsoft’s supplier vetting and onboarding process and improved our user experience with suppliers,” said Erica Tripard, group procurement operations manager at Microsoft.

“Leveraging Microsoft’s Dynamics technology and its deep knowledge of procurement services, Accenture helped us achieve 95 percent automation of new supplier qualifications and reduce cycle time from three weeks to one day.”

Keith Hausmann, managing director of procurement business process services at Accenture, added: “Accenture has enabled Microsoft to realize the future of procurement operations for superior business outcomes.

“Through this collaboration, we are driving digital transformation at incredible speed while improving business critical compliance and risk mitigation functions. Our goal is to continue to identify new opportunities for even greater efficiency through end to end operations with strategic goals in mind.”

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