Since the implementation of Silex, the time devoted to sourcing has been reduced by 90%, allowing buyers to carry out much more sourcing and to be able to renew the suppliers in their panels. For example, between 2018 and 2019, the Ministry increased its spending by 8.3% with SMEs and mid-sized companies. However, the access of this type of company to public procurement is a major issue of performance in public procurement.
In 2019, Silex and the Ministry of the Armed Forces won Silver at the “Trophées Décisions Achats” in the Agility category. It is the consecration of a successful collaboration between a start-up and the defense giant which reminds us that it is possible for these two types of structures to work in synergy around shared objectives.