Eight reasons to choose OT Group

Why public sector organisations should look to OT Group to help them manage their indirect procurement needs and purchasing strategies…

If you didn’t catch the announcement last year, we’re so pleased to have been named as one of only two suppliers on Crown Commercial Service’s ‘first of its kind’ digital solution – which aims to simplify the supply chain, consolidate deliveries, and provide complete financial oversight for public and third sector customers.


With our industry-leading ecommerce solution, SmartPad, we’re offering hundreds of thousands of unique products from a vast array of leading brands and manufacturers at market-leading prices – all through a single procurement platform.


But it’s not just SmartPad that sets us apart from other suppliers. We help public sector organisations to manage and aggregate ‘tail spend’, offering the very best deal on the procurement of millions of low value products — reducing time and money spent on invoicing, increasing visibility and controlling ‘hidden’ spend.


If you still need a little convincing, here are eight reasons why public sector organisations should choose OT Group for their tail management solution…

1. A team of tail spend experts, implementation specialists, and dedicated account managers 

With a proven track-record managing tail spend for leading organisations, our committed team has extensive knowledge and experience working with public sector and government bodies to drive down costs and control expenditure. We take care of the ‘heavy lifting’ element for you — managing the set-up process so that you can focus on the bigger picture.


2. Industry-leading, easy-to-use procurement platform

Relied upon by thousands of users in SMEs and enterprise organisations alike, SmartPad connects customers to the lowest prices, an extensive range of products and services, and easy access business intelligence and reporting.

3. The widest product choice and best prices  

By partnering with leading manufacturers and some of the UK’s biggest business and household brands, we offer quality and choice – with access to a host of products online. We continually check the market, so you don’t have to, ensuring we provide the best value for money – saving your teams time and effort benchmarking products and prices.

4. Sustainable product options and responsible business solutions 

Choose from a wide assortment of Fairtrade, social value and eco products. Selected especially for their strong CSR credentials – from carbon efficiencies to ethical trading – we make it easy for our customers to do business for good.


5. A true consolidated solution  

Unlike many marketplace suppliers, we can provide you with a consolidated delivery of your orders.  Our industry-leading central distribution hub stocks thousands of product lines and has additional capacity to house many more. This, coupled with our world-class delivery capability, provides your organisation with fast, flexible, next-day delivery.

6. One order, one delivery, one invoice 

Our unrivalled consolidated solution gives you the ability to place one order, receive a single delivery, process one invoice and view a single set of reports to keep control of your product costs. This means you and your team will spend less time on repetitive, non-critical, everyday tasks, such as sourcing and benchmarking products and prices, and processing orders and invoices.

7. Ultimate control and visibility of expenditure 

Our procurement platform provides a powerful analytics engine, transforming the raw data from all your transactions into meaningful reports and visualisations. This insight will help you to drive procurement efficiencies, cost savings, and maximum revenue from your supply chain.


8. Offering UK-based solutions 

As a UK-based organisation — with over 6,000 workers — we are able to provide a range of unique products quickly and efficiently, while minimising environmental impact of imports, and supporting the nation’s economy in the process. This is a factor that sets us apart from many other providers, which we’re incredibly proud of here at OT Group.


For more information on our full tail management service, or for support on any specific requirements – from sample basket pricing to a full demonstration of our procurement platform – visit https://otgroupltd.co.uk/ccs/tailspend/#discover 

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