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Agile Procurement Insights: Agility isn't always on the payroll

A quick look at industry professionals’ views about external workforce

There's a huge spend category that may not be on your radar: The external workforce. Made up of contingent workers and service providers, it accounts for 42% of workforce spend.

For a closer look, SAP collaborated with Oxford Economics on two research studies; one on procurement digital transformation, and the other on the external workforce specifically. We surveyed 2,050 executives from a range of industries in more than 20 countries.

What we found was that managing and maintaining an external workforce is key in helping companies boost resiliency.

As a first step in getting more value from your external workforce spend, take a look at this new infographic. It's an early look at findings from our research, to be published early in 2021.


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