3 REASONS FOR BUYERS TO USE A MOBILE PURCHASING APP
Over the next 3 years, 65% of enterprises will adopt a mobile device management solution for their corporate liable users, according to Gartner, Inc. ‘The era of the PC has ended. Employees are becoming more mobile and looking for ways to still be connected wherever work needs to be done’ said Phil Redman, research vice president at Gartner. Faced with shorter time-to-market schedules, challenging cost constraints, increasing customer expectation, manufacturers accelerating their use of mobility applications. They are also using them to galvanize production, finance and selling strategies into a unified direction for a better collaboration to meet the customer expectations.
What about procurement? 3 reasons for buyers to go mobile:
1- Mobile App: connect to your data from anywhere anytime
2- Chatter: communicate and collaborate with your colleagues and suppliers
3- Reports &Dashboards: Real-Time Reports for anything at your fingertips Order This!, built on force.com, enables companies to standardize purchase requests, streamline purchasing processes, and gather data to support requests for preferred pricing from vendors. Benefits:
- Tracks purchasing processes, including requisition approval and purchase order creation
- Consolidates multiple purchase and requisition records under a single purchase order
- Lists products from preferred vendors in a purchasing catalog to support low-cost buying
Many companies depend on cumbersome manual processes when it comes to purchasing everything from ballpoint pens to fleets of cars. Procurement replaces those spreadsheets and emails with a centralized repository where you can track, monitor, and analyze the purchases your organization makes. Built-in reports let you quickly see approved requisitions, preferred vendors by item, and the amount you’ve spent with a particular supplier. You can track requests by purchase order, requisition number, item, requisitioner, and other key data. Dashboards let you quickly see your requisition pipeline — broken out by department — as well as purchase order totals by week. With Order This!, you can be sure you fully exploit your relationships with preferred vendors by tracking your purchases from them. You can consolidate each department’s purchasing requests so you qualify for the largest volume discounts available and negotiate the best pricing. Increase visibility and control over your corporate procurement operations with Spend Analytics, Procurement KPI Reporting, Contract Management, Supplier Relationship Management & Supplier Performance.
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