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A Day of Green Impact: Markit Forest planted in Poland
On a spirited day in April 2024, in Poland, a remarkable environmental initiative took place, bringing together community, collaboration, and commitment to nature. Over 50 people, including clients, partners, and Marketeers, joined hands...


Enjoy Markit's latest free report. Available on SlideShare to read or download.


Markit expansion continues to Colombia 
We are excited to announce our fourth opening in the LATAM region, in Bogota, Colombia which cements our regional presence and increases our ability to serve a wider range of South American companies.  Colombia is our sixth country of o...


There has been a lot of positive reaction to Markit’s first SUSTAINABLE IT PROCUREMENT webinar which was broadcast live on November 2nd, 2023. 


BOOM BOOM! Markit opens in the Philippines and Cyprus
Today we announce a new first in Markit's history. Two new country operations opening in the same month! bringing our global footprint up to 45 countries. 


Markit clients can now choose to purchase their IT products even more sustainably than before. 


Enjoy Markit's latest free report. Available on SlideShare to read or download. Carefully assessing the risks and advantages of supplier consolidation is crucial to determine whether the benefits outweigh the potential downsides in your...


We are thrilled to announce Markit is now in Chile - our 43rd country of operations.  Our presence in Chile (Markit’s 3rd country in the LATAM region) contributes significantly to our regional knowledge and client serving capacity. 


Moien Luxembourg!
​​​​​​​Markit ‘s Expansion Continues
Luxembourg, one of the world’s major financial and business centres, is our 42nd Markit country of operation and another step towards total European coverage (we are now present in 24 European countries.)


Danone - Building USERS’ independence in the purchasing process
Danone’s old IT procurement system was not as user friendly as it could have been, and Karolina Tojak, IT Support Specialist PBN was given a green light to fill the gaps in efficiency and other aspects of their procurement process.  


The reaction to the content shared at Markit Forum 2023, live IT procurement events held in Tallinn, Estonia and Warsaw, Poland (and broadcast live online through Hopin) has been extremely positive.   An engaging and detailed set of pre...


CBRE - Gaining control over CAPEX and OPEX expenditure in IT procurement 
Markit Forum 2023 delegates were treated to a seriously deep, and expert, dive into the world of expenditure control by Robert Maliszewski, Head of CEE IT FTS at CBRE (Worldwide Real Estate Services Leader).  There is no way this short ...


Hurtigruten: Steering procurement from local to global in a 130-year-old cruise tourism company
It has been said that indirect IT (Information Technology) procurement is complex.  Just imagine then how complex it would be to ensure IT supplies had to be delivered to cruise ships travelling form port to port around the globe, in a ...


Zoetis - Vendor Relationship Management 
Paraphrasing his words, here was the story that Tomasz Cichocki (Client Productivity Services Senior Manager at Zoetis Tech & Digital PC Lifecycle, M&A integrations) shared at Markit Forum 2023.  


Cabot - Digital IT procurement and the benefits of punchout 
George Bakker is the Buyer Manager at Cabot, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. His detailed presentation at Markit Forum 2023 was highly notable for its level of transparency of the KPIs (Key Performance Ind...


BCG - Overcoming Challenges of the Global Partner Model in IT Procurement 
Damian Krawczyk is the IT Manager for the CEE System at BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and at Markit Forum 2023 he took us on an enlightening journey showing how BCG deal with the complexities of choosing, vetting, and working with global...


​​​​​​​SUMMARY REPORT: Markit Forum 2023
​​​​​​​International IT procurement event
​​​​​​​Feedback has been great for Markit Forum 2023, a hybrid IT procurement event that was held live in Warsaw, Poland and Tallinn, Estonia and online on the 14th of March. Markit Forum was opened with keynote from Margus Vahemäe, Hea...


After opening in South Africa just a few months ago, we are excited to announce our latest expansion step. Markit is now open for business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to strengthen our presence, and support growing client demand, in the A...


Enjoy Markit's latest free report. Available on SlideShare to read or download.


Markit has opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, to support growing client demand and continue its investment in global expansion. 


