ICT and Procurement: The E-sourcing Systems of an Italian Bank Group

  • Lapo Mola
  • Cecilia Rossignoli
  • Alberto Rigodanza
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The purpose of this work is the analysis of the benefits that the enterprises may enjoy with the adoption of e-procurement solutions. In particular the analysis concerns the e-sourcing solutions implemented by an Italian bank group and the main organizational implications connected to the use of such systems within the purchasing department.

The peculiarities detected by this study through the administration of interviews to a few department managers confirmed that the e-sourcing systems adopted by the group have allowed large saving in terms of lower purchase prices and most of all in terms of rationalization of the procurement process


Procurement Process Price Quote Reverse Auction Application Service Provider Negotiation Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lapo Mola
    • 1
  • Cecilia Rossignoli
    • 1
  • Alberto Rigodanza
    • 1
  1. 1.Management DepartmentUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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