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
ReThink Spend Management
End-to-End 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
Implement and Improve
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
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 purchasing process as follows:
The "upstream" processes of Purchase-to-Pay (P2P).
Indirect goods and services - everything your organisation purchases to support operating the business, not including raw materials or products purchased in high volume for manufacturing or resale:
Routine commodity items such as office or maintenance supplies.
More technical items such as computer equipment or software where an expert buyer may be involved in addition to the employee who needs the item.
Capital items and specialised services (note: normally, the full process for these items will also include processes covered by sourcing and supplier engagement).
From: employee purchase request or requisition.
Through: authorisation (or denial).
To: purchase order placement.
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