Technology | Efficio UK

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 procurement 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.

eFlow Spend Analytics enabled us for the first time to obtain detailed visibility of Fujitsu's global procurement spend. Until then this has been a significant challenge due to our organisational complexity and the large number of ERP systems we operate.

Mikko Kivisto, General Manager, Country Procurement, Fujitsu

Our Difference

We give you your own eFlow solution to make your team more effective

eFlow is your collaborative platform to identify, deliver and sustain cost savings across the procurement lifecycle. eFlow embeds Efficio’s knowledge and experience into your procurement operation to transform the way you work.

It accelerates knowledge exchange, rapidly improves processes and delivers a step change in procurement performance over time.

Expertise

Efficio’s team expertise is built-in to give you a significant head start

Insight

Leverages insights from 500+ projects using data from $billions of sourcing events

Technology

Procurement Apps built by experts, customised with your content and integrated in your ecosystem

Efficio have the full spectrum of expertise to be the perfect partner to take your team to the next level. This expertise can be delivered in whatever shape best fits your current organisational needs

  • Category experts

    Ready to provide their guidance to quickly upskill your teams in new areas

  • Data science experts

    Ready to help your team take on your data challenges in procurement

  • Knowledge and research team

    Leverage a team built over 20 years of procurement experience

  • Efficio Academy

    World-class training and development programme to upskill your procurement team

  • Procurement organisation

    Ready to help you design the procurement department you want to become

  • Delivery

    400 procurement consultants ready to add an initial boost to your team

By joining the eFlow platform, you get access to experience from 500+ projects over two decades across multiple sectors and geographies, totalling $billions of sourcing.

  • Organisation benchmarking

    Understand whether your organisation is within industry and geography benchmarks

  • Category profiling

    Leverage Efficio’s past experience to understand what’s possible and to prioritise the best return on your procurement investment

  • Category benchmarks

    Understand how your current situation measure up across your sector and geography to find specific areas to address

  • Category guides

    Get a boost by leveraging Efficio’s extensive experience in how to address your main categories

  • Best-in-class templates

    Why start from scratch? Efficio has a library of examples that can be leveraged from within the platform

  • Supplier information

    Do all your initiatives start with “googling”? End that today

Our technology, built by experts and deployed on all our projects, transforms our expertise and insights into a seamless, shared resource. Customise eFlow with your content and integrate into your ecosystem.

  • Initiative portfolio management

    Take control of the work within your procurement department, from ideas to savings delivery

  • Category planning and guidance

    As a category manager, take control of what happens within your category. Use our technology to distribute guidance across your department

  • Sourcing automation

    Accelerate your RFX process by automating complex data analysis, enabling greater optimisation of bids

  • Savings tracking

    Monitor delivery of savings to ensure that prices and promises are complied with

  • Collaborate with Efficio experts

    Our technology allows you request and receive help from the variety of experts

  • Procurement basics

    For clients looking to take a pragmatic step within spend analytics, contract management, supplier onboarding or supplier performance

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Challenges faced by our clients (mouse-over the panel for our solution)

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 strategic 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