An Experience-focused Workspace for Procurement to Function Effectively

By CIOReview | Friday, June 22, 2018
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In today’s organizational landscape, it is seemingly the millennials that call the shots. This has also led to the democratization of IT, which is a positive outcome from the whole situation. As organizations reap the benefits of these tools, they also increase the productivity of their employees by incorporating the same tools and devices in their day-to-day workflows.

However, the big question that looms overhead is how CIOs and their organizations can bring in ways to engage users by deploying procurement technology solutions.

It is about simplicity—reducing the visible functions of tools so that the users see only what they require will be a sure-shot way to reap huge benefits. That is also what makes good software; the unnecessary things are not required will be hidden from the end users so that they do not have to worry about it. Even if the savings are less for the end user when employing this method, it is a guaranty that the efficiency of the procurement software that will receive more widespread recognition, offsetting the end user’s savings. The democratization of IT will have the biggest impact on the whole procurement platform in terms of compliance. If an end user sees that the easiest way to procure something is through a compliant system with a pre-defined strategy, there is no way that the outcome will fail.

Ease of use is not a bad thing, and it is time that CIOs begin rethinking the way they look at easy to use software as not being robust or serious.