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.


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.

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


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 category management.

Capella distils over 20 years of experience delivering high-impact category management in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies 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.

The Guided Category Strategy Creator®


Per user per month
Annual commitment, billed annually (£398.28 Annual cost per user)


Per user per month
Annual commitment, billed monthly (£479.88 Annual cost per user)

Intelligent Workflow


Step-by-step guided navigation through category management, and automation of category strategies using best-in-class frameworks and expert knowledge.


Removes variability across every area of spend.

The built-in Category Strategy Creator allows distribution of plans externally as well as across the business.

A suite of reporting options for different stakeholders.

Built upon 20 years of 5i® category strategy creation.

Goal Focussed


Delivering value aligned to strategic organizational goals via guided pathways. Choose your adventure(s): Sustainability, Cost, Risk and Innovation.


Faster, smarter decision-making and accelerate consistent strategy realization.

A means to deliver sustainability in your supply base.

Agile Strategy Creation


Integrated smart Value Lever application, that delivers your goals with the optimum sourcing strategy.


Identify and seize hidden value.

Removes the reliance on expert practitioners and reduces creation and management time.

Capability Development


Expert video tuition modules providing just-in-time support while working through your category strategies.


Learn while you do.

Effortless and compelling capability development.

Choose your mode - Directed (Capella leads the way) or Advanced Practitioner (you lead the way).

Real-time Benefits Tracking


A range of benefits are tracked and aligned to category strategy progress.


Hard measures of success and positive impact stories for qualititive benefits.

Collaboration Engine


Facilitate global collaboration and implement optimum category strategies. Align your business with a common purpose and way of working.


Make procurement a welcome and embedded partner to every function business-wide.

The strategies are crafted through extensive business collaboration.

Governance Dashboard


Complete management information and view of status and benefits across all category projects.


Assurance of project progress with a time stamped audit log of strategy development.

Delivers confidence in teams producing optimum strategies and realizing targets.

* Please note that commitment on both our monthly and annual payment plans is for 12 months.


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