As budget season approaches it may be time for your organization to take a look at cloud hosted solutions for portal based procure-to-pay processes. In addition to cloud hosted AP Automation, there are a number of other processes that lend themselves to automation and vendor self-service via vendor portals or supplier portals. Join ICG for […]
Vendor portals (supplier portals) can be a powerful tool in enabling vendor self-service in your organization from your procurement and purchasing operations to the accounts payable department. By leveraging the flexibility of a supplier or vendor portal, companies can automate non-value add processes and let vendors collaborate with your organization on-line, 24×7 from anywhere in […]
Getting it right from the start will pay big dividends in both money saved and securing your supply chains with a strong vendor community!
More and more companies are tracking their companies “diverse” vendor population and reporting on purchase percentages and total spend dollars with these diverse vendors. In these current times many companies have redoubled their efforts, or started new initiatives, to insure their organizations have diversity within their vendor and supplier populations. For starters, it is important […]
For many organizations obtaining and sharing critical supplier information between different functional areas can be a frustrating task. Siloed organizational structures, disparate systems that don’t communicate with each other and differing business objective are factors that contribute to this situation. In fact, other key areas that have a stake in supplier relations such as supply […]
In this new social distancing world, push non-value add tasks back to your vendors. Vendor self-service is hardly a new concept, it has been gaining traction steadily, especially with larger companies. Using the many procure-to-pay tools and systems in the marketplace companies can reduce costs and gain efficiencies by pushing non-value add activities out to […]
Today as cloud based applications are becoming more ubiquitous, AP automation, including many of the sophisticated technologies that were out of reach in the past, has become more affordable and available to many more companies.
Back Office Word of the Week 11/4/19 In business, Compliance is defined as the confirmation that a provider of a service or a manufacturer or supplier of goods, adheres to all the requirements, regulations, legislation and specific standards of a contract. Ongoing maintenance and tracking of expiring certificates, licenses, permits and contracts is necessary to […]
Back Office Word of the Week 10/21/19 A vendor packet is a collection of forms and documents that a buyer sends to a potential new vendor in order to start a relationship. The packet includes all the necessary information needed to set up a new vendor for payment and compliance. Vendor packets can be relatively […]
Back office Word of the Week 10-14-19 Supplier onboarding, or vendor onboarding, is the process of gathering the documents and data needed to set up a company as an approved vendor and to enable your organization to efficiently conduct business, purchase goods and services, and make payments to that company. A supplier onboarding or vendr […]