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About eFlow

Built and deployed by practitioners, eFlow is a proprietary procurement technology platform designed to support savings delivery, improve supplier partnerships, drive innovation and manage risk.
Combining this comprehensive technology solution with the in-depth knowledge, category expertise and vast content pool amassed by our consultants over many years of working with clients, enables us to offer you the best possible solution.
 
eFlow offers a number of benefits when used in conjunction with our consultants including the ability to deliver savings faster across a larger addressable cost pool, improved levels of supplier compliance, and measurable and sustainable savings. 
 
Through our consultants you can also draw on the skills of our 50-strong team of digital experts to maximise the benefit driven from data and drive client value, allowing you to deliver tangible benefits and project ROI.
 
 
 

How we work

Spend Analytics

Delivering key insights into spend and trends classified effectively against a procurement friendly taxonomy based on our 18 years + experience

  • Our procurement experts help interpret and apply the analysis to future procurement decisions
  • Acquisition and analysis of spend data is accurate and precise underpinned by automation and machine learning techniques

I understand where and with whom I spend money

Demand Planning

Enabling the proactive prediction of future spend based on historic trends and the consolidation of business plans synchronised with template libraries

  • Creates a single communicable view of anticipated spend to enable engagement with the supply chain to drive efficiency and foster innovation
  • Incrementally aggregates data to refine and optimise spend prediction models to enhance business planning

I understand where and when my business needs to invest

Pulse

Capturing activity within the procurement function to allow monitoring and measurement of success

  • Savings tracking of initiatives to trace the value created throughout the procurement life cycle
  • Automated portfolio status reporting to enhance prioritisation decision making

I quantify the value I am creating

Sourcing

Creating additional value through the sourcing process by applying data science and best-in-class templates to cost unbundling

  • Acceleration of the sourcing process whilst enhancing quality through the analytics engine
  • Reduces the technical bar to run effective complex events

I get the best value deal for the least cost

Contract Management

Configurable contract management solution simplifying the process to stay in control of your contracts portfolio

  • Proactive management through analytics suite and obligations alerts
  • Ability to harmonise data with spend and performance to enable pipeline management and category management activities

I understand my commitments and can track compliance

Supplier Performance

Ensuring that promises made by partners as part of a sourcing process are maintained

  • Automated consolidation of KPI/SLA measures on a periodic basis
  • Drives focus and fact to a strategic supplier relationship management programme

I monitor my supplier's performance

Cost Control

Proactively enforces contractual compliance to complex (often outsourcing) agreements; implementing rate card control and digitalising the requisitioning and invoicing of work

  • Visibility at both a macro and micro level of forecasted and actual spend
  • Simplification of approvals and governance workflows

I ensure that my contract is compliantly managed

eFlow in numbers

£17Billion

Spend under management

4Million

Data points

1000000

Suppliers in the database

125+

Projects completed

Client Challenges (Mouse-over the panels for our solutions)

Sustainability

Our clients struggle to realise the full savings identified during the sourcing phase due to the complexity involved in tracking and implementing compliance

Clients also have difficulty in understanding the performance of their suppliers and where attention should be focused

Our solution

Track and validate invoiced prices and specifications against rates throughout the contract to present a real understanding of bottom-line savings

Provide supplier oriented dashboards for quick decision making, succinctly summarising big data in impactful ways

Efficiency

The complicated nature of the pricing models we support requires a significant amount of manual effort

To ensure the best outcome for a client, granular data must be captured, processed and analysed which results in extraordinarily large data sets

Our solution

Create sophisticated technology to process the increasing amounts of data; improving the quality, accuracy and speed of the analytics produced

Provide the infrastructure to repeat the analytics process with little rework

Repeatability

Our consulting effort is difficult for clients to reproduce as it requires inheriting complex spreadsheet models, which often dissuades them from repeating the previous exercise

Our solution

Being able to use the same application to repeat a sourcing process enables the ability to accelerate the process of re-sourcing the category

Especially relevant for categories with large commodity components or capacity changes

Benchmarkability

Clients often have their own unique way of capturing and categorising spend, which isolates them from comparing their data to the market and other competitors

There are few sources of reference to understand a benchmark of cost and productivity for spend items

Our solution

Store all data from OA to ongoing management providing a vast amount of information which can be classified for benchmarking and comparative purposes

The Efficio practitioner expertise is critical in interpreting raw data into valuable models

Insight

Maximising the value from digital technologies
Insight
Maximising the value from digital technologies

Simon Lipscomb, Marketing and Sales Director, is interviewed about the changes in procurement technology.

Accessing next level technology with better procurement
Guide
Accessing next level technology with better procurement

With the rise of technology the landscape of procurement is shifting. Here’s how effective procurement departments can capitalise on the new technological developments.

Maximum performance: Supplier relationship governance and oversight
Case study
Maximum performance: Supplier relationship governance and oversight

Efficio supported the development and implementation of a new supplier relationship management tool to increase performance at UKAR.