There has been a lot of talk lately about supplier portals and Supplier Information Management (SIM), but there is still much confusion among buyers. Many questions remain as to why vendor portals are important, what to look for, and how to shop. In fact, if you ask five people what a supplier portal does, you may likely get five [...]
I was recently speaking with my colleague Josh Morrison (who heads up our client consulting practice at Lavante) about the state of Supplier Portals. During the conversation I relayed some of the raw commentary I received in the wake of a recent webinar, "Why are there so many Supplier Portals?" In the lead up to that presentation, during the event in the chat box, and immediately following it, I received more commentary based on that material than I had ever previously received from any other presentation topic.
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 [...]
The Lavante Elves have been hard at work constructing world class educational content throughout the entire year. We thought this holiday season was a good time to look back over the work they've done in 2015 and send one last holiday gift to everyone on the "nice" list - and everyone on the "naughty" list [...]
Wow... just... wow. You know how when film critics are talking about movies they say, "If you see only one movie all summer... make sure to watch 'blah blah blah.'" Well I have to make the same claim for the Supplier Portal webinar from yesterday. If you sit through only one webinar all year long, [...]