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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

Market Dojo’s 8th Birthday!

This year on the 2nd August we were delighted to complete our 8th year in business.  Given our tenuous Japanese association, it’s reassuring to know that the number 8 is ...more

Meet Adam Collins, Market Dojo’s newest Bus

This week we welcomed Adam Collins to the Market Dojo team. Adam joins the business as our Business Development Manager. We wanted to learn more about our newest recruit, his previ...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

Price Increases – Is Brexit really to blame

In the UK especially, it seems that the prices of food and household goods are always on the increase. No matter how often you see those price slashes and discount signs, every yea...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

Introducing Market Dojo’s newest member

Introducing Market Dojo's newest team member, Toby Pedder. Toby joins the Marketing department as our new Marketing Executive having previously worked within the marketing departme...more

Market Dojo ♥ GDPR

Yet another article about GDPR I received my first email about GDPR on 17th May 2016. Since then I have sent or received a total of 211 emails on the subject and read a similar nu...more

eWorld March 2017 – My First Tradeshow Expe

My name is Henry and I’m the business development Executive here at Market Dojo. Part of my role is to help the company exhibit at eWorld, which is a conference based on suppl...more

Has Market Dojo struck gold with BOMfire?

The BOMfire story gets it first review by Spend Matters BOMfire is a new platform to help manufacturing companies source their raw materials more efficiently and help save money...more

Market Dojo recognised as the eSourcing value lea

Spend Matters have released their 2018 SolutionMap helping procurement professionals keep on top of the latest technology developments and trends within Procurement Technology Solu...more

Police in Procurement

I recently found procurement data for England and Wales police force online and thought it would be fun to see what it contained. Market Dojo have been thinking about reporting rec...more

Ooh la la, aren’t we De La Rueful!

It’s hard to avoid the political quagmire that is the Home Office decision to source the new UK Passport from French firm Gemalto, ahead of the UK’s De La Rue. There are...more

Join us at our Annual Procurement Conference on T

Last year, we hosted our first big conference with a fantastic turnout of 100+ procurement professionals from brands such as Next, McCarthy & Stone and Travis Perkins in our So...more

Data-Driven eProcurement

Quite often, especially with new clients who haven’t made use of reverse auctions in their purchasing before, we’re asked to give assistance on the setup of a few initial event...more

Are eAuctions strengths also their greatest weakn

This article was inspired by our previous article "Are eAuctions Benefits also their Achilles Heel?" but focuses on why the outcome of an auction can/can't be detrimental to a supp...more

The KFC crisis – What could they have done

As many of you may have heard we are facing a global disaster, the likes of which we may never have seen. The only logical comparison that comes to mind would be ‘the great depre...more

How can school’s procure better?

Recently hundreds of schools across England were forcibly closed due to a teachers strike on Tuesday, in a long-running dispute with the government over “underfunding”. Many...more

How can eSourcing learn from social media ?

For years social medias has continued to develop. From the creation of Facebook over 12 years ago, allowing individuals to represent themselves on a single page. The evolution of T...more

eSourcing should be mandated

When a salesperson starts to work within a company, it is generally accepted they would use a CRM system. Is it mandated? Perhaps not specifically but it is expected and it is need...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

Barriers to Adopting Reverse Auctions

Market Dojo recently conducted a study into the barriers of adopting reverse auctions. This research featured results from a range of different procurement professionals and coveri...more

Introducing the LAVERGNE PROCUREMENT MATRIX

We recently encountered an article on Linkedin by Rémy de Lavergne, a highly experienced procurement professional with a specialism in Logistics. Rémy had clearly put some though...more

Modern Slavery – It’s time to Act

In June, I attended the CIPS Gloucester branch event on Modern Slavery, which was presented by the hugely enlightening Andrew Wallis, OBE & CEO of Unseen. Unseen is a charity w...more

5 Top Tips to no longer fear Reverse Auctions

This article is to help you overcome what seems to be a very scary concept to organisations - the reverse auction. Too many procurement people, or perhaps your stakeholders, the me...more

Misconception of Categories

There's often a misconception within procurement and eAuctioning that success with using eSourcing solutions relies heavily on the type of categories. Typically, categories such as...more

