Organizations of every stripe – small businesses, schools & colleges, and even some large companies – continue to email Excel sheets to approve purchase requests and issue a purchase order. While that’s better than paper, Excel still has numerous disadvantages particularly in today’s mobile-centric, data-driven world. You need a fully digital solution.Continue reading “How to optimize purchase order processing. Hint – Stop using Excel!”
Let’s face it – even though procurement management is an essential part of successful businesses, it’s one of the most disorganized activities at many organizations.
More often than not, inefficient manual processes are the root cause of these challenges. These messy and wasteful processes causes delays, errors, and workarounds that result in much larger downstream issues such as:
- Mismanaged supplier relationships
- Delayed projects
- Unnecessary legal costs
- Overworked employees
- Lagging stock price.
Procurement is a core operational function of any business. Without the ability to obtain the necessary materials, a business cannot manufacture its products.
Traditionally, procurement’s most important goal was to lower costs. However, the pace of modern business has accelerated dramatically. Today’s businesses also operate on a global landscape sourcing materials and selling products across the world. That’s forced procurement to become a digital, measurable function aligned with overall corporate priorities.Continue reading “Top 5 priorities for procurement in a 21st century business”
Procurement vs Purchasing vs Supply Chain Management – business people tend to use these terms interchangeably. While they are related and are all part of a company’s finance or accounting function, there are differences.
Let’s understand each one and the differences between them in more detail.Continue reading “Procurement vs Purchasing: What are the differences?”
Procurement is an essential component of any business. In order to operate effectively and produce its own goods and services, every organization must procure various goods and services from third party vendors.Continue reading “Streamline your Procurement Process | A Complete Guide”
Purchase requisitions and purchase orders – more commonly referred to as POs – are both key documents in an efficient procurement process for any business. They enable teams to plan purchases adequately, plan budgets, and provide proof of spending in case of financial audits.Continue reading “Purchase Orders vs Purchase Requisitions – how they are different”
People often confuse purchase orders (also known as POs) and invoices or use them interchangeably. In fact, they are two different documents that each serve their own purpose. Both are key elements of the procurement process for any business.
But what’s the difference between the two – and when would you use a PO vs an invoice?Continue reading “Purchase Orders vs Invoices – What You Need to Know”
How efficient is your sales process?
Although it’s not always easy to admit, many businesses know that their sales process isn’t as efficient as it should be, especially when it comes to sales order forms.Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Online Sales Order Forms that Boost Sales (with Examples!)”
A purchase order is one of the necessary types of paperwork that many business owners dread. The purchase order process is often long and complex and requires large amounts of back and forth communication. Too often, information gets lost in this type of unorganized communication – and even when it doesn’t get lost, it’s difficult to keep track of everything in an organized fashion.Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Purchase Order Process Automation”
Digital transformation – it’s on everyone’s mind. As machines and software get faster and smarter, every organization understands that it cannot afford to get left behind. Where to start?Continue reading “Get ready for business process automation”