Proactis, the global spend management and B2B eCommerce company, has announced that TÜV SÜD, the testing and product/system certification, inspection and auditing specialist has gone live with a new intuitive procurement interface, implementing UI5 with Proactis’ new UX/UI for Catalogue and Search functionality.
The company has over 1,000 outlets, in 57 countries and employs more than 24,000 employees. It initially selected Proactis to create a centralised procurement function and to automate the procurement process throughout the business.
Working with Proactis, TÜV SÜD implemented a strategy with four pillars for procurement – governance, tools, processes, organisation. Using Proactis Catalogue and Search functionality through The Business Network, it was able to reduce off-contract, maverick spend from 43.4% to 13.8% from 2014-2018, while procurement IT usage rose from 121,000 purchase order line items to 254,000 over the same period.