Learning Excel through Football

Market Dojo have put together a learning spreadsheet to help procurement professionals gain a better understanding of excel. This spreadsheet uses premier league, international and...more

Three Compelling Reasons to use a Japanese Auctio

Peter Schmidt offered to write a guest blog for Market Dojo on his past experience with eAuctions. Peter has a long track record in, sales, consultancy and procurement. He special...more

Cloud Services Part 2: Postpartum

It's been a while since I wrote my last post, though not all that long since it appeared here. In that time we've made a great deal of progress, fought some unexpected dragons, an...more

Tail Spend by Greg Tennyson

This is the second guest article by Greg Tennyson, CPO at VSP Global, discussing the importance of managing your Tail Spend. Pareto This Tail Spend Tail Spend generally foll...more

CPO’s first 100 days by Erik Van Kampen

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. This time our guest contributor is Erik Van Kampen. Erik is an experienced and ...more

Part 2 – The CPO’s first hundred days…

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. Dr Paul Joesbury has experience as a CPO at a number of organisations including ...more

Part 1 – The CPO’s first hundred days….

Market Dojo continues its search into transforming procurement teams in the CPO’s first 100 days. Dr Paul Joesbury has experience as a CPO at a number of organisations including ...more

CPO's First 100 Days

Inspired by Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, Market Dojo are investigating what the first 100 days of a successful CPO would look like. Grey Tennyson, Chief Procurement Of...more

CPO’s First 100 Days

Inspired by Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, Market Dojo are investigating what the first 100 days of a successful CPO would look like. Grey Tennyson, Chief Procurement Of...more

[Guest Blog] Teaching deal making with Market Doj

Jon Brinsmead has been buying goods and services for clients for over 20 years including Ahold Delhaize, Unilever and Transport for London. Over the same period of time, Jon has b...more

Redefining BIG for Outcome-based Procurement

Kelly Barner, Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point explains the ever-evolving role of procurement, how it has redefined the value of supplier relations and what it means to...more

Cloud Services, or How We Learned To Stop Worryin

As Market Dojo expands, as all good startups hopefully do, they have begun to need some additional technical staff on hand to support, expand and maintain the eponymous software ...more

Why choose a Procurement Consultancy to help your

Ed Cross, Executive Director of leading procurement consultancy Odesmashares his thoughts on why companies should be choosing procurement consultancies to help their business. ...more

Simplify, enhance and economise – Legal ePr

In a recent article featured in the January 2017 edition of The Oath. Khaled Shivji, Head of Legal at Aggreko explains how he has used Market Dojo to successfully appoint a l...more

Why spend prioritisation tools are a new CPOs bes

Procurement people like to move around, and it’s not uncommon for a department to get a new CPO every 2-3 years. A new CPO has a large task ahead of them. Usually, their goal is ...more

Santa suffering from a supply chain crisis!

Christmas can be stressful at the best of times, and this year has been somewhat worse than others for Santa Claus, having experienced some major issues in his supply chain. The la...more

Bring About Change – Vote Market Dojo

Brexit, Trump, how did this happen?  The unexpectedness of it all caught everyone by surprise.  All the polls were wrong.  If we could put this down to a singular reason?  The ...more

Recognition at the 2016 Contract Management Innov

Contract Management partner ContractsWise Ltd, narrowly missed out on the top spot at the IACCM’s recent Americas Conference in San Diego. The International Association fo...more

5 ways leading CPO’s are looking to embrace pro

Deloitte recently published their Global CPO Survey 2016, where over 300 leading procurement professionals from 33 countries were questioned on key issues. The full report can be f...more

[Guest Blog] Bruno Alvarez – Some thoughts

Bruno Alvarez is regarded in Latin America and the Americas as one of the Leading Contracting and Procurement Experts in the region. Bruno’s background comes from the Energy and...more

Supply Management Awards 2016 – congrats to

It is with a fuzzy head that I am writing this blog to commemorate the fantastic evening that we enjoyed at the Supply Management Awards courtesy of our consultancy partner Odes...more

[Guest Blog] The Importance of Perspective on Con

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortli...more

[Guest Blog] How Consultants Provide Value –

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortlis...more

[Guest Blog] How Consultants Provide Value –

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Terri Hudson. Terri is the Managing Director of Baker Wanless. They are a UK based procurement consultancy who have been shortlist...more

