Benefits are positive outcomes from the procurement process apart from financial savings. There is some consensus about categorising different types of savings, such as cash-releasing savings and cost avoidance, but there is little agreement on defining or measuring other positive outcomes from procurement. Examples of benefits other than financial savings include reduction in risk, reduced time to market and preferential access to supply. See also Savings and Value Adds.

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