Company employees attempting to purchase items such as computers, mobile phones, business travel and temporary labor are less than pleased with their corporations' procurement policies, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Accenture. The global consulting firm's survey, which queried more than 150 procurement policy-makers and policy users in the United States, discovered that 75% of executive-level policy users are dissatisfied with their companies' procurement policies, as are 12% of policy-makers. The primary areas of inefficiency, according to survey respondents, were identifying vendors (said 43% of respondents), tracking the purchase in the process (26%) and difficulty obtaining approvals from superiors (20%). Of the 75% who said they were dissatisfied with the policies, 62% said the policies contribute to lost productivity, 46% said they detract from job satisfaction and slightly more than one-third (35%) said they were a catalyst to seek jobs elsewhere. A slight majority of respondents said productivity would be improved with a greater range of products and services from which to choose.