3 ways eSourcing could benefit the Olympics

The Olympics, that time once every four years you become heavily emotionally invested in sports that you forgot had existed, or do not understand the rules, or in our office, embro...more

“We’ve always done it this way”

One obstacle that many businesses face is changing the mindset of those that have a “We’ve always done it this way” (It even has an acronym! WHADITW) mentality. As an eSourc...more

‘A Good Chef Should Taste Their Own Food

“That was the thing about the world: it wasn't that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn't expect.” ...more

Why Are School's Bad At Procurement?

Recently hundreds of schools across England were forcibly closed due to a teachers strike on Tuesday, in a long-running dispute with the government over “underfunding”. Many sc...more

Are Japanese auctions a lazy mans tool and what

A Japanese Reverse Auction is an auction type that requires all suppliers to bid at a continuously decreasing price (the value of which is set by the buyer/host). The bidders may c...more

Stick or twist? The EU gamble

With the EU referendum taking place tonight, should procurement professionals expect a regulation reshuffle? There are arguments both for and against Brexit, but will there be a...more

What Procurement can Learn from Sport

Whilst putting together our article ‘Are Procurement Professionals stuck in the Stone Age?’, which looks at B2B technology in comparison with B2C, myself and Ed got on to the t...more

How we do Customer Support…

We love our customers. We want to make sure they are happy with the service we provide to them. This means customer support is VERY important to us. So, how do we do it? Track ever...more

Prepare to Pitch for New Business

We have been fortunate enough to be involved with a webinar produced by the Star Commercial Academy. As we have been in procurement, sales, and selling procurement solutions, w...more

6 Important Life Lessons You Need to Learn

Alun, one of the founders of Market Dojo's intuitive eSourcing platform, shares his experience of his recent stint as a mentor and some of the knowledge and lessons he has learnt t...more

A Portal to Increase Your Supplier Base

Market Dojo is very excited to release the latest update to its new supplier on-boarding tool - SIM Dojo. This feature means that it’s now possible to open up your portal to a wi...more

[Radio Interview] Jon Hansen and Market Dojo on t

We recently had the great pleasure of taking part in a radio interview with Jon Hansen of Procurement Insights in one of a series of interviews as a follow up to Market Dojo being ...more

How to Save €1500 in 37 Minutes on your Next Ca

This is a guest post by Vlado Prosenik from Efekto Pro. Efekto Pro are our consultancy partner in Slovenia.  They help customers make purchases more efficiently. A few months ...more

Are Procurement Professionals Stuck in the Stone

Market Dojo and Odesma partner to combine their intuitive eSourcing softwareand expertise in offering business advisory services to offer clients a winning procurement solution....more

How NOT to do Graphic Design

In preparation for this year’s events and tradeshows (the first being eWorld on 2nd March. Delegates can register here), the Market Dojo team got involved in a spot of design to ...more

Are Procurement Professionals Stuck in the Stone

Market Dojo and Odesma partner to combine their intuitive eSourcing software and expertise in offering business advisory services to offer clients a winning procurement solution. T...more

Why You Shouldn’t Use Reverse Auctions

Reverse auctions are a bit like Marmite, some people love them, boasting the success they’ve seen to friends and colleagues, utilising them when and where they can. Some people h...more

What Star Wars Taught Procurement

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars was born. And with the exciting news that Star Wars Episode 9 will feature the use unseen footage of the late, great Ca...more

The eSourcing eVolution Part II – The Prese

This is part two (read part one here) of a three piece blog providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of eSourcing around the question: "What would Market Dojo be like today...more

How to Create a Sourcing Event Using Market Dojo

If you’re new to eSourcing and unsure of where to start with creating an event, this article from Tony Verheggen should help clear things up. As the Sourcing Process Owner at Air...more

The eSourcing eVolution Part III – The Futu

This is the final part (read part 2 here) of a three piece blog providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of eSourcing around the question: "What would Market Dojo be like t...more

CIPS 2015 – Procurement, Biscuits and Emoti

The Market Dojo team arrived at the Grange Tower hotel for the annual CIPS conference just in time for registration and the keynote speech from Dr John Glen of the Cranfield School...more

Top 5 Most Common eAuction Questions Solved Using

EDITORS NOTE: eWorld have kindly invited us to host a seminar on eAuction strategies at the conference in London on 22nd September. Check out our video for a sneaky preview... W...more

Does Cost Plus Encourage Lazy Procurement?