Markit’s United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress 2022
In our first UNGC Communication on Progress, we transparently set out where we are, and the road we are travelling on to help make the world a better place, in our own small, but significant ways – Markit style. 


Special Pricing Challenges in IT Procurement
On the face of it, negotiating global special pricing agreements with IT manufacturers is a “no-brainer” but there are pitfalls to look out for, and alternatives to consider. Some important questions arise when we look at the basis for ...


Validation of CPO Priority Shifts in 2022 
Markit pays careful attention to the shifting priorities and requirements of CPOs and those responsible for IT procurement within multinational companies. By fully understanding the changes we can fine tune the individualised solutions w...


In May 2022, more than 150 of our beloved Markiteers gathered in Cologne, Germany for our annual Markit Summit. The sun was shining. Positivity and kindness were in the air. It was to be the start of a unique and memorable set of experi...


The Secret Lives of Markiteers
Markit celebrates diversity


The Drive for Sustainable IT Packaging 
We all know that natural resources are not infinite, and most people (and companies) would like to buy IT goods that are guilt-free. This is challenging if a product’s packaging goes way beyond what is necessary to protect the product wi...


Markit – World Procurement Awards Finalist – Again! 


As the tragedies surrounding the war in Ukraine unfold, Markit is providing carefully planned and transparent support to:  Ukrainians in need of humanitarian assistance  Our affected employees and their families  Our clients  UPDA...


Satisfying Procurement Priorities in Fast-Growing Companies
Read the Satisfying Procurement Priorities in Fast-Growing Companies report now. (Free access). Founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies unsurprisingly crave (manageable) fast growth, often more than anything else.  This can mean ma...


Milestone: 4 million unique IT products now available from the Markit IT marketplace
Thanks to further integration of leading international IT distributors in 37 countries, our global clients now have access to over 4 million IT products (unique SKUs) from the Markit IT marketplace. 


IT PROCUREMENT: Value redefined, delivered and protected 
In Chapter 1 (Value redefined, delivered and protected) of the Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2021 (Agility: The antidote to complexity) there are three highlighted points related to CPO priorities in 2021 that resonate...


Markit Expansion Plans 2021  
Last year, despite the Covid-19 influence we managed to expand to Mexico, Brazil, and Serbia. 


Alantra: Solving IT procurement with speed and efficiency
In his Markit Forum Virtual 2021 presentation “Solving procurement with speed and efficiency”, Javier Fernández (Head of IT) at Alantra explained how his team identified and solved the pain points in their global IT procurement program. ...


REPORT: Markit Forum Virtual 2021
​​​​​​​International IT procurement event
There were so many positives about Markit Forum Virtual 2021 in May, that it’s hard to know where to start!  A brilliant set of presentations were given by Danfoss, Western Union, SEB, Revolut, Greenube, Alantra, Lenovo, Jabra, and Cont...


Revolut: Managing procurement while building a hybrid-work company of the future 
The pandemic has accelerated digital adoption and companies are being forced to “go hybrid” due to restrictions. Revolut's progress in this area is advanced and so the methodology and tips they shared at Markit Forum Virtual 2021 could b...


Western Union: 6 Principles for Success - Navigating a Changing World 
Western Union, experts in the art of change for 170 years, famous for innovation (the telegram, stock ticker, telex, the first company to commission a satellite) and a global money mover, present in over 200 countries, were represented a...


SEB: Taking a diverse approach to procurement
At Markit Forum Virtual 2021 Māris Modriņš (Head of Baltic Procurement) and Andris Korčagins (Head of Workplace) from SEB Bank, one of Markit’s longest standing clients (17 years) shared the stage in a free-flowing open discussion-with A...


Greentube: How user-centric procurement can drive innovation and influence employee satisfaction 
It is an old saying that employees are a company’s most valuable asset.   It has been heard many times but it is almost unheard of that this philosophy lies at the core of a company’s IT procurement strategy. 


Danfoss: How to Make Your Procurement Future – Proof? 
Danfoss demonstrated true leadership in the procurement industry when Joanna Siemiatkowska, Global Project Manager, presented “How to Make Your Procurement Future - Proof?” at Markit Forum Virtual 2021 in front of hundreds of IT procurem...


