I would like to...
As a Buyer
Manage supplier relationships
Achieve best value from sourcing
Gain visibility and control of spend
Improve Accounts Payable efficiency
Manage spend across multiple locations
Manage tail spend
Minimise supplier risk
As a Supplier
Accelerate business processes
Promote products and services to buyers
Access relevant tendering opportunities
Spend management solutions that drive greater value and productivity
Streamline operations and achieve best value
Ensure better visibility and control of expenditure
Accounts Payable Automation
Accelerated Payment Facility
Take your initiatives to the next level
Adopt and Succeed
Content Management Services
Spend Analysis Services
eCommerce solutions that drive increased B2B sales with greater efficiency
The Business Network
Global framework for fast, efficient buyer/seller interaction and commerce
Innovations to help organisations operate faster, leaner, smarter
Property and Facilities Management
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
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Before beginning your "assessment", let's outline the scope of what is being covered in this area. For the purposes of this exercise, we are defining the catalogue management process as follows:
The process of managing and updating a content-rich supplier catalogue repository with consistent information, classification, search capabilities, and information display across all suppliers.
Publishing and maintenance of new supplier catalogues.
Management of a comprehensive range of suppliers and items.
Purchasing integration: extensive search and item comparison (provision of rich content, classification and indexing etc.).
Supplier self-service maintenance to make the process easy without losing internal control.
Management of content including change management processes and access controls.
Synchronisation of catalogue items and prices with current contracts.
Minimised administrative time and effort for procurement.
Note: supplier web site punch-outs and PCards are also good techniques where available and appropriate.
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