Once an organisation has a Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) framework in place to ensure proper purchase authorisations and enable automated PO/invoice matching, the next big step is to give employees easy access to content (catalogues, contracts and/or supplier websites) for specific goods and services available from authorised suppliers from within the P2P system.
This capability is essential to achieving a high percentage of spend under management. Employees are far more likely to buy the right item from the right supplier when it’s easier to do so than it is to buy from another source. Providing employees with the ability to search for and select the item or service that best fits their needs from within the P2P system streamlines the purchase process for the employee and drives dramatically higher on-contract spend for the organisation.
Many organisations find themselves with minimal supplier content available to employees within their P2P system. As a result, employees have no choice but to find what they need outside the system, then enter supplier and item specifics into the P2P system against ‘generic’ items to gain purchase authorisation.
Proactis Holdings Plc (LON:PHD) develops and sells business software, and provides installation and related support services in Europe and the United States. The company offers Spend Control and eProcurement solutions that help organizations to improve operational and financial performance by enhancing the way they buy various goods and services.