First, you have to define what the heck you mean by a "supplier portal." Is it the web