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How well is your organisation supporting local suppliers compared to others with a similar profile?
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. In being able to provide the high level percentage of the public bodies spend with local and SME businesses, it is much more valuable to also provide some context to the profile of spend in these areas.
In this video we’ll show you how to generate a presentation which provides an analysis of spend with SMEs and local suppliers that goes way beyond two pie charts.
Analyze your Spend by Size or Locality of Suppliers
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.