Two of the most commonly used reports in the Observatory are those which show total spend with local suppliers and total spend with SMEs.
Often when this information is requested by senior officers or elected officials, it is because the organisation is being challenged on its commitment to supporting the local economy.
The Observatory provides meaningful insight into spend with local and SME businesses.
This Observatory User Guide focuses on how to build filters to extract the information required in order to analyse spend by size of company with businesses within a certain geographic area.
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