Capgemini issued in 2013 their annual global CPO survey, focused on Procurement digitalization. Quite a good one to read. You’ll learn that:
Procurement organizations are augmenting their practices with digital tools in order to:
• broaden and expedite communication with partners and suppliers and even potential competitors
• automate and integrate procurement tasks and procedures with predictive analytics and digital recognition in mobile sourcing
• enable procurement professionals to work from anywhere, anytime
Digital, mobile and social technologies are to be integrated into Procurement practices.