March 2020  -  Vol.3, Issue 3
Susan, Welcome to the March ProcurePro Newsletter! 
During this trying time remember to be kind, help those in need and stay safe!  We'll all see each other soon enough! 
How to Minimize Business Disruption by COVID-19 - Our Virtual Team Can help
Everyone’s focus should be first and foremost, on the health and safety of our families, our communities and flattening the Covid-19 curve.  Businesses must stay sharply focused on keeping essential services and the supply chain moving, providing critical food, medicines and other essentials.  Understandably you may be feeling the strain from these unprecedented times whether it’s struggling with enabling your team to work remotely, keeping them focused and engaged while dealing with school closures, day-care issues, caring for sick or at risk loved ones or other unexpected but dramatic disruptions.

My team and I want to do our part and help how we can.  We are experts in Supply Chain, Procurement and Project Management.  We provide; Virtual Procurement and Project Management services and are 100% enabled to work remotely to protect you and help minimize the disruption to your business.
How We Can Help
  • Supply chain, Procurement or Project Management expertise
  • Act as or augment your team to alleviate strain and disruption
  • Gather and define your requirements (software, hardware, services, Financial, HR, Payroll, CRM, Procurement, Supply Chain systems etc.)
  • Manage competitive bids; Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotes (RFQ) etc.
  • Contract negotiations, renewals and management
  • Supplier management; communicating with and expediting supplier shipments, determining alternative sources of supply and other contingent needs
  • Inventory supply and demand management
  • Project Management oversight and governance for systems implementations for all phases: Requirements through to Go Live

We are 100% remote enabled.  We can help you through this challenging time by minimizing the disruption to your business while you focus on other critical priorities. 

Please contact me today to discuss how we can help. By email to, telephone 416-505-8698 or for more information on ProcurePro Consulting checkout our website 

Customer Testimonial - Girls Inc.

“ProcurePro helped us by simplifying and managing both projects from end to end allowing us to focus our valuable time and resources on helping our Girls Inc. girls. They guided us and helped clarify our thinking. They educated us on our capabilities and requirements today and to support and enable our growth in the future.  They saved us much needed money which we were able to reinvest in our Girls Inc. programming. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ProcurePro and hope to work with Jill again in the future.”


To read the full Girls Inc. testimonial please click here.

A Dream Come True?  Right Dream, Wrong Time!  

After several long years of blood sweat and tears, by many (not just me), in the middle of a Pandemic, known as Covid-19, on Friday the 13th of March, 2020 (yep, you read the date right), my dream of becoming a published author came true; “How NOT To Get Screwed By Your Suppliers And Save Millions!” was released on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Editions.

So, I know YOUR probably thinking; “What was SHE thinking?” I will admit, like many of you, I never would have imagined, nor could I have ever predicted, we would be where we are today.  Timing they say is everything.  Given the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, everyone’s focus should be on keeping their family safe and healthy.  With that in mind, I am choosing to defer the official book launch and promotion until we are safely over the hump, as they say. 

If you are bored of isolation and want something to read, need toilet paper (buy the paperback not Kindle), are curious or maybe have been waiting for this book to finally be released, please feel free to buy or download my book. If you do, I encourage you to write a review and share your thoughts.  Until then, stay safe, stay positive, support one another (respect social distancing) and we will all get through this.

Available on and .com Paperback – CLICK HERE  Kindle – CLICK HERE
My sincere gratitude and best wishes.


“Jill understands the importance of Data in keeping Suppliers honest in providing market competitive rates. She is very skillful in searching out and leveraging data in the negotiation process”.

Don Moffatt, Principle Moffatt Ventures, Chairman, Millennium1 Solutions
Supply-chain recovery in coronavirus times - plan for now and the future
Procurated for you: Knut Alicke, Xavier Azcue and Edward Barriball, McKinsey & Company

Actions taken now to mitigate impacts on supply chains from coronavirus can also build a resilience against future shocks.  
Even as the immediate toll on human health from the spread of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the COVID-19 disease, mounts, the economic effects of the crisis—and the livelihoods at stake—are coming into sharp focus

Read the whole article here
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ProcurePro News & Events

"Connect Women: Hindsight is 2020"

ProcurePro was a proud sponsor of the "Connect Women: Hindsight is 2020" event that took place on March 3rd at the Ajax Convention Centre.  We were lucky enough to hear some amazing women entrepreneurs share their stories of success, lessons learned and reflect on the challenges and  obstacles they've faced and overcame.      

To see a few more pictures from the event please click here.

ProcurePro is thrilled to announce that our very own CEO, Jill Button has been nominated for an "RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award presented by Women of Influence"  

Best of luck to Jill!! 

3 Key Steps to Selecting the Right Business Software

On April 22nd Jill Button, CEO of ProcurePro will be presenting a workshop at the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade on the 3 Key Steps to Selecting the Right Business Software.  

In this workshop Jill will walk attendees through the following key areas: 

  • What is Business Software and Why Do You Need It?
  • How to Build a Technology Roadmap
  • Selecting the Right Software to Grow Your Business

Sign Up Now! Members and non-members welcome to attend! 

*This event is subject to change as the current worldwide environment changes.  We will update accordingly.  

Please email us at or visit our website. We're always happy to talk or answer any questions you may have about procurement, competitive bids, negotiations and more.
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