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Top 10 Vendor Portal Software Benefits

Vendor Portal Benefits take many forms. Many people do not realize just how integrated a configurable a vendor portal will end up until they bring their team together and start to collect requirements. Also known as a Supplier Portal, they are web-based and genuine vendor management solutions that provide multiple benefits with an excellent opportunity to work and communicate with your vendors in a safe, secure, and an efficient online environment.

Supplier Portal Software – What is it?

Supplier Portal Software can be called many different things, but to me, the simplest way of defining it would be to say that it is a genuine on-demand supplier communication tool. Supplier Portal Software can be used to transfer and organize data or to facilitate transactions for both the Buyer and the Supplier. Supplier Portals are configurable [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Supplier Portals, Supplier Data|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vendor Portals – Making the Best Decision for your Enterprise

Vendor portal software is not an easy thing to shop for.  There are so many elements you’re required to consider, including among others reliability, efficiency, long-term costs, and finally the ease of use and further development. Yet, it comes without saying that all organizations regardless of their size or structure share the same goal and that [...]

Supplier Adoption – Maximize the ROI of E-Invoicing

Supplier Adoption – Maximize the ROI of Your eInvoicing Supplier Adoption difficulties are very typical in business for most SaaS-based P2P solutions. For months, your company has recognized the need for a new invoicing system. You have interviewed and evaluated all the best systems and thanks to the introduction of your new eInvoicing program; you [...]

Successful Supplier Onboarding

Successful Supplier Onboarding  - an important element in your P2P automation.  Supplier Onboarding service and software providers frequently discuss their cutting-edge supplier onboarding tools to gather information from suppliers, but all of the expensive deployments can be in vain if your vendors fail to jump on board with the new process. In other words, the success [...]

Inaccurate Vendor Data Can Make Critical Corporate Initiatives Seem Foggy

Without current, accurate vendor data, a long list of corporate initiatives can be rendered unmanageable or even impossible to execute. From procure-to-pay, supplier diversity and tax compliance to strategic sourcing and social responsibility, vendor data touches multiple processes and can have a dramatic impact on priorities throughout an organization. Over the past few year, my [...]

Scrubbing Your Supplier Database

Your Supplier Database contains the data that is the foundation of most of you day-to-day purchasing decisions.  Regular scrubbing is not only a best practice for you and your team, but it is a necessary process if you hope to optimize your core enterprise functions. There’s plenty of room for improvements in this field. Without [...]

Seven Tips to Avoid the Impact of Bad Supplier Data

Bad supplier data can be at the root of many finances and accounts payable challenges. And there are many ways vendor data can be processed that cause duplicate vendor files to be set up. Consider the various ways that an enterprise can construct the name of their supplier in their ERP system.  The screenshot below [...]

Seven Tips to Avoid the Impact of Bad Supplier Data

Bad data can be at the root of many finance and accounts payable challenges. And there are many ways vendor data can be processed that cause duplicate vendor files to be set up. Consider the various ways that a company names can be constructed.  The screen shot below how the Lavante Contact solution has located [...]

Inaccurate Vendor Data Impacts Multiple Departments and Can Jeopardize Critical Corporate Initiatives

Without current, accurate vendor data, a long list of corporate initiatives can be rendered unmanageable or even impossible to execute. From procure-to-pay, supplier diversity and tax compliance to strategic sourcing and social responsibility, supplier data touches multiple processes and can have a dramatic impact on priorities throughout an organization. In my professional career, first as [...]