Competence Center: Procurement

Do suppliers react flexibly and as requested to purchase requests? How long does the ordering process take on average? Which orders can be used to achieve savings through collective orders? What is the extra spending due to maverick buying? Are the invoice conditions as agreed with the supplier in the contract? How many discountable invoices are paid without discount deduction?

The Procurement area must deal with these and many more questions on a daily basis. The goal is to reduce long-term costs, achieve potential savings and make procurement processes more efficient. Meaningful metrics and KPIs are an important element in realizing these goals and supporting procurement organizations in their operational and strategic tasks.

Do you have all metrics and KPIs relevant to your decision to exploit the full potential of your purchase?

Our Sourcing-2-Pay-Platform (S2P)

The innovative Sourcing-2-Pay-Platform designed by quadox documents the purchasing process from tendering to payment via various purchasing systems and offers a tried and tested basis for comprehensively and efficiently answering complex procurement questions.

With our process know-how as well as our technical and methodical skills, we accompany and advise our customers in all project phases.

The CALYA metrics library

We can offer ample expertise by drawing upon our extensive experience in large and small procurement projects, both with international and national customers. The CALYA Procurement Library, which features over 150 proven metrics/KPIs, was created on this basis.

The CALYA library contains not only technical facts about metrics and performance indicators, but also technical information that, together with the quadox Reference Design, ensures fast and efficient implementation.


    • 25-BME Metrics
    • Purchasing volume/spend (per supplier, material group, …)
    • Processes (process cycle times like P2P, I2P and S2P, …)
    • Trends & effects (currency, price and quantity effects, …)
    • Savings (negotiation success, …)
    • Maverick buying
    • Suppliers & quality (delivery range, bundling of suppliers, delivery, deadlines & quality, …)


    • Analysis and documentation of existing procurement metrics, KPIs and analyses
    • Joint development of a reporting strategy
    • Development of company-specific procurement metrics, KPIs and analyses
    • Translation of procurement requirements into an IT concept
    • Conceptual design of IT architecture:
    • Implementation of procurement reporting solutions, including intuitive and needs-based reporting
    • Technical and organizational support during test phases
    • Commissioning and – if necessary – maintenance of the procurement solution
    • Project management – whether agile or classic
    • Training, coaching and know-how-transfer


    • Visualization of the shopping reporting solution
      • Business Explorer (BEx)
      • Business Objects Suite (BO)
      • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
      • In-house developed reporting solution using ABAP, BSP, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, SAPUI5
    • Enterprise Data Warehousing
      • SAP Business Warehouse
      • SAP HANA
    • based on the procurement solutions
      • SAP ARIBA
      • SAP MM
      • SAP SRM
      • ORACLE