Tail spend management

We can provide an end-to-end management service for low-value spend on your behalf, from organising quotes to contracting and payment.
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Managing low value spend

 

Tail end spend – also called long tail, or low value spend – is the 20% of spend that typically goes unmanaged within an organisation. This 20% tends to be low value transactions, spread across multiple spend categories, and with many suppliers. In fact, tail end often accounts for 80% of all an organisation’s suppliers. 

By using our tried and tested procurement processes across all categories of low value spend, we're able to generate significant savings quickly, throughout the supply chain. We currently deliver savings of around 8% on the value of tail spend, on top of the efficiencies we deliver from processing improvements and economies of scale.

We can also help you build a business case for change, using our vast benchmarking datasets to show how much value we can deliver.

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5%-20%

cost reduction we can help you to achieve

10%

increase in process efficiency

90%+

strategically managed spend achieved (compared to the average 80%)

How to control uncontrolled tail spend

Lack of control over tail end spending is a significant yet surprisingly unknown problem for many organisations whose internal structures have changed in recent years and have devolved procurement.

Capita’s procurement solutions business brings plain English to a complex organisational issue for companies and the public sector in our latest white paper.

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TAIL procurement service

Lack of control over tail end spending is a significant yet surprisingly unknown problem for many organisations whose internal structures have changed in recent years and have devolved procurement.

Capita’s procurement solutions business brings plain English to a complex organisational issue for companies and the public sector in our latest white paper.

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