Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Category Management Software

Create effective sourcing strategy & streamline commodity management using the best category management tool

How MeRLIN helps to Create the Winning Procurement Category Strategy?

MeRLIN’s category management solution has the features you need to create procurement category strategies. It helps to maximize your potential to segment spend to realize significant savings and make better procurement decisions.

Create Categories

Create Categories as well as Category Hierarchy

Manage Strategy

Define, View and Manage Strategy

Maintain Categories

Manage Item Buyer Supplier Plant Mapping


Category and Spend Analytics


MeRLIN for Strategic Category Management in Procurement and Sourcing

MeRLIN’s Category Management Solution offers an intuitive platform to manage your categories from creation to classification and mapping of items & suppliers to commodity categories. It improves visibility and transparency across your categories and helps you take a strategic approach to your procurement management, make informed spend management decisions and thus maximize long-term value to the organization.


MeRLIN features for Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

Identify emerging opportunities to cut costs, improve sustainability and lower risks

Category Sourcing Strategy

Manage your category strategies from a central hub

Category Intelligence

Monitor all aspects of any particular category using various KPIs - Spend, Supplier Performance and Savings

Category Management Analytics

Analyze using robust analytics across all stages of the category management lifecycle for continuous improvements

Manage Categories

Create and define your categories and manage them based on data across the ecosystem

Identify Opportunities

Tap into opportunities across your key categories and markets to proactively build smarter strategies



Uncover meaningful insights from your sourcing data and trends that translates to new opportunities for savings and growth.

MeRLIN Strategic Sourcing Solution Factsheet