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The Revolutionary Value of Trusted Supplier Data

By Stephany Lapierre

An enterprise’s information is incredibly valuable, especially in terms of competitive advantage and profitability. And yet, this data lives across multiple systems. It lives in thousands of fragmented sources. It lives outside of organizations. It lives in people’s heads.

If that wasn’t complex enough, let me remind you that all this data is changing by the minute. Companies find it impossible to trust their data and the consequences have been dire.

Digitally transformed (and transforming) procurement teams are using software that works well, but it does not resolve their data issues. I consistently see this when I speak at procurement conferences. I always start with two questions:

  1. Raise your hand if you have some confidence in the quality of your supplier data.” As you can imagine, everyone smiles. They all look around, but nobody raises their hand.
  2. Raise your hand if you believe quality supplier data is critical to digital procurement transformation.” And then 100% of the people raise their hands.

Technology Without Good Data

Strategic procurement teams recognize that it’s critical to lead transformation with data, through a data strategy, and on a solid data foundation. We often look at technology as being a silver bullet, but it doesn’t matter what technology you use if you don’t have good data to support it. Procurement teams must have data they can trust and build over time.

Millions of dollars have been poured into systems that promise efficiency, transparency, and savings. But procurement teams are still struggling; there is still little to no confidence in the quality of supplier data and there is still no mechanism in place to improve it.

Future-Forward Technology

TealBook’s revolutionary combination of big data and AI creates self-enriching supplier records that can plug into any solution. TealBook is the fuel to supercharge your technology stack, making your investment more effective while positioning your team to succeed in a living digital ecosystem.

TealBook recently announced a new round of capital from a group of highly strategic investors. This capital validates the opportunity at hand and the need for a supplier data solution that can close the painful gap that is causing budget overruns, delays, friction, and even the failure of digital procurement technologies and transformations.

If you want to learn more, I encourage you to take 15 minutes and listen to my Art of Procurement Podcast with Philip Ideson. It could change or perhaps even save your digital transformation.

We are always happy to discuss the challenges that real procurement teams are up against. Go to to request a demo or to speak with one of our team members.

About the Author

Stephany Lapierre is the Founder and CEO of Tealbook. A lifelong entrepreneur, Stephany is one of SCMA's 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain and has won many awards for her innovative approach to supplier intelligence. Prior to tealbook, Stephany built a successful procurement consulting firm focused on helping Fortune 500 companies improve strategic sourcing efficiencies. For more than a decade, Stephany was exposed to the costly and inefficient gap between enterprise buyers and suppliers. In 2014, she launched Tealbook to disrupt the business-to-business directory model by building the largest, most robust and trusted B2B network. Her innovative vision is for Tealbook to enable all companies to connect and find one another with more trust in order to drive their business forward.

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