IT Landscape Report 2021 (Free)
Markit has contributed special feature content about the role of B2B IT marketplaces in IT procurement to the recently released IT Landscape Report 2021. The IT Landscape report maps the opportunities for IT sourcing, partnerships and i...


2021 State of IT Report on IT Budgets and Tech Trends 
The excellent, in-depth Spiceworks Ziff Davis 2021 State of IT Report on IT Budgets and Tech Trends (based on 1,073 IT buyer interviews conducted in June & July 2020) shares numerous findings relevant to B2B IT buyers in general and cont...


Markit Case Study Recognised by the Sustainable Purchasing Leaders Council 
Access the case study on SlideShare  On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recognised seven organisations and one individual at the Council’s annual awards ceremony for their significant lea...


Markit’s 2020 Performance – 5 Key Results 
In a recent post we described Markit’s key activities and positive highlights from 2020 - in this one we look at Markit’s 2020 performance in actual results. 


Based on analysis of a numerous dozens of reported procurement predictions from leading specialists, this latest Markit report compiles and summarises 9 frequently predicted trends for procurement in 2021 and suggests how these may impac...


MARKIT 2020 – The Year in Focus
As for every company, 2020 was quite different to any other year - but it has forced innovation and agility and, at the same time, clearly proved the resilience of Markit’s business model, the attractiveness of our solution to internatio...


First Ever VIRTUAL Markit Summit - and the Importance of Cake in Online Conferences!
The pandemic has forced businesses into even more virtual environments, whether it's for client, partner or internal meetings, trainings or industry conferences and seminars. 


New Markit Spain Office Opens in Barcelona 
To meet increasing demand for time and cost saving IT purchasing solutions in Spain, Markit Spain has opened a new office at C/Vilamarí, 110-112 PB2 in the heart of Barcelona. 


Last week at the World Procurement Awards we found out that Markit didn’t win the Specialist P2P Solution Provider award. It was disappointing, there’s no hiding that fact. 


To complement Markit’s recent report Optimising Indirect Procurement With Marketplaces, Andres Agasild, Markit CEO & Co-Founder, gave a presentation (MARKETPLACE AS A SUPPLIER: TRANSFORMING INDIRECT PROCUREMENT) to more than 100 CPOs and...


Markit – LIVE at the World Procurement Congress 2020 
Every year the procurement industry’s premium event, the World Procurement Congress by Procurement Leaders, attracts thousands of procurement professionals from around the globe. It brings together CPOs, procurement solution providers, i...


The Pros, Cons and Pitfalls of Using B2B Marketplaces for International Indirect Procurement 


Assessing IT Marketplace Credibility – 11 Success Stories
As the digital age advances and the pandemic forces more businesses to buy and sell online, more and more companies looking to buy IT hardware and accessories are looking for the optimum solution. As such, IT and other B2B marketplaces, ...


HP & Markit Success Story 
Markit and HP have been working together since Markit was founded in 2003. The cooperation and partnership has grown over the years and Markit has achieved SILVER Partner status in 24 countries and GOLD Partner status in 10 more. Over 1...


THE TOP PRIORITY FOR PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS IN 2020 IS REDUCING THE TOTAL COST OF PROCUREMENT.  Source: Achieving Procurement Excellence in the Age of Digital Disruption by The Hackett Group 


In IT Procurement, Trust Matters More Than Ever Before 
In a previous post we talked about how customer service agility during the crisis will affect how suppliers’ reputations will be judged when the dust has settled. In this post we look closer into the trust factor and how Markit and other...


Client Service Agility in Post-Crisis International Procurement
Trust and loyalty are earned - not demanded or claimed. Every international supplier (not just of IT devices) will need to step up a level to come out of the crisis on a positive note. When CV-19 and the ensuing recession become a memory...


GLOBAL IT NOW is Markit’s new tool helping to solve IT hardware and accessory shortages for thousands of European companies during the crisis. 


How to Recession Proof Your IT Purchasing Requirements 
Last year there were numerous warning and surveys supporting the idea that a recession was possible or even probable during 2020. Though making predictions about global economy is always tricky the global politics, tariff wars and the en...


