Category Profile

The Category Profile is the main document that consolidates all information about the product or service. The Category Profile may be a Microsoft Word or Excel file, or an online template if the organization uses eProcurement software. Reporting on the category is done through this profile, to ensure all stakeholders have visibility to the category information. It includes the requirements, objectives and spend data from our Internal Analysis. It also includes the information that we will gather in future work from our External Analysis, such as the current supply state assessment, and from our Cost Analysis which will allow us to segment the category relative to other categories. In summary it includes four parts: requirements gathering, current state assessment, spend analysis and category segmentation.