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SPEND ANALYSIS: The Window into Strategic Sourcing by Haralambos Marmanis, Kirit Pandit

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SPEND ANALYSISCOMPONENTS

INTRODUCTION

In Chapter 1, we discussed the components that make up a spend analysis application. We also saw how a simple spend cube is constructed. In this chapter, we will examine these components in depth. We will focus on the design challenges, but our presentation will not require specialized technical skills; all of the prerequisite information will be introduced in a way that will make the topics easily understood by nonexperts. Whether you want to license or build your own solution, the following sections contain useful information that you should familiarize yourself with.

The main thesis of this book is ...

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