The Indirect IT Procurement Dilemma - Solved
Report first published in Procurement Leaders Marketplace which contains the profiles of leading procurement service providers, as well as a library of free, leading-edge content. It's been suggested in procurement industry circles arou...


7 IT Procurement Case Studies & Success Stories
Finding a reliable and flexible international supplier of IT hardware and accessories is essential, whether it’s for remote working set ups or to maintain/advance critical or strategic projects. Markit's world class IT procurement soluti...


The disruptive, and sometimes devastating, impact Covid-19 is having on our families, businesses and the communities in which we live could not have been predicted in full, but it is time to face the facts and stand up for each other and...


Markit Shortlisted for World Procurement Awards 2020
This year Markit entered the World Procurement Awards for the first time and we have been shortlisted for the final in the P2P Specialist Provider Category! 


IT Trends 2020 – Finance, Tech and Procurement Alignment 
Deloitte’s 11th annual Tech Trends report provides rich insights for the digital journey lying ahead for every company. The key findings affect us all one way or another and in larger enterprises, they will drive significant change and t...


Bridge Over Troubled Water 
Findings from the 2020 Future of Leadership Global Executive Study and Research Project, published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), confirm what’s widely acknowledged - numerous international companies are struggling with ...


IT Sourcing - Performance with Sustainability 
From the start of 2020, Markit now provides seven environmental filters in the Markit IT catalogue to serve the growing demand from international companies who are working towards making their supply chains more sustainable and eco-frien...


Impacts of Automation and Digitisation on Finance and Procurement 
IT procurement automation is a cause close to our hearts at Markit – during 2019, 61% of the 200,000+ orders for IT hardware and accessories that we received from 9,500+ clients across 34 countries...were automated.  


Markit France Joins Club Decision DSI 
Markit France has been welcomed as a partner member to Club Decision DSI, the largest independent European CIO organization in its field.


Spend Control as a Value Driver for Procurement Transformation 
This winter’s issue of CPO Strategy Magazine features an exclusive with KPMG's Chief Procurement Officer, Martin Lee, where he explains how their procurement transformation, and spend control especially, bring value for KPMG. 


Punchout for IT Hardware and Accessory Purchasing: Markit Credentials 
Punchout integration for indirect IT device procurement is on the rise. We discussed the trend and the some of the reasons for it in this recent post: Punchout Catalogue Integration.  We decided to have closer look at the level of our c...


Indirect IT Procurement Plans 2020 
It’s almost a year since Gartner published its white paper “Procurement 2020: Your Action Plan to Prepare Now” and while CPOs will already have their 2020 plans in place by now it’s still worth considering some of Gartner’s “procurement ...


McKinsey & Co. Understand Indirect IT Procurement’s Future 
It’s not too often that we see an article or report that really grasps the future of IT indirect procurement, but this one: How B2B online marketplaces could transform indirect procurement by Pierre de la Boulaye, Mauro Erriquez, Alejand...


IT Procurement Can Go Greener 


MARKIT 2019 – The Year in Focus 
It’s been another excellent year at MARKIT, a year about consolidation, expansion and of getting even better at helping our clients succeed in reducing their total cost of IT purchasing. A lot of time and money has been focused on enhanc...


Markit Serbia is Open for Business 
An important part of the Balkan IT purchasing puzzle has been solved for many Markit clients thanks to the opening of Markit Serbia operations in Belgrade. 


The IT Procurement Savings Trap – Report from Procurement Leaders APAC Congress 2019 
We’ve been banging the value creation drum for over a decade now, since 2003 to be precise and it’s not only us. Steve Hrubala, chief property & procurement officer at the National Australia Bank Group, is one of a number of procurement ...


Companies Are Taking a Step-by-Step Approach to Digitising IT Procurement 
At Markit we are seeing growing interest from large international companies who want or need to save time and money on their IT purchasing requirements and processes. Indeed, most companies have, or should have by now, some form of digit...


