Implementing Cirtuo Guided Strategy Creation™ does not require changing the existing IT infrastructure. It can be set up and run as a stand-alone solution.
Cirtuo Guided Strategy Creation™ is a web application hosted in the cloud (Amazon AWS). There is no installation or configuration necessary on the client’s side. For the proper usage of Cirtuo Guided Strategy Creation™, it is required to use a standard, modern (not older than six months), W3C-compliant web browser.
- In Cirtuo software, several data types are pulled from an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, such as spend data, different KPIs, and supplier rating data. Data needs to be prepared in a specific format – we will provide your company with simple templates. Once the information is arranged and exported from the ERP system in the CSV (comma-separated values) format, there is an option for:
- Manual upload through a predefined CSV template – recommended in the beginning
- Automatic connection to the data, e.g., via API (application programming interface), and upload to Cirtuo software.
In our experience supporting strategic and tactical procurement, most customers manually upload monthly, quarterly, or yearly data. Our customer support is here to help with the process.
In a strategic sense, Cirtuo software is an end-to-end solution, offering a complete set of features for the digital transformation of procurement in a top-down manner. Most of the solutions currently in the market focus on tactical and operational levels. If your company uses one already, we will propose the best way to coordinate its use with Cirtuo. In some cases, when there is little or no feature overlap, Cirtuo will increase the benefits from other operational software by including them in the context of a more comprehensive, well-thought-through strategy.
If there is a feature overlap to a certain extent, we can help you with a quick cost-benefit analysis. For instance, if your company has a stand-alone or internally developed spend analysis, savings tracking, or risk analysis, in most cases, Cirtuo software will often prove to be better, all-around, and feature-rich for a smaller license price or development cost.
Cirtuo Guided Strategy Creation™ has been successfully integrated with several digital procurement solutions, including SAP/Ariba, Oracle, Coupa, Jaggaer, Per Angusta, and others.