Procure-to-Pay Deployment Strategy
In today’s economy, companies need to do more with less and do it faster and more efficiently than ever before. To boost their chances of success in the new normal, companies are focusing on improving control over all aspects of spend while adapting their organizations and processes to become more agile than ever before. Many are leveraging technology-based solutions to streamline their procurement processes and savings across categories. But many lack the tools needed to proactively drive compliance. And, as a result, half of all negotiated savings never makes its way to the bottom line. In addition, legacy processes, systems, and technical resources don’t allow for the development of global procurement strategies.
By using the the tools provided by SAP Ariba, many companies have found solutions and improvements to their existing processes. Understanding how your process works and to make it efficient requires the vast breadth of knowledge of the toolset and supply chain processes. Kash Solutions has a a track record that demonstrates this and can help you transform your procurement business using the SAP Ariba tool set.
Kash Solutions brings key strengths that can help you transform quickly and efficiently.
Skills and best practices delivered through a exible model that concentrates on delivered ROI
Category and process expertise to develop and implement a flight plan and full savings realization program
Training and implementation resources to drive early activity and faster spend throughput and speed ROI
Agile Methodology & SOX Compliance
Benefits to Customer
Customers find that the vendor is more responsive to development requests. High-value features are developed and delivered more quickly with short cycles, than with the longer cycles favored by classic “waterfall” processes.
Benefits to Vendors
Vendors reduce wastage by focusing development effort on high-value features, and reduce time-to-market relative to waterfall processes due to decreased overhead and increased efficiency. Improved customer satisfaction translates to better customer retention and more positive customer references.
Benefits to Development Teams
Team members enjoy development work, and like to see their work used and valued. Scrum benefits Team members by reducing non-productive work (e.g., writing specifications or other artifacts that no one uses), and giving them more time to do the work they enjoy. Team members also know their work is valued, because requirements are chosen to maximize value to customers.
Benefits to Product Managers
Product Managers, who typically fill the Product Owner role, are responsible for making customers happy by ensuring that development work is aligned with customer needs. Scrum makes this alignment easier by providing frequent opportunities to re-prioritize work, to ensure maximum delivery of value.
Benefits to Project Managers
Project Managers (and others) who fill the ScrumMaster role find that planning and tracking are easier and more concrete, compared to waterfall processes. The focus on task-level tracking, the use of Burndown Charts to display daily progress, and the Daily Scrum meetings, all together give the Project Manager tremendous awareness about the state of the project at all times. This awareness is key to monitoring the project, and to catching and addressing issues quickly.
Benefits to PMOs and C-Level Executives
Scrum provides high visibility into the state of a development project, on a daily basis. External stakeholders, such as C-Level executives and personnel in the Project Management Office, can use this visibility to plan more affectively, and adjust their strategies based on more hard information and less speculation.