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Intake to Procure to Pay – Rujul Zaparde from ZIP

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In this episode of The Procurement Software Podcast, host James Meads interviews Rujul Zaparde, founder and CEO of Zip. They discuss the importance of embracing modernisation and digitisation in procurement.

Rujul shares insights on how to effectively allocate a budget for driving change within the function, highlighting the significance of control and visibility over spend in today’s procurement landscape.

Tune in for valuable tips on leveraging technology to transform procurement processes and stay ahead in the ever-evolving industry.

Will Intake-to-Procure replace Source-to-Pay? 

In this podcast episode, the spotlight is on Zip’s innovative approach to enhancing procurement processes through a user-friendly intake platform. Founded by Rujul, Zip aims to revolutionise procurement by making it more accessible and intuitive from the very start.

The platform is designed to be the first point of contact in procurement, requiring minimal training due to its simplicity and user-centric design. Rujul emphasises the importance of early engagement in procurement to streamline request management, competitive bidding, and spending control. Zip’s commitment to a seamless user experience, inspired by consumer tech, promises to tackle the traditional challenges of software adoption in procurement.

The company not only offers a practical intake solution but also supports customers with implementation and best practices. By working in tandem with legacy systems like SAP, Zip enhances user experiences and encourages broader adoption. Central to Zip’s ethos is a relentless focus on user research and feedback, ensuring the platform evolves to meet user needs, thereby driving innovation and customer satisfaction in the procurement software market.


[00:00:41] Introducing Rujul Zaparde of ZIP
[00:02:43] Starting with intake for procurement
[00:04:27] Intake to pay
[00:07:46] User experience in procurement
[00:11:11] User experience
[00:14:19] Product led company philosophy
[00:19:06] Procurement challenges across industries
[00:20:11] Collaboration vs. Competition
[00:24:17] Challenges and opportunities at Zip
[00:26:27] Understanding end user experiences

And that wraps up another episode of The Procurement Software Podcast!

Thanks to Rujul for sharing his insights with us today, and big thanks to you for listening. We’ll be back at the same time next week, so see you there.

If you want to learn more about Rujul, ZIP or Procurement Software, check out the useful links below.

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