One of the primary challenges in sourcing and procurement today is overcoming the inefficient bottleneck of traditional manual processes. Although necessary, the business of qualifying suppliers, documents and complex negotiations mean that enough time is not left over for the important business of cultivating multiple strategic sourcing relationships. The objective is to shorten sourcing cycles by collaborating online, automating processes and rapidly comparing sourcing alternatives. Provide the business intelligence needed to negotiate price reductions. Improve supplier relationships by deepening the collaborative footprint. Sourcing strategy capture greater overall cost savings by addressing a larger portion of the overall purchasing spend Every Purchasing Professional wants to accelerate the development of an optimal supply base and purchase materials under the best terms, including price, quality, delivery, lead times and other performance metrics.