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Popular Procurement Technology Trends to Watch out for in 2021
Cloud-based platforms enable businesses to reduce upfront investment, reduce overhead, and improve real-time information sharing. Employees can access applications at any time and from any location. This assists organization in increasing productivity and remaining competitive in the global economy.
Fremont, CA: Recent technological advancements have had a significant impact on many business activities. Back-office operations, in particular, such as supply chain management and procurement, are rapidly changing as a result of digital transformation. Organizations that have been digitally transformed increase efficiency, reduce costs, and adapt to rapidly changing customer expectations.
Businesses must keep up with new technologies in order to remain relevant, competitive, and profitable. Procurement is no different. E-procurement, contract repositories, supplier performance management, spend analysis, supplier information management, AP automation, business networks, contract authoring, and other processes are made easier by new technologies.
Top Technology Trends in Procurement
Microservices and Low-Code Platforms
Because of the widespread use of cloud computing, companies can leverage APIs and microservices at a low cost. Organizations can integrate a variety of applications into their existing systems. They can automate processes and facilitate information exchange without the need for custom coding.
These low-code workflow automation platforms eliminate the need for the IT department's assistance in implementing system changes. As a result, business users now have greater flexibility and autonomy. They can, for example, manage workflow automation through a visual, drag-and-drop interface to maximize efficiency.
Cloud-Based Procurement Software
Cloud computing and SaaS products are used to support many business operations, including procurement. Organizations can use the subscription model to gain access to the most recent procurement automation software without incurring additional costs.
Cloud-based platforms enable businesses to reduce upfront investment, reduce overhead, and improve real-time information sharing. Employees can access applications at any time and from any location. This assists organizations in increasing productivity and remaining competitive in the global economy.
Many new providers have entered the market with a variety of Procurement-as-a-Service solutions that are both flexible and scalable. Organizations can now cost-effectively incorporate new technologies into their existing processes.