"Procurement involves every activity involved in obtaining the goods and services a company needs to support its daily operations, including sourcing, negotiating terms, purchasing items, receiving and inspecting goods as necessary, and keeping records of all the steps in the process." -
Procurement can be internally-facing or can be a value-add business unit serving the needs of Customers. Enterprise software solutions exist and are widely used for standard procurement activities, but how well do these fit non-standard procurement needs?
Non-Standard Procurement means the acquisition of deliverables through a process or method other than the process or method normally required for the type and/pr value of the deliverables.