The 4th Annual ProcureTECH conference is the only event in the region specifically focussed on procurement automation and process efficiency. World class procurement functions are increasingly looking to technology to drive improvement in their capacity to deliver value to their organisations, yet in Australia the uptake of e-procurement solutions has been relatively slow.
However, it would appear that this is now changing. Based on conversations I have had in recent months, I sense that more and more organisations are moving towards technology solutions and for a variety of reasons. Whether it be to drive greater efficiency, manage compliance, provide greater visibility into spend ,or simply to serve internal customers better, I suspect that we have hit a tipping point in regard to use of technology in procurement. Those procurement functions who don’t move in this direction will be left behind and potentially become surplus to requirements.
The programme for ProcureTECH 2017 addresses many of the key issues faced by procurement leaders looking to adopt technology, starting with fundamental questions around why you might be looking to technology solutions, what you hope to achieve through it, exploring the key factors you need to be considering in selecting the most appropriate solution, to ensuring that it delivers on the promise, and finally to measure the value that has been achieved through the programme. The programme features a healthy mix of speakers from the buy side, the world of advisory, and of course the real experts in this stuff, the solutions providers themselves.
ProcureTECH provides the best opportunity of the year to explore a wide range of procurement enabling solutions in one place – at one time. At the time of writing, it looks like we will have the largest line-up of technology solutions in the technology showcase, with everything from enterprise end-to-end solutions to more niche players who specialize in specific elements of the procurement process. If you attend as a hosted buyer, you can use our online meetings scheduling system to pre-schedule 20 minute appointments with those vendors you are most interested in meeting with. There is also plenty of time built in to the programme to enable more informal viewing of the solutions being showcased.
Reasons to attend
Adoption of the right technologies has long been recognised as one of the three key pillars for building procurement capability, increasing efficiency, and enabling organisations to drive hugely increased value from their procurement functions. By attending ProcureTECH you will not only have the chance to explore what technologies are out there and what they can do for you, but also accelerate your understanding of the key issues involved in:
- Scoping your technology needs
- Making the business case for technology adoption
- Selecting appropriate technologies
- Implementing new technology
- Integrating with existing systems
- Measuring the benefits from your technology deployment
Who will attend
If you are responsible for:
- Process improvement in your organisation (and who isn’t?)
- Building capability
- Driving procurement excellence
- Ensuring that technology solutions are successfully implemented
- Driving change management programmes to ensure adoption
- Delivering desired outcomes, both in terms of efficiencies and savings
- Measuring and reporting those savings
then ProcureTECH is the event for you.
Typical Job titles we would anticipate seeing at ProcureTECH, based on previous experience in this arena, are:
|Business Improvement Manager||IT Manager||Procurement Manager Systems & Capability|
|Category Manager||Manager P2P & Materials Management||Procurement Operations Specialist|
|Chief Procurement Officer||Manager Procurement Operations||Procurement Project Manager – Process Improvement|
|Client Solutions Director||Manager Procurement Planning and Reporting||Procurement Services Officer|
|Commercial Systems Officer||Manager Procurement Services & Contract Suppport||Procurement Specialist – ERP|
|Contracts & Systems Manager||Manager, Procurement Solutions||SAP Business Analyst|
|eSolutions Development Administrator||Process Improvement Manager||Senior Procurement Manager|
|eSolutions Operations Manager||Procurement Analyst||Senior Procurement Strategist|
|Executive Manager, Procurement Solutions||Procurement Director||Sourcing Specialist|
|Group Procurement Manager||Procurement Manager||Strategic Procurement Coordinator|
|ICT Manager||Project Manager||Supply Chain Manager|