SAP Spend Performance Management

  • by William Newman, Managing Principal, Newport Consulting Group
  • May 1, 2012
SAP Spend Performance Management allows you to quickly determine levels of unmanaged spend, identify duplicative contract scenarios, and target savings from sourcing efforts and effective negotiations.

SAP Spend Performance Management is based on a flex-designed dashboard environment, with an initial role-based cockpit (Flex is a presentation environment used with Adobe Flash and other browser plug-ins.) You can configure the view and graphics based on your own preferences.

This figure is an example of the SAP Spend Performance Management role-based dashboard. From the main dashboard, you can select a given project to launch an eSourcing event in your SAP system.

William Newman

William Newman, MBA, CMC is managing principal of Newport Consulting Group, LLC, an SAP partner focused on EPM and GRC solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in the development and management of strategy, process, and technology solutions spanning Fortune 1000, public-sector, midsized and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) since 1995, qualified trainer by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) since 2000, and a trained Social Fingerprint consultant in social accountability since 2012. William is a recognized ASUG BusinessObjects influencer and a member of SAP’s Influencer Relations program. He holds a BS degree in aerospace engineering from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and an MBA in management and international business from the Conrad L. Hilton School of Management at Loyola Marymount University. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at both Northwood University and the University of Oregon with a focus on management studies and sustainability, respectively.

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