Basware embraces WeProcurement methodology: users becomes stewards in collaborative procurement

Basware embraces WeProcurement methodology: users becomes stewards in collaborative procurement

September 16, 2016  |  Procurement

Basware has adopted the WeProcurement(TM) methodology to e-procurement, which fundamentally transforms company spending culture for its customers by changing employee behavior.

To reinforce desired spending behavior, WeProcurement creates a collaborative process that delivers relevance, intelligence and awareness within the e-procurement system. This systematic approach enables everyone to work together towards company goals and saving money, ultimately making employees better stewards over company funds.

About WeProcurement

At its core, WeProcurement is fueled by the “Power of We” philosophy, a crowd-sourced style process that builds its success from the collaboration of all users. Applied to a business setting, this user-driven process results in significantly higher cost savings compared to traditional e-procurement solutions and the agility organizations need tofund their missions.

WeProcurement eliminates the number one reason users drop out of a process, which is that they feel their actions are not making a difference or do not matter. By increasing employee engagement and emphasizing that everyone who buys goods and services has an important role to play, the system becomes self-managing – relieving the procurement team from having to police the organization so they can focus on more strategic initiatives.

Ilari Nurmi, SVP, Purchase to Pay, Basware:
“Today’s employees expect the systems they interact with on a daily basis to be intuitive and relevant to their daily lives, and to deliver critical intelligence at the point needed to greatly increase efficiency. With WeProcurement we are taking things one step further. Our methodology also incentivizes employees to stick and comply with a company’s procurement processes by making it the easiest thing to do within the natural course of their work and by making them aware of how they add value to a business as a whole. This gives organizations tangible results and ensures employee contributions amount to more than just the sum of their individual parts.”

“Our WeProcurement approach for procurement systems overcomes traditional procurement management challenges by making the processes as relevant as possible to each person’s role, department, category of spend, and industry. Instead of trying to force people into a mold with a system that caters to procurement or finance, WeProcurement seeks to understand the needs of each requestor and deliver a system that is designed for them – the users.”

Angela Watts, Purchasing Manager at Goodyear Tire & Service Centers:
“By consolidating our purchasing activities across 200 locations into a collaborative process, we were able to reduce our supplier base by 96%,”Our users are now saving significant time in their days and getting the items they need in a cost-effective manner – ultimately saving the company millions.”

Greg Summers, Finance Director at DCOR:
“While we anticipated having to force employees’ hands to use the system, we found it very easy to garner adoption. Once the employees saw the benefits and user-friendly nature, they were eager to get on board.”

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