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Context and Challenge

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  • An Australian state government sought a solution to rapidly analyze supplier spend, visualize category insights and identify procurement optimization opportunities.
  • Less than 65% of spend was accurately categorized, which negatively impacted visibility and limited their ability to identify and activate cost savings.
  • The government needed to aggregate large amounts of disparate procurement data and sought a solution for classification and analysis.

Approach and Solution

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  • Using the technology behind Mastercard Global Treasury Intelligence, the government received a comprehensive view of supplier spend through a centralized, user-friendly platform.
  • The solution allowed the government to extract data from multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a monthly basis, with no required integration.
  • All transactional data was cleansed before classifying against United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®) and an internal taxonomy.


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The technology behind Mastercard Global Treasury Intelligence provided a 360-degree view of all procurement data, enabling key stakeholders to easily drill into spend optimization opportunities.

95% of spend, totaling AU$17B, was accurately categorized according to UNSPSC taxonomy.

AU$65M total realized cost savings due to enhanced governance and reduced contract leakage.

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“This capability is critical to enable better data-driven procurement decision-making and promote more streamlined processes for buyers and suppliers.”
Chair of Procurement Board Excerpt from Annual Statement

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