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Is the Coca-Cola Company’s £3.9bn acquisition

Since the purchase of Costa by Whitbread in 1995 for just £19m, Costa had just 39 outlets and has since grown to be the UK’s largest coffee chain with 2,400 UK Coffee Shops, 1,4...more

Reverse Auctions – getting into the specifi

Part 2 In part one of this two-part series, I discussed the three different types of Auction available with Market Dojo; Ranked, Open and Japanese. You can familiarise yourself ...more

Reverse Auctions – getting into the specifi

Part 1 My last blog included some useful tips on how to get started with running reverse auctions within your organisation. As Customer Success Manager, I wanted to write this t...more

You don’t have Big Data…

...And you don't need AI At Market Dojo, we’ve seen around 25,000 auctions. We’ve seen 7000 RFQs, and received nearly 50,000 questionnaire answers, with around £10B total sou...more

A Study into the Barriers of Adopting Reverse Auc

We have discussed previously how, to the procurement industry, Reverse Auctions are seen in a similar vein to Marmite. Some individuals love them, use them on an almost daily basis...more

So, you don’t want to mandate eSourcingR

In my last blog on this subject (one of many!) I proposed that mandating eSourcing, even though it is a dirty word in many organisations, would bring about unrivalled benefits in t...more

Something other than the Football…BREXIT

This edition of our Blog is written by Richard Ainley who currently works at Manchester Airports Group as their e-Commerce and Performance Spend Manager. He has previously held sen...more

All things silly and wonderful – proof you can

My name is Jon Pole award winning reverse auctioneer at eSourcing company Market Dojo. In this brief blog I wanted to outline some of the things that have been sourced through our ...more

What can the England football team learn from pro

With the excitement of the World Cup building, I wanted to give the England football boys some advice to help them along their way in Russia. So what can England learn from proc...more

What do Procurement and Love Island have in commo

When I was thinking of a subject to write about for my latest blog article, I thought it would be a great opportunity to write about something on topic and which encompassed two of...more

Find out more about Quick Quotes

Check out our latest infographic on our lighter version of Market Dojo - Quick Quotes. Create rapid RFQ's eliminating the need for email and centralise all the information for all ...more

Analysing messages sent during an eSourcing event

Introduction Our customers have run thousands of events on Market Dojo. One important benefit of using an eSourcing tool is that it allows you to centralise communication with you...more

Email – what is it good for?

Since the mid-1990’s, email has been the communication tool of choice for Business to Business interaction. It is estimated that there are over 4.6 billion email accounts worldwi...more

The Trials and Tribulations of a Software-as-a-Se

Market Dojo provides an eSourcing solution based entirely in the cloud. And whilst we boast about all the benefits of being a SaaS company, such as pay per use pricing and delivery...more

Quick Quotes – The Basics

Introducing our new product Quick Quotes. Very simply, Quick Quotes is a ‘quotation portal’ that can be used by anyone, just as easily as email.  It’s metaphorically flown o...more

PARTICIPANT PROCESS GUIDE

Watch our tutorials guides that go through the process as a participant. Our videos help you through the process of accepting and managing event invitations to the dashboard and...more

Top tips to forecast your savings

As a procurement team, you're expected to deliver savings. Hence one of your key activities at the beginning of the financial year is to forecast how much you shall achieve. This i...more

Kraljic Matrix for Evaluation of e-Auction Opport

Andrey Matveev offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Andrey has pioneered fully-managed eAuctions in Russian retail. Andrey’s expertise comes from both sides of the neg...more

The Future of Spend Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analy...more

10 Things You Can Do With Big Data Spend Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analys...more

The Development of Spend Data Analysis

Eddie McGeachie offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo. Eddie is the co-founder of Seaforth Analytical Services. They are data analytics specialists providing spend analy...more

[Guest Blog] Lessons learned from my experience u

Jon Brinsmead has been buying goods and services for clients for over 20 years,  working with the likes of Unilever and Transport for London whilst providing training in commerci...more

Learn to be frugal by eSourcing like Google!

We’re presently running a survey to explore the barriers to eAuctions to truly understand why not all procurement professionals out there with 3 bids on the table instinctively p...more

Analysing EU public spending data

Having recently researched thoroughly into OJEU (Official Journal of the European Community) and TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), I discovered the TED dataset for 2015 spend data. ...more

Spend Matters – The A-Z of Reverse Auctions

We are delighted to have our recent article on the A-Z of Reverse Auctionspublished on Spend Management blog, Spend Matters. The article highlights our A-Z complication o...more

Stop saying auctions are too price focused

Auctions are too price focused’ is something I hear pretty much every day as part of my role as the outbound marketing executive here at Market Dojo. For me, it’s the equivale...more

What is the best day to hold an auction?