Cost plus: (definition, adjective) “relating to or denoting a method of pricing a service or product in which a fixed profit factor is added to the costs.” You could a...more

2015 West of England Business of the Year Awards

A massive thanks to PWC and the invitation to the annual awards.  A very well run black tie event in the  Passenger Shed next to Temple Meads station with guest presenter Ian A...more

The cross functional nature of marketing

A traditional view on marketing was to simply split it by indirect and direct marketing.  Indirect is where you are not going direct to a client and direct is where you are. Both ...more

Top 3 Tips on Creating Compelling Case Studies

Writing a case study is easy. Writing a case study that is engaging, compelling and entices the reader to do more is another matter altogether. Companies structure their case...more

Are eAuctions’ benefits also their Achilles

“An Achilles heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, which can actually or potentially lead to downfall.” eAuctions are a great negotiation tool when use...more

Bringing the ‘e’ into ‘eSourcin

You are an experienced procurement professional. You have been completing tenders via phone and email since 2001. When you need a quote, you simply pick up the phone, call your ...more

Why reverse auctions for scholarships are a great

Earlier we posted an article on a brand new way of using the online reverse auction - to negotiate scholarship tuition fees! To some, this may seem to be a dubious approac...more

The Making of our Viral Videos

Working with a local horror film producer we made a series of light-hearted videos to inject some humour into a procurement professionals day. The basic premise was based on variou...more

What’s the Difference Between the 6 Nations

This Saturday (21st March 2015) is a very important day in the world of rugby. Not only are the final three games of the 6 Nations impending, the ball is literally in anyone's ...more

eSourcing4U: how to set up an eSourcing centre of

Before their unfortunate demise, Phones4U were a wonderful client of our eSourcing and opportunity assessment tools.  Their procurement team was lead by the experienced Sandip...more

‘What’s the first thing that comes into y

It is obvious that eSourcing adoption has increased in larger organisations as they implement software to bring eSourcing in-house or use consultants to conduct eTenders on the...more

Auctioning the elderly – what is the real s

CC Image courtesy of Kevin Dooley The Daily Mail recently published an article about how elderly people had been auctioned off to care homes on the internet. Of course, th...more

The eSourcing eVolution: Part I – The Past

This is part one of a three piece blog providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of eSourcing around the question: "What would Market Dojo be like today if it had started 10...more

Technology in the year 2000!

We thought it would be interesting to look back at some of the leading tech at the turn of the millennium, things that we've all no doubt used in our past daily lives. We've han...more

Does Lord Sugar need a basic procurement course?

'Negotiation is the DNA of business' was Alan Sugar's opening line in the boardroom following the negotiation task on 10th series of the Apprentice. Always an interesting episod...more

The curious incident of tied bids in a tender

In a most economically advantageous tender (MEAT), bidders are allocated an overall score based on the combination of their price evaluation and their quality/non-price evaluation....more

Take control of your own category planning tool

Last weekend we released a great new enhancement to let our users white-label the Category Dojo opportunity assessment tool. Whilst our Market Dojo eSourcing tool has been whi...more

5 Security Questions to ask your SaaS provider

When evaluating Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions one of the most important things to consider is security. Our customers usually ask about security as part of their evalua...more

What’s great about our auction platform?

