Computer says "No"
CBG levies the power of technology to enforce purchasing initiatives taken at the top of the organisation. "Computer says no" may be a common occurrence for employees who try to buy outside of the set parameters.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has joined an online buying group and is using software to cut an estimated £300,000 of the procurement bill every year.
The RFU is the first member to join a buyers group from Compleat Software Limited, which was launched this year, and is using the company's Purchase to Pay software.
It uses the traditional advantage of group buying to get better prices and has P2P software to help ensure nominated suppliers, goods, services and prices are used every time at the RFU.
John Molson, Head of Finance at the Rugby Football Union comments, "Compleat Buyers Group will pay for itself through the savings made on stationery alone and anything else is a bonus."