The 8 Modules, 31 Focus Points and 5 Collaboration Phases of the SEIC Methodology provide a path to success

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Our Diagnostic Tool provides a gap analysis of SEI capability to support the strategic planning process

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In-depth explorations of the approaches and techniques used by leading organizations in the field of SEI today

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Thought leadership and insightful articles on the most important issues for companies pursuing an SEI agenda

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Insight calls are available to join for all members of the SEIC and will be addressing a number of topics

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The 11 modules of the SEI methodology focus on the key processes that enable the successful rollout of SEI

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Our Capabilities Assessment tools provide the means for organizations to gain insight into their own SEI approach

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In-depth explorations of the approaches and techniques used by leading organizations in the field of SEI today

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Thought leadership and insightful articles on the most important issues for companies pursuing an SEI agenda

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Useful downloads, from unique research to practical templates, frameworks and tools being used by SEI leaders

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Establishing procurement in the startup ecosystem

There is an appetite in procurement to work with startups, but the way in which it does so is often unclear. Download our startup report to discover how the function can be a crucial part of the startup ecosystem.

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Should procurement work with startups on emerging technologies?


It is a question we often come across in the Supplier-Enabled Innovation Center. Buying organizations are eager to look outside their supply chains to collaborate with early-stage businesses – and for good reason. Startups are an increasingly significant source of innovation, presenting a valuable and still largely untapped stream of capability for procurement to work with.


But while there is an appetite for working with startup businesses, the way in which procurement does so is often unclear. Burdened with a reputation for cost savings and with little experience in the startup world, the role that procurement plays is not immediately obvious. What can procurement bring to the table? Is there a need in the wider business for procurement to contribute? What challenges exist?


This report sets out to answer these questions and shed some light on procurement’s role in startup engagements. We examine the level of interest that exists within procurement to work with startups; analyze how successful the function currently is in doing so; and, finally, present a step-by-step best-practice guide for how procurement can become a crucial part of the business’s startup strategy.


For procurement to be a true value driver to the business, innovation from startups cannot be ignored. We hope this report helps put you on the right path to accessing this innovation and making procurement an indispendible part of the startup ecosystem.

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