Web-Based Distribution System (eBuy)
The activities after placement of Purchase orders comprises of monitoring the purchase order schedules, receipts, invoices, payments etc. and communicating with supplier with respect to the changes in schedules, specification etc. The eBuy allows an organisation to push out information about purchase orders, get confirmation about delivery schedule; goods receipt status and payments to its suppliers. Supplier can view only that information which is relevant to him.
Web-Based Procurement System (eBuy)
The organization can also publish information of interest to the general supplier community on an electronic notice board. The supplier on his part can communicate dispatch details to the organization. The organization and supplier can exchange order specific communication in the system. The system keeps a record of all these exchanges.
This ability of the Web Based Procurement System is to put information in self-help mode for the supplier can free up a lot of time for the Purchase function which can be used to purse strategic objectives.
The Enterprise content resides at the backend Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Legacy system. To successfully extend their business onto Web, organization need to share the critical enterprise content with their business partners.
eBuy provides a mechanism for seamlessly integrating backend ERP or Legacy system with front end Web system to enable secure exchange of information between the organization and its partners.
eBuy provides a connector between itself and the back end ERP or Legacy system of the organisation.
Information about Orders, Goods receipt notes and invoices are extracted from the back end by interface programs. The extracted information is then uploaded to the eBuy for extending it to the business partners.
The reverse auction leads to increased competition among suppliers, thus resulting in lower prices and reduction in time
Automate direct as well as indirect purchases
Increase use of ’Preferred Suppliers’
Orders raised in minutes not days
Remove maverick purchases
Operational in under 4 weeks