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Suplari Launches Diversity Insights: Using AI to Help Companies Meet Supplier Diversity Goals

Suplari, the Spend Agility company, today announced a suite of pre-packaged Diversity Insights that use machine learning to help companies identify and manage opportunities to improve supplier diversity. The new modules will make it easier for companies to meet diversity spending targets, increasing their use of women-owned and minority-owned businesses, while also supporting green energy and waste elimination initiatives that are at the forefront of corporate change.

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The new Diversity Insights are part of Suplari’s unique Insights Library, featuring hundreds of automated insights that make it easy to identify and prioritize projects that will help the business save money, optimize suppliers and/or improve performance. Procurement and finance leaders can then collaborate with budget owners to make smart investment decisions across IT, marketing, sales and operations. Unlike traditional spend management tools that look backward and require users to “figure it out,” Suplari uses its data model and insight generator to make predictive recommendations based on historical data and trends.

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Diversity Insights combine a company’s own spend data with third-party diversity data from supplier.io, based on a new partnership announced today. By integrating supplier.io’s robust database of verified diverse businesses, Suplari customers can quickly determine their supplier diversity status – and develop an action plan and KPIs to meet corporate goals. Integration also ensures new opportunities to contract with diverse suppliers are front and center for finance leaders and budget owners as they develop monthly, quarterly and annual plans.

“Integrating supplier.io data into Suplari’s Spend Intelligence Cloud is a powerful solution for finance and procurement leaders,” said Neeraj Shah, CEO of supplier.io. “Our partnership delivers diversity spend insights and visualizations at a category level and more advanced views such as inclusion opportunity areas. We’re excited about the impact this alliance will have in making it easier for companies to achieve supplier diversity goals, while having a positive impact on the business community as a whole.”

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