City of zug, switzerland, location of siemens smart infrastructure

How Siemens found new innovative suppliers with Scoutbee Discovery

Siemens Smart Infrastructure Procurement Team used Scoutbee Discovery to find innovative suppliers for building products and digital grids.


positive feedback from suppliers


more competitive than existing suppliers


saving on staff resources and time

Runde gelbe Knöpfe und elektronische Flex-Leiterplatte auf Kunststoffmembranen

Initial situation

  • Currently three known suppliers in this field

  • Client was looking for new technology and suppliers in the field of Electronics for Building Services


  • The biggest challenge was to find out the direction this technology was moving in

Scouting with Scoutbee’s Streamline has saved us 90% on time resources. Thanks to the support of the AI-based tool, we were able to focus on relevant topics within the project and our daily business as well.

Florian Kälin, Global Category Manager Electronics

Siemens Case Study Funnel


  • Identify new suppliers with potentially innovative solutions


  • After 1 week a longlist with over 90 potential suppliers

  • About 65 suppliers were interested in the project

  • Many new innovative solutions were shown

  • The tool analyzed more than 10,000 results globally

  • 7 price proposals received (50% more competitive)

  • 11 new potential suppliers (previously unknown to procurement team)

  • 4 potential new suppliers in the area of silicon membrane

  • Up to 50% cheaper than existing parts

  • Potential 2nd source suppliers

  • Savings of up to 10% – 20%

  • Innovative solutions

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