We are very proud of our eAuction platform.  It was our initial business proposition and still draws in the crowds.  We have users from companies ranging from one million in turn...more

Which is better? SaaS or On-premises software

When we started working on Market Dojo, we decided early on that we would use the SaaS model. This was an obvious choice for us, and has helped us and our customers throughout our ...more

See what the Doctor says…

We would like to thank Sourcing Innovation for two great blog posts on Market Dojo. The Sourcing Innovation blog was started in June of 2006, is authored and edited by Michael ...more

Communication with suppliers key to driving innov

(Editor's note:  this article was first published by Supply Management and is a review of a seminar given at eWorld Purchasing & Supply by a client of ours, Milla Harloff-Bern...more

Mini-competitions to drive Savings within Framewo

Many senior professionals in the public sector feel that mini-competitions in Frameworks are not used enough, resulting in “less than competitive” pricing compared to wider ext...more

Be the eSourcing hero

Targets. Based on savings, number of eSourcing events, other contract KPIs? What do you do? In procurement you quite literally have a myriad of different ways you can be assessed. ...more

eSourcing returns

We recently met up with a small french consultancy, Effixens at cafe Lala in Hammersmith. On the menu was some fantastic mediterranean food as well as a healthy dose of eSourci...more

A Westminster Diary or An SME in King Arthur’s

Jon Hansen and Colin Cram from Procurement Insights published our take on the report on Local Government Procurement.  Once again we would like to pass on our thanks helping to pr...more

A gift from the Market Dojo Easter bunny!

In between the ritual consumption of chocolate eggs over the Easter weekend, we released a set of new enhancements to our software for all to enjoy. Amongst the highlights inclu...more

Market Dojo & eBidding.cz partner to bring ac

[gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="6760,6761"] We are delighted to announce our most recent reseller partnership, penned with Ondrej Hajnik of eBidding.cz, to h...more

Market Dojo and the Heartbleed vulnerability

On April 7th 2014, security researchers discovered a serious vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL, a very popular cryptographic library used by many websites. This library ensu...more

Should suppliers still fear eAuctions?

Following a recent LinkedIn question ("Someone explain to me how a Reverse Auction is fair and equitable to the supplier ...") we had to pause for thought.  Admittedly in th...more

Can E-Sourcing Break the Bonds of E-mail?

These are the introductory paragraphs of a guest post by Alun Rafique of Market Dojo.  The full article features ThomasNet News who is one of the leading supplier discovery an...more

Rightsourcing: how to benefit from offshoring IT

This is the opening gambit of a guest publication by Nick Drewe of Market Dojo on the highly respected Information Age magazine, whose objective is to help their readers become mor...more

Home advantage: our article posted on Supply Mana

Supply Management recently posted an article by Nick Drewe of Market Dojo outlining some top 10 tips for running an eSourcing event, based on his experience of using an eSourcing t...more

Market Dojo: A Dragon’s Den View by Jon Hansen

Posted on February 4, 2014 by PI Blogger Procurement Insights Blog Editors note:  We had the great pleasure to be picked as a finalist for the 'Year in the life series' on t...more

Tender evaluation and linearity

As two of the founding members of Market Dojo are engineers and the other a physicist, we take our maths very seriously.  One of the reasons for developing our auction platform fo...more

Domestic eSourcing – a follow-up to Spend M

This article is a follow-up piece by Nick Drewe, co-founder of Market Dojo, who used the Market Dojo eSourcing tool to let a contract with local builders for his own home extension...more

Sourcing my extension (Part 3) – Bid Analys

This is part 3 of Nick Drewe’s foray into a domestic eSourcing exercise for his house extension. Nick has now held all the site visits and chased in the quotes.  Time for a spot...more

Sourcing my extension (part 2) – Go Live!

This is part 2 of Nick Drewe’s foray into a domestic eSourcing exercise for his house extension. Nick’s tender has now gone live!  You can catch up on part 1 here. So last...more

Sourcing my extension! (part 1)

This is a multi-part article from Market Dojo co-founder, Nick Drewe, who is currently planning a house extension and is embarking on the sourcing phase of the project.  We’ll l...more

Are Japanese auctions a ‘Bad Thing’?

A Japanese auction is a reverse auction where the price drops incrementally over time and the participant must to decide whether to accept or decline each price level.  If the...more

Our Market Dojo top 10 features

Here is a list of what the Market Dojo team have picked as their favorite features.  Why not log in and see what you think? 1. Sandpit You can try the full functionality of ou...more

Want your own eSourcing portal?

