All of that sounds great, so when can you start realizing these benefits? Well, you just need to wait for the circular to be approved, execution plans agreed upon, new political appointees to assume their roles and weigh in. OK, so you might have to wait a while....or do you?
Qlik and partner Grant Thornton have teamed up to create a category management solution that provides you with the valuable insight, the ultimate goal of Category Management. Take a look at the screenshot below, where I selected a simple search term, “Oracle”, and instantly see all purchases of Oracle products government-wide. In a matter of seconds, Qlik searched through 8.9 million contract descriptions and filtered the dashboard on all contracts that used Oracle in their description. From there I can see individual agency spend, which suppliers were used, which category the spend fell under, etc.
The Federal procurement process is tough enough. With this type of insight, you can make it a little bit easier.