Skip to main content
People Impact of Procurement Digitalization

People Impact of Procurement Digitalization

from  July 12, 2023 | 3 min read

In an era driven by the rise of new technologies and the digital transformation of many industries, procurement professionals find themselves at the forefront of constant change.

The digital transformation of procurement processes has not only revolutionized how organizations operate but also profoundly impacted the professionals within the procurement function.

But in what translates the transformative people impact of procurement digitalization?

Enhanced Efficiency and Time Optimization

Procurement professionals have now access to a plethora of new tools and platforms designed to streamline processes and optimize their valuable time.

By automating routine and manual tasks, such as data entry, document handling, and supplier communication, digital solutions empower professionals of the area to focus on more strategic activities.

This shift improves overall employee efficiency, cuts down on operational costs, and allows procurement professionals to allocate their precious time and expertise towards strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, and data-driven decision-making.

Advanced Analytics and Data-Driven Insights 

The digitalization of procurement allows the analysis of huge chunks of data, that were previously inaccessible.

Procurement professionals can now leverage sophisticated analytics tools and technologies to extract valuable insights from data, facilitating strategic decision-making and driving continuous improvement.

By harnessing the power of data, professionals of the area can now identify trends, optimize supplier performance, mitigate any associated risks, and unlock never before seen cost-saving opportunities.

Risk Management and Compliance Assurance

Procurement professionals nowadays face an increasingly complex business environment, managing risk and ensuring compliance are critical priorities for these professionals.

Digitalization provides robust tools and systems to enhance risk management and compliance monitoring. Automated alerts and notifications can alert to any potential risks.

Digital platforms enable comprehensive documentation and simplify compliance reporting, to a level that enables procurement professionals to mitigate risks effectively while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

Procurement digitalization facilitates seamless online communication and collaboration, enabling procurement professionals to collaborate more effectively with stakeholders across all departments.

The ability to instantly share critical business information, align annual objectives, and make informed decisions strengths the cooperation between different company departments and enables a culture of communication, collaboration, and innovation.

Ethical Sourcing and Sustainability

The digitalization of procurement plays a pivotal role in promoting ethical sourcing and sustainability practices. Digital platforms such as Scanmarket S2C, provide clear visibility in to all supplier information, allowing procurement professionals to assess any supplier’s ethical standards, carbon footprint, and compliance with all sustainability initiatives.

By leveraging these digital tools, professionals of the area can make informed decisions that align with corporate social responsibility objectives, ensuring the procurement function excels to contribute to the overall organization’s sustainability efforts.

Skill Development and Adaptability

The digital transformation of procurement presents unparalleled opportunities for skills development and professional growth.

With this transformation, procurement professionals now must embrace digital tools, analytics, and emerging technologies to stay relevant and competitive.

Investing in skills development enables procurement people to navigate the evolving procurement landscape with secured confidence.

Navigating areas such as data analysis, automation, supplier relationship management software and strategic sourcing software such as Scanmarket, equips procurement professionals with the necessary tools to excel in their roles.

In Conclusion

The digitalization of procurement causes a revolutionary shift in the role of procurement professionals. By empowering them to be true strategic partners, data-driven decision-makers and agents of positive change within their organizations.  

Procurement professionals can unlock their full potential and drive value for their organizations, by embracing procurement digitalization.

Henrik Leerberg

Vice President, Global Procurement Marketing - Marketing Scanmarket

As Scanmarket's Vice President, Global Procurement Marketing Henrik oversees all marketing activities globally by fueling growth and creating value for both existing and new customers. Henrik has worked in software and electronics businesses throughout his entire career, operating in B2B markets. With more than 25 years of leadership experience from a range of software companies, Henrik has built a solid foundation for a broad business understanding within all aspects from engineering over marketing and sales to administration. Henrik holds degrees in Marketing and Business Administration and in Electrical Engineering.

Request Quick Call

Thank you. We will be in touch shortly.