Meet Capella

The Guided Category Strategy Creator®

Powered by the proven 5i® Category Management process for best practice strategy creation, Capella is the latest thinking in software driven strategic procurement. Break free from traditional templates and dependence upon good application – Capella is the new way procurement teams can build breakthrough category management strategies.

Capella’s guided category strategy creator® means anyone in your team can become an expert category management practitioner.

Capella will intelligently guide you through the 5i® process and works for simple areas of spend right up to the most complex of categories. It will lead you to the strategy that will deliver your objectives, whether they are focused on cost, sustainability, innovation, risk, or other value from the supply base.

Let Capella lead the way, or switch to Advanced Practitioner mode and take control

Choose the mode that is right for you with confidence that Capella will enable your entire team to deliver breakthrough category strategies. Capella is based on best-practice knowledge and powered by the proven 5i® Category Management process.

Whichever mode is selected, you become a business partner, and Capella’s collaboration engine enables you to engage the business and work together to build world-class category strategies.

Guided mode

Let Capella lead the way! Ideal for those in your team who are less experienced in category management and working on smaller or less complex categories.

Advanced practitioner mode

Seamlessly switch to Advanced Practitioner mode at any time and you lead the way! For your more skilled category specialists working on larger or more complex categories, Advanced Practitioner allows you to work the 5i® category management process and tools to take a more hands-on approach to strategy development.

Step up to next generation category management and transform your procurement function with Capella

Intelligent Workflow

Step-by-step guided progression through the 5i® category management process, and automation of category strategy creation.

  • Powered by 5i® Category Management – proven to deliver breakthrough results in global organizations for 20 years.
  • Featuring true AI – built upon the 5i® strategic toolset which includes Portfolio Analysis (Kraljic), Supplier Preferencing, Day One Analysis, Porters Five Forces and many more.
  • The built-in Guided Category Strategy Creator® - progressively builds facts and data-based strategic options, then ‘Capella Says™’ steers you towards the optimum strategy.
  • Remove cross-category variability in good process application and gain certainty in results generation.
  • Business-wide stakeholder collaboration, reporting options and category strategy downloads.
Goal Focused
Agile Strategy Creation
Capability Development
Real-time Benefits Tracking
Collaboration Engine
Governance Dashboard

Our approach for generating multi-layered strategic options is pragmatic and proven

Capella’s built-in intelligence is powered by the proven 5i® category management process - the global benchmark for good category management for the past 20 years.

Capella distils all our experience of delivering high-impact category management in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industry sectors worldwide, to help you create world-leading strategies.

Enabled by AI, from the moment you start to use Capella it will begin to identify potential strategic options for your category.

It’s an iterative strategy, it evolves with you and you can take part and make decisions yourself at crucial parts in the strategy creation process. As you progress and enter key information or access key data, Capella will progressively refine it to build multi-layered strategic options and offer possible value levers to best realize your goals.

Capella makes strategic decision making easy by using a facts and data approach to guide you to the most relevant strategic options for your category. It even recommends which one to select, guaranteeing the optimum strategy every time.

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