Saudi Telecom Company Win Procurement Leaders APAC External Collaboration Award 2019 
Congratulations to Saudi Telecom Company’s procurement team! In Singapore last week, Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC), lead by Head of Technology Procurement, Hani AlSaigh beat off strong competition to win the Asia Pacific Procurement Exte...


Productivity as a Competitive Advantage 
Markit CEO, Andres Agasild recently spoke at SEB’s Baltic CFO Forum 2019 about productivity as a competitive advantage. The Forum is a good example of SEB’s Mission in action. 


Are EMEA Procurement Leaders (Still) Lacking Support?
Based on findings from recent surveys we have to ask... Are some EMEA procurement professionals not feeling as supported, as they would like to be, by executives within their own companies? Is so, we empathise with them, procurement is a...


From USA to China – Markit's Global Reach 
Let’s face it, China and USA are huge. Huge markets and logistically challenging too due to the massive distances involved. Even though we have experience of setting up operations in 33 countries already, China and USA are special cases ...


Corporate Immune Systems are Stifling Innovation in Procurement  
“The Three Markiteers” went to London - our Italian and French Country Managers Giorgio Luciani and Steve Barraud plus Head of Sales, Margus Vahemäe - where Markit participated as a showcase partner at Procurement Leaders’, Data Intellig...


Markit Leads the IT Procurement Discussion in Poland
Jon Kolasinski, Country Manager at Markit Poland led a round table discussion focusing on global trends in IT procurement at Poland’s largest procurement event, Procon/Polsak 2019. 


Markit Wins Gold Key Award in Norway 
“The award for this year's business transformer goes to a reseller who has so far been the largest in IT, but who now wants to take a bigger role in telecoms. Markit is a solid reseller that delivers very good results and has won great t...


Inch by Inch, the CPO Transforms - Digitally 
CPOs who want to lead their companies on an ambitious, disruptive and profitable journey would be wise to start in areas where gains are easily demonstrated and to collaborate with an experienced partner. 


Industry Opinion: How Should CPOs and CIOs Evaluate Enterprise Solutions? 
A recent article on CPO Rising by Andrew Bartolini & Matthew York of Ardent Partners talks about reviewing enterprise technology and we take that to include reviewing possible IT purchasing solutions.


Markit & Sogefi Claim Top Spot at CIO Conference 
Markit’s message describing how international companies can reduce their total cost of IT purchasing went down very well at the CIO event “"The DSI, from cost killer to FinOps - Optimize budgets and service levels" in Paris last week


Markit Expansion Plans: Brazil, India, Indonesia and Serbia Next 
Looking at the interactive map below you can see Markit is active in 33 countries where we fulfil the IT purchasing requirements of 8000+ international clients, including 20%+ of the Global Forbes 2000.


Markit Partners with the Data Intelligence & Technology Forum 2019 in London 
Join us in London at the Procurement Leaders, Data Intelligence & Technology Forum 6-7 November and save 15% off the registration fee with VIP code DIT19MK.  


Markit Fully Compliant with SCA Requirements 
As of September 14, 2019, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements, part of the revised EU Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations, mandate that additional authentication measures be performed on applicable online ...


Punchout Catalogue Integration 
Punchout integration is increasingly demanded as must-have functionality for any B2B IT provider as clients seek to automate online IT purchasing to save time and money.


Transparent IT Purchasing: From Data to Insights to Action and Results 
The ideal indirect IT purchasing solution incorporates various transparency components.


Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2019 Shortlist 
We are happy to announce that Markit is supporting the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards again for second year running!


Digital Procurement Reports 2018-9
We read a lot of digital and IT procurement reports, white papers etc. It’s important to keep up with the trends in IT purchasing. To save you some time here are some of the key take outs from 3 important 2018/9 reports based on surveys ...


Innovation and Value in Digital Procurement 
According to The Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2018 (504 procurement leaders from 39 countries took part, representing organisations with a combined annual turnover of $USD5.5 trillion.) a clear shift in procurement fo...


Why E-auctions Fail for International IT Hardware and Accessories Purchasing 
Reverse auctions in B2B purchasing are on the rise, there’s no denying that.  There is an important role for reverse auctions for some products and circumstances, but not for IT hardware and accessories. 


