How Proactis helped
With Proactis, users have access to the online ordering platform and can place orders directly from catalogs of referenced suppliers. The Purchasing department – the administrators of the tool – at Edilians can manage their own catalogs and have at their disposal a set of product references with the corresponding prices.
Edilians now uses Proactis for the majority (95%) of its 15,000 orders per year, with a few exceptions managed directly in the ERP system. Orders and receipts, which are also validated in the solution, are automatically integrated into the ERP, which then allows for financial follow-up. Proactis makes it possible to manage orders and receptions at each of Edilians' sites, which is made up of 17 organizations in total, each of which can accommodate customized settings in terms of validation, additional fields, number of users, etc.
"The Proactis suite offers a great deal of autonomy to the administrator, which is not necessarily the case in all marketplaces," said Emmanuelle Guinet, Category Buyer at Edilians. "The platform is very flexible and administrators can bring the tool to life easily and quickly. Since the suite is very intuitive, users have been quick to learn and adopt it."