Scout RFP Strategic Sourcing Platform

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Scout RFP's cloud-based procurement and sourcing solution helps organizations make better strategic spend decisions through improved visibility, enhanced collaboration, and simplified processes.

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Scout RFP review by Bob A.
Bob A.
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"ScoutRFP is the easiest fully functioning e-sourcing tool around. "

What do you like best?

Easy to use for Category Managers. Easy to use for stakeholders. Easy to use for suppliers. Simple User Interface that maintains 95% of what you need from any e-sourcing tool. ScoutRFP also makes meaningful updates on a regular basis. Most other providers use updates to just patch broken code, where ScoutRFP actually makes improvements and adds functionality.

What do you dislike?

Some minor wishlist items are: Expressive Bidding/ Expressive Feedback where we can let the supplier know that they aren't bidding competitively before the completion of an event through an automated color coding paradigm. Without using an auction. But generally very few tools offer this capability.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out. You won't regret it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick Implementation. Amazing support from ScoutRFP. Quick RFP turnarounds. Zero supplier pushback on using the tool, as we've seen with other more complicated tools that need 15 clicks to get to anything. Scout is a 1 or two click UI set up to get anywhere.

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Scout RFP review by Laura M.
Laura M.
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"Creating RFP made easy by Scout"

What do you like best?

The side by side comparison it makes viewing multiple vendors easy! Seeing your pipeline right when you log on. The organizations of questions and answers

What do you dislike?

Would be nice to have templates shared between companies!

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product is easy to use, the score card is another great feature, as you can have it locked so each user only scores there own card. The new pipeline is great enhancement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I built my first RFP, before Scout. It took a few days to put together. Then when suppliers would reply had no control on how they moved things around, so could not easily pull up side by side comparison.

What Strategic Sourcing solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Scout RFP review by Rendi M.
Rendi M.
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"ScoutRFP increases our time and cost value and has made sourcing easy and fun!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use! Users, suppliers, sourcing team members have all been able to quickly and easily use the tool which has increased sourcing opportunities with business owners.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to include an NDA that requires signature before accessing the RFP information

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use and implement. From the time we signed the contract to the first sourcing event was only hours! Templates take a little time to create but save a lot of time as you are creating events going forward.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're saving time by using templates and creating consistency among all sourcing events. The benefits have been in cost savings as well as time saved in creating and evaluating RFP's.

Scout RFP review by User in Research
User in Research
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"Scout RFP"

What do you like best?

-The customer service and ease of use.

- There isn't a huge learning curve to the product, and if you have questions the team is always available for assistance.

-Scout listens to their customers, and actually put the feedback of the customers into the tool.

- We had a Sourcing Manager leave our company abruptly, and because everything is in Scout there was a clear trail of their work. It allowed the transfer of work to happen seamlessly and with little interruption to the internal clients and suppliers.

What do you dislike?

-The PDF view was taken away for the RFP, and the excel view does not allow for all of the information to be seen in a very easy format. The PDF view was much better for an audit trail too when if you need to store documentation.

-Less prescriptive RFP's (when you are asking for a high level services proposal, and don't have a clear list of questions because you are seeking information from the supplier) can be a challenge to enter at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The evaluation tool is very helpful! And having a single place where all the information about the RFP can be located is wonderful!

Scout RFP review by Aaron R.
Aaron R.
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"Capable​ Sourcing Solution With Strong Focus On User Experience"

What do you like best?

Clean, light weight, intuitive design that delivers an excellent user experience. Unlike many legacy sourcing solutions, Scout delivers the benefits of e-sourcing without feeling like a burden for procurement professionals to use.

What do you dislike?

Breadth of functionality is more limited then some of the larger integrated solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improving efficiency of sourcing operations, fostering closer collaboration with stakeholders throughout the sourcing process, delivering greater value through strategic sourcing.

Scout RFP review by Mimi C.
Mimi C.
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"Scout has been great"

What do you like best?

Simple to use and customized to what we are trying to test for.

What do you dislike?

I wish the formatting could be mark ups and show how we want it to show once submitted

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to track and manage all the new hires that come through the pipeline and collect feedback

Scout RFP review by Bob S.
Bob S.
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"We have performed several RFPs during our time with Scout. Nothing but positive comments."

What do you like best?

I like the autoscoring feature best for the multiple choice questions.

What do you dislike?

Inability to create weighted scoring for the free-form responses

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. It is a good solution without the high costs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using to expedite the RFP process.

Scout RFP review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Simple to Use. Great Interface."

What do you like best?

Ability to import standardized templates and then tailor to each bid. Stakeholders can submit their requests direct to the Sourcing team.

What do you dislike?

Administration of the assignment of new projects to our Category Managers is a little challenging. Reporting dashboards for Category Leads to more easily manage their teams' workloads would be very helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Define your requirements around such a platform to ensure the solution will fit the need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Submission of requests for Sourcing service. Category Manager team members' workload management.

Scout RFP review by Greg T.
Greg T.
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"Scout the de facto Gardner COOL Vendor"

What do you like best?

EASY to:

Setup

Us

Collaborate

Deliver Results

In addition, they have enabled a self-service approach to initiating an event through the intake and opportunities modules.

What do you dislike?

Nada, nothing, zero. ScoutRFP exceeds our needs

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've pretty much summed up my logic for selecting and sticking with ScoutRFP. Happy to provide a verbal reference.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sourcing of events

Self-service initiation of projects and tracking of opportunities

Savings calculation

Scout RFP review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"Scout e-sourcing Review"

What do you like best?

The user-interface and ease of use is what differentiates Scout from their peer competitors. Legacy offerings do the trick, but are overly complicated.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see an expanded capability around reverse auctions and the interface offered in more languages for global RFPs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Global RFx tool that our global team can utilize

-Core repository of RFx files and events

-Professional outreach (look and feel) to our supply base

Scout RFP review by User in Internet
User in Internet
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"Ease of Use"

What do you like best?

The ease of use for Sourcing professionals, stakeholders and suppliers alike. Also, ability to be "up and running" in a day.

What do you dislike?

The only thing i find cumbersome is building the pricing sheets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to scale the organization and drive more sourcing events using the solution.

Scout RFP review by Administrator in Higher Education
Administrator in Higher Education
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"Huge fan of Scout RFP"

What do you like best?

Best customer support. EVER. When I reach out with an issue, they respond immediately. And are SO HELPFUL!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I get push back from suppliers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Make analyzing my RFP's so much easier! Huge timesaver across the board.

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