Understanding Maverick Spending in IT Purchasing & Procurement 
Based on client feedback, and data analysis of indirect IT procurement spending, by 1000+ companies over the past 10 years, Markit has identified the causes and trends in maverick IT spending.


Markit 2018 Performance Results and Future Outlook 
After another successful year of significant and profitable growth we reached and surpassed and important target in 2018 - completing a vision we held for 10 years! 100 million euros revenue with 100 people. By the end of the year revenu...


Markit global HQ is moving in 2020 to Porto Franco Tallinn
Porto Franco and Markit Holding AS signed an agreement for the new office of Markit to be located in Porto Franco. It will be opened in the autumn of 2020, when the construction of the centre is completed. Markit moves to Porto Franco to...


Markit IT Purchasing Solution Now Available in Mexico
Our international expansion continues to Mexico as we seek to increase our North American footprint and serve the demand from our growing base of Forbes Global 2000 clients.  


IT Purchasing Just Got Easier. Faster. More Efficient. 
Just because Markit is already trusted both by a growing number of Fortune 500 / Forbes Global 2000 companies in 33 countries doesn’t mean we can’t improve.  


Markit APAC Expansion Brings Transparent IT Procurement to Singapore & Australia  
Q4 2018 marked Markit’s first steps into the APAC region with openings first in Singapore (November) and then Australia (December). 


ePartner and Markit providing Innovation Norway with IT equipment in 30 million NOK deal
ePartner and Markit have won a contract as a Telering partner for mobile phones, IT, meeting room and network equipment to Innovation Norway. The contract is valid for two years from 2018-2019, with an opening for a consecutive two year...


Hello, Canada!
We are extremely happy to announce that since November 2017 Markit has opened it’s service to the customers in Canada. ​As a country number 30 on Markit global coverage list this is another step to give our growing list of international...


In Markit we love and are inspired by great music. Music empowers, inspires and connects everybody in the best possible way. Throughout the years, we have supported many Estonian artists and bands who have great international potential. ...


Strong results for Markit in 2016
In 2016 Markit had another strong financial year. The organic revenue growth was a record-breaking 16 million euros year-on-year from 63,4 in 2015 to 79,4 in 2016 with net profit close to 500K EUR for the period. This represents 25% grow...


Merhaba Türkiye!
Stepping to the new territories as in the past years Markit expansion has mainly focused on EU but we have now also added Turkey to the growing list of countries for Markit customers.   Markit Turkey opened in October 2016 and is a count...


Ambient Sound Investments exits Markit through MBO while management gains majority in the company
Markit management and the first round investor Helmes have completed a buyout deal to acquire the shares of Ambient Sound Investments (ASI) in Markit Holding AS. As a result the founders and key employees re-gain the majority shareholdin...


Markit acquires 51% majority of ePartner a.s in Norway to become the first choice for Norwegian international companies
PRESS RELEASE Markit has joined forces with ePartner, a leading Norwegian b2b IT e-commerce provider, through acquisition of a 51% stake in the company.  By combining the local strength and volume of ePartner with the IT purchasing syst...


Markit’s Fortune 500 market share is up to 5%
In a study of 2015 top customers profiles revealed that our IT purchasing platform is used by 27 global companies that belong to Fortune 500. Our vision - to be the leading IT purchasing platform for international companies – seems to be...


Excellent financial year for Markit in 2015
We had a great financial year in 2015. Our organic revenue growth was 11.6 million euros, up from 51 to 62.6 million  which represents a 22% annual growth rate. Our profit doubled from an uncapitalised investment related loss of -400 000...


NOËP moves on top of Warsaw with Markit
The Estonian electronic dance music sensation NOËP headlined the Markit Annual Summit 2016 in Warsaw. At a truly spectacular venue – at the top of a 32 story skyscraper in a roof-tent! Oh yes... The original Estonian rude-boy, high up an...


Markiteers meet in Warsaw for the Summit 2016
Markit is a truly international company with operations in 28 and offices in 13 countries. A very important part of our calendar is an annual meeting for the whole company. The full team meets in a all-hands on deck meeting in a differen...