JUL 01 2022 Press Partnership

Graphite Connect partners with Per Angusta, enabling end-to-end supplier management automation for procurement teams

Lyon/Lehi 21 September 2021 – Per Angusta and Graphite Connect have partnered to extend holistic supplier management to procurement professionals, enabling end to end supplier management automation.

With the advent of digital and a global supply chain, supplier management has become increasingly complicated. Even simple aspects, like bank account data, are under attack with increasingly complex efforts to fraudulently change supplier bank data.

The COVID 19 global pandemic quickly expanded the focus of business continuity planning to include a much broader set of corporate suppliers. Increased global regulations related to data privacy, ethical sourcing, sustainability, modern slavery, etc., have overwhelmed procurement teams and corporate processes with delays, fragmentation, and silo’ed risk management solutions.

Successful procurement teams are moving beyond cost savings and simple project management to lead the corporate-wide supplier management initiative. This transition requires holistic supplier management technology to guide risk and supplier management across the enterprise. 

Teams using Per Angusta’s procurement performance management platform can now gain access to Graphite Connect’s holistic supplier management solutions. This integration will allow buyers to move seamlessly between Graphite Connect and Per Angusta supplier profile records. By blending performance and risk management, procurement teams with Graphite Connect and Per Angusta automation can move beyond paperwork and administration and make material reductions in supplier risk and improved supplier performance.

“At Graphite, we are committed to eliminating the friction that surrounds supplier onboarding, risk and relationship management. Too often, procurement teams are perceived as a roadblock or bottleneck in business. This unfortunate perception relegates procurement to a tactical and reactive process and fails to capitalize on the huge value available through strategic and holistic supplier management. Adding Per Angusta’s leading performance management platform further enables our Graphite client team success,” says Conrad Smith, CEO. 

Pierre Laprée
CEO, Per Angusta

“By adding Graphite’s holistic supplier management into the Per Angusta platform, we’re giving buyers end-to-end automation, and the world’s first supplier management solution built on a network architecture. Procurement teams need improved automation and data quality to manage and improve supplier performance,” said Pierre Laprée, Per Angusta CEO. “We are thrilled to incorporate Graphite’s market-leading supplier management as part of our intuitive platform built for buyers, by buyers.”

Per Angusta puts procurement back at the heart of the company with its agile procurement performance management platform. Working with enterprise professionals all over the world, Per Angusta helps procurement teams rapidly improve their accountability, collaboration, and agility. Graphite Connect is the leading specialist in holistic supplier management.

About Per Angusta

A SaaS Procurement Performance Management (PPM) solution, Per Angusta structures day-to-day strategic sourcing management of the procurement operations. The platform enables purchasing teams to drastically increase agility and efficiency while managing and sharing their performance with stakeholders and the Finance department. More than 8 000 users in 83 countries are relying on Per Angusta to strengthen transparency and collaboration. Per Angusta is recognized as a leader in PPM by global industries like Accor Hotels, Adecco, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Essilor, FirstGroup, Getinge, Heineken, Interserve, Kingfisher, London Metal Exchange, LVMH…

About Graphite Connect

Graphite Connect is the first supplier information network built on a cloud-based platform. With an intuitive user interface, Graphite Connect is the industry leader for supplier data and relationship management with integrated third-party due diligence. Our network architecture not only makes Graphite Connect unique; it also modernizes how businesses do business.  

The Graphite Connect network enables accelerated supplier onboarding with data ready to flow into your ERP, enhanced security with peer-reviewed responses, and improved data quality for your vendor master. 

Graphite Connect excels at supplier onboarding and commercial data management. With data validation and a network model, there is no other tool that can give you accurate and secure data as rapidly. 

Additionally, all users have access to a myriad of valuable capabilities like localization, supplier diversity module, and extensive collaboration features.

Graphite Headquarters are in Lehi, Utah