Earlier this year we proudly announced the release of our white labelling enhancements (http://bit.ly/13m6uMB) where you could customise your own unique web address on marketdojo.c...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

Welcome to Optimus Business Solutions – our

We are delighted to announce the news that Optimus Business Solutions has gone live, having signed up as a Market Dojo reseller into Australia a few weeks ago. Australia is a ve...more

Regina Maria acquired an eProcurement system from

Below is a post from one of our partners, TotalSoft, who is the leading ERP provider in Romania with over 1500 customers across 27 countries.  We partnered with them to provide ou...more

Many hands make light work

We are delighted to announce our second major upgrade of the year.  Log into marketdojo.com today and use our new User Hierarchy feature.  It has been released to help our more e...more

The broom cupboard entrepreneurs

Here is a article from the Insider, on Entrepreneurship in the South West. Across the South West, bright young things, and some not so young but still bright, are beavering awa...more

Into the Sandpit – head first…

Photo courtesey of tawalker The one feature of Market Dojo that gets me most excited is the Sandpit area, where we invite you to come and experiment with Market Dojo. Everyone l...more

A fantastic article about Market Dojo on Buyers M

Buyers Meeting Point has written a great article about our new Samurai release. We were so pleased, here it is in full: ENTER THE SAMURAI: ESOURCING MADE SIMPLE In October 2010...more

Market Dojo – the e-route to cost-cutting

Here is our latest press release, announcing our Samurai release and some of the work we have been doing with Shropshire Council... Market Dojo helps organisations to save money...more

Bidding for produce

Little hard data exists over the method of retail procurement via eAuction, but the practice is known to go on. David Burrows asks how widespread it is and what impact ...more

The new breed of software providers – Bringing

Expediting probably took up half of my time whilst acting as a buyer at a large tier one aerospace provider. Three bids and a buy took up the rest. Was I concerned? Unfortunately n...more

Market Dojo needs you!

We have created accessible e-sourcing software, attracted customers both large and small, proved its value and now we want to share our success. "Market Dojo is looking for rese...more

What is a Japanese Auction?

We have just implemented Japanese Auction capability in our software at the recent request of a customer of ours.  Despite our procurement consultancy past, this is an auction...more

Commoditisation of e-Sourcing Software

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post Market Dojo, a Bristol-based e-Sourcing solution start-up. As technology advances, the most sophisticated products of the past become nothing...more

A UK Start-Up’s Viewpoint on the Paradigm Shift

We were recently asked to contribute our on-the-ground thoughts of the e-Sourcing market, as we witnessed it.  The original posting can be found here, although for ease we have i...more

Would we participate in a reverse auction?

Reverse auctions and even e-sourcing software has become a commodity product.  There are numerous players in this market offering broadly the same functionality.  Sure, some ha...more

Why we are so grateful for the ‘cloud’

Last month we surpassed the milestone of our first year in business.  Understandably we were delighted, as we read previously that up to four-fifths of start-ups fail in their fi...more

Our Press Release (A bit late!!)

Market Dojo celebrates their 1 year birthday! Market Dojo, an innovative Bristol-based software company, recently celebrated their first year in business.  The company, incorpora...more

Why should you go for Best of Breed?

We were having a meeting the other day with a vastly experienced ex-CPO of many FTSE 250 organisations, whose counsel to us was that we should look at developing a fully integrated...more

Can you use bonuses in procurement to increase th

e-Auctions are a great tool to save money quickly and efficiently if used correctly. However, there always seems to be a barrier to increasing their uptake with many procurement de...more

Things to consider when creating an e-Cademy

For each purchasing department there are many benefits in creating a centre for best practice which centralises all the company methodology for procurement. As Market Dojo works in...more

Market Dojo Interview with Buyers Meeting Point,

To get us started, give us a little background on Market Dojo and the team. Two of the founding Directors, Alun Rafique and I, worked as cost reduction consultants for a nearly ...more

Why are we doing what we’re doing?

Billions of pounds are tendered every year on goods and services. Procurement as a profession is becoming an ever more important focus. Companies realise that in these times, comin...more

10 (and a bit) things you didn’t know about Mar

We’ve run an auction on our software before via a mobile phone – true cloud technology! In 10 clicks of the mouse you can log-in, create an Event, gather pre-bids andru...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
discover how our customers specsavers are using market dojo for their reverse auction and esourcing events

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.

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