Our ancestors have been travelling to markets to buy and sell since the start of civilisation - literally, that is, civilisation can pretty much be traced back to the time we start...more

10 Contract Management Questions That You Need To

Market Dojo is pleased to welcome a guest post from Noel Green. Noel is the Founder of ContractsWise, the innovative cloud-based contract management and administrative softwar...more

[Guest Blog] What does Lean Procurement mean for

Tony Lockwood is a published author, lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach and senior consultant who works with Executive teams to orchestrate the development an...more

The 3 Stages of Face-to-Face Negotiation

In many cases where a reverse auction can be used, we recommend that you (the buyer) reserve what is known as buyer's choice. This means that, although the outcome of the auction i...more

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – implications for

This article is a short analysis of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. For further information, I have included some useful links at the bottom of the post. Background Last year, the...more

The Trials and Tribulations of a Software-as-a-Se

Market Dojo provides an eSourcing solution based entirely in the cloud. And whilst we boast all the benefits of being a Saas company, such as pay per use pricing and delivery, in...more

Some more generous client feedback

In case you missed it, we recently enhanced our Case Study page. This included a neat filter option to help our visitors zone into the segment of interest, be it Private or Publ...more

Do’s and Don’ts of eTendering

We all owe it to the participants for an Online Negotiation Event to be run in a fair, open and expedient fashion. To help you out, the Market Dojo team have created a guide wh...more

Introducing the Lot Matrix: Simple Lots

At Market Dojo, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to make e-Sourcing simple for our customers.  We believe that software must be easy to use, and give access to the right ...more

Why Buyers should embrace Japanese Auctions

We have the pleasure of a guest post from one of our clients, Terri Hudson, who represents Baker Wanless and eQuiddity.  She is has many years experience of running auctions an...more

Strategic procurement and departmental organisati

Thinking of becoming more strategic? How should you adapt your organisational structure? Some time ago one of our client's was asking the same questions. We sat down and worked thr...more

DIY Opportunity Assessments a Reality with Catego

Thanks to Kelly Barner for her recent post on Category Dojo (2/4/2014) Opportunity assessments have long been tied to service agreements or consulting engagements. They are ex...more

Which reverse auction type should I use?

bassetts liquorice allsorts by jonoTakesPictures Attribution-Non Commercial License Great! You have decided that you are going to save time and money by running a reverse aucti...more

Managing your auction?

Market Dojo - we have added some useful new tools The Market Dojo team have been working on some exciting new features over the last few months and today we are very pleased to be...more

Create your own portal

Today we are very pleased to announce a new release of Market Dojo. The focus for this release is ‘White labelling’.  This gives Hosts some new options for customising Mark...more

Market Dojo: how to set up your mega organisation

We’ve been involved in a number of discussions and tender exercises recently with large organisations who require hundreds of users on our platform.  When we tell such organisa...more

On boarding suppliers for e-Sourcing

If you are facing a bit of resistance from some of your suppliers to e-Sourcing, here are some tips. Please also see our guide on ‘How to enrol participants’ from our res...more

Do e-Auctions reduce the quality of supply?

Last weekend I attended a fantastic Indian wedding at Addington Palace, where many years ago Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn.  I certainly hope the bride for this wedding manages ...more

What is ‘market price’ and how do I know I’

I realised recently that this is a term we brandish about quite frequently at various meetings and conversations we have.   Occasionally we get nods of appreciation for the term,...more

Gamification – An evolution in software design

Recently there has been an article in Supply Management (issue 6th Jan 2011) and also on the UK Spend Matters blog by Peter Smith (3rd February 2011) touching on the subject of G...more

What are the top things to do when starting a new

I recieved a question on LinkedIn recently.  Specifically it was: "What are the top things to do when starting a new PPC campaign or optimizing an existing one?". Not really be...more

Old versus new: why work with a start-up?

As a bootstrapped company trying to make our forays into a mature market, there is one major trait that we have that our competitors can never encroach and that is that we are a st...more

Warren Services save Administrative overhead using Quick Quotes

With Quick Quotes, it's difficult to find reasons not to use it. My team think its great. We were worried everyone would say you send too much stuff but everyone's feedback has been “we love it”.

William Bridgman Managing Director at Warren Services

Arqiva use Market Dojo as a key tool within their purchasing strategy

I managed to generate a 48% saving in 2 hours so was very happy with the result! I would definitely recommend these guys. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about them. Excellent service, excellent software and a fantastic experience.

Tara Hunt Category Manager, Arqiva
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Market Dojo helps bring simplicity to a complex procurement environment

The company and people are intuitive, young and enthusiastic in nature. Specsavers will be looking to use Market Dojo as a ‘business as usual’ tool and regard it as an integral part of their negotiation toolkit.

Jasper Raby Procurement Consultant, Specsavers

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