Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A Portal to Increase Your Supplier Base

Market Dojo is very excited to release the latest update to its new supplier on-boarding tool - SIM Dojo. This feature means that it’s now possible to open up your portal to a wider market.  Any supplier will be able to submit their interest to become your supplier.  

Our careful design enables you to minimise the workload from the internal assessors and the supplier themselves.  After making it past the initial check, you can then decide which of the other areas you would like to assess them for.

SIM Dojo is an effective supplier management tool which allows information to be collected, and maintained in a centralised portal. This in turn makes it easier to control ongoing supplier governance and compliance, through data which can be easily located and managed.

Our flexible and easy to use software minimises work flow and the categorised supplier lists integrate seamlessly into our eSourcing tool.


Admin makes on-boarding publicly visible.

[Since it is designed to be a self service tool, you can create as many questionnaires as you would like, decide who needs to score them and also which suppliers need to answer them.  For this new feature, there is now an extra option to decide which questionnaire is available to suppliers that submit their interest through the portal] 





     2. Participants follow url to sign up.





3. Participant fills out the questionnaire




As well as the release of this entire feature, we also released some minor fixes and enhancements to improve our general user experience.

If you like what you see, you can always get in touch for a demo.


Market Dojo helps procurement professionals negotiate better with our on-demand eSourcing tools. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch or register for free and play around with our software for yourself!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

[Radio Interview] Jon Hansen and Market Dojo on the future of eSourcing technology

We recently had the great pleasure of taking part in a radio interview with Jon Hansen of Procurement Insights in one of a series of interviews as a follow up to Market Dojo being identified as one of the ‘New Wave Companies’ to watch in 2013.



Jon was interested in hearing our thoughts on 3 main topics:

  1. How Market Dojo has evolved since 2013?
  2. What is our interpretation of the industry at present and where do we see it heading?
  3. Where does Market Dojo fit into the future equation . . . particular in the context of the advent of mobile/wearable devices and the Generation Next procurement professional?


We had the opportunity to talk to Jon about how the original philosophy of making eSourcing simple remains the same today. How we’ve experienced great growth and moved into overseas markets. How the buying behaviour of clients, and procurement professionals has evolved to allow for the integration of SaaS tools such as Market Dojo into their eSourcing processes.

You can listen to the interview in full here:

Procurement Unplugged: A New Wave Era Company Talks About The Future


Lewis Barnard
Business Development Manager
t: +44 (0) 117 318 1514
e: lewis.barnard@marketdojo.com



Market Dojo helps procurement professionals negotiate better with our on-demand eSourcing tools. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch or register for free and play around with our software for yourself!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Market Dojo predict tighter supply chain constraints for the Procurious Big Ideas Summit 2016.

For the second year in a row Market Dojo has entered Procurious’ Big Idea Summit. This year, our big idea is that companies are going to pay more attention to compliance within their supply chain.




With new regulations and policies such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Read more from CIPS here) and the Living Wage Policy 2016, companies have been forced to have a greater understanding of how their suppliers operate.

Market Dojo predicts that the larger companies will carve the way in obtaining and maintaining this information. The smaller companies will hopefully follow suit. So what does the procurement team need to do to stay on top? How will companies be adapting?

We found that to enable increased supplier compliance, supplier onboarding tools need to become more adoptable and easier to use.

We can already see companies starting to implement this:

Apple released their 2016 supplier responsibility progress report. Most interestingly, they stated that nearly 140 of the audits last year were for the first-time, showing their transition to becoming a more responsible company in relation to their supply chain.


But where does this end? Where does it stop when it comes to compliance with these new regulations?

What measures are your company taking with the impending regulations coming into place. We would love to hear your opinions, please comment below or contact us directly. 

Peter Glass
Business Development Manager
t: +44 (0) 117 230 9047
e:  peter.glass@marketdojo.com



Market Dojo helps procurement professionals negotiate better with our on-demand eSourcing tools. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch or register for free and play around with our software for yourself!

Friday, 1 April 2016

[NEW RELEASE] Improved Public Events

We have improved the Market Dojo eSourcing platform to make publishing and responding to tenders easier.

For some time, we have had the ability for our customers to publish their tenders on a portal page in Market Dojo. We learnt how customers used this feature, and improved it.

Why might you want to do this?

Including more appropriate suppliers helps to increase competition and ensure you find the best value.

Using Market Dojo, you can advertise your tender in a range of different places which refer people to your portal page. Some clients even use Twitter to advertise their tenders. You can then process the applications in an efficient and auditable way. 

One example of our clients successfully implementing this method is seen below with City of Wolverhampton Council. They wanted to find an easy to use solution for sub-OJEU tenders listed on Contracts Finder, so enlisted Market Dojo to help. They created a domain by which suppliers could find opportunities and linked it back to their Market Dojo portal. By clicking the sub £50K option, you are then taken to the City of Wolverhampton Council portal with Market Dojo where you can see all the current opportunities in this region of spend.

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How does it work?

When you make your events public, anyone can visit your portal and see a list of Current Opportunities.

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If participants see an event they want to bid for, they can sign up, or login, and will then be able to click a button to apply.

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At that point, the event host will be notified and can decide whether to accept them.

We are really excited about how this feature can be used by our customers to make life easier. Let us know what you think in the comments.


Market Dojo helps procurement professionals negotiate better with our on-demand eSourcing tools. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch or register for free and play around with our software for yourself!