Intesource Recognized as 'Cool Vendor in Procurement and CLM' by Gartner

E-sourcing Provider Recognized for Sourcing Expertise and Services and RFI Automation

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Intesource, the go-to e-sourcing provider for the retail, grocery, and restaurant industries, has been identified as one of Gartner's 'Cool Vendors in Procurement and CLM 2013,' a new report that highlights the most innovative, market-redefining businesses in key technology verticals.

Gartner selected Intesource for its extensive sourcing services and expertise -- particularly for its unique ability to source direct materials and merchandise, which are often complex and challenging categories to run sourcing events for, but rich with potential savings. Intesource's experts enable procurement professionals to effectively manage difficult sourcing events, increase savings, and free up resources for other strategic procurement initiatives.

Intesource was also recognized for its unique approach to automating Requests for Information (RFIs). With Intesource, bidding suppliers can view previously answered RFP questions and submit or update as needed -- a fast, practical and efficient system for ensuring that information is up-to-date, without creating additional work for suppliers.

"Procurement professionals across all industries have an opportunity today to uncover massive savings and efficiencies, and maximize the value of the supply chain across their organization," said Len Kaplan, VP of Sales at Intesource. "Our goal is to help businesses extend the reach and effectiveness of their sourcing efforts; we'll work with our customers on any category -- direct, indirect, simple or complex -- to drive more value and find more savings."

Intesource's continued success stems from its robust, flexible platform and its full-service approach to sourcing, which enables organizations to run more events in more categories of spend.

To find out more about how Intesource helps organizations save 18 percent on direct and indirect spend, please visit

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Cool Vendors in Procurement and CLM, 2013; Bergfors, Magnus, Deborah R. Wilson, and Michael Dominy; 2 May 2013

About Intesource

Companies are caught between two opposing goals: drive cost savings or invest in innovation. Both require people, technology, and expertise in a time when resources -- and the skills and time required to source effectively -- are scarce.

Intesource eliminates operational headaches from the sourcing equation by offering the industry's only enterprise wide, unlimited, full-service e-sourcing package. Intesource's turnkey approach to e-sourcing consistently drives double-digit savings without requiring additional staff or process overhauls -- an approach that saves valuable time and frees up staff to focus on strategic initiatives.

With a history of success in the most challenging sourcing climates, and expertise in both direct and indirect categories, Intesource ensures that buyers are getting the best value every single time. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter at @Intesource.

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