The core module of the eRelation turnkey solution is ePROCUREMENT.
It is the starting point for communications between customer and supplier. All subsequent processes are also fully integrated: from confirmation of purchase orders, automatic checking of the purchase invoice down to remittance advice notes and transaction entry records.
eRELATION-PROCUREMENT combines conventional catalogue purchasing with convenient options for searching, intuitive operation and full integration into any existing ERP system. Especially innovative functions are the integration of purchasing services (spot buy) and access to invitations to bid and auction modules. In addition to this, external catalogues can be addressed via OCI (open catalogue interface-punchout) and integrated in the procurement process. All the data for accounting entries are saved and verified automatically:
- FI GL accounts
- cost accounting cost centres, project and order numbers and asset numbers etc.
- merchandise categories
A convenient, flexible workflow is available to cover all possible situations relating to release and approval. Thanks to a policy of roles and permissions for user administration, new users can be created and approved in the system or accepted from upstream systems or registered using single sign-on. From release and approval through to the ordering procedure, all steps are documented and archived to ensure traceability and to observe compliance and SOX guidelines to the full. Comprehensive reporting procedures down to individual article level round off the platform.
Save 50 percent of costs
Use of eRELATION-PROCUREMENT results in a significant reduction in the workload for the purchasing department and entails a frequently unexpected potential for savings. According to analyses, 50 percent of all procurement transactions are made for low-value consumables (class C items). These transactions can be simplified and automated by eRELATION-PROCUREMENT. Manual verification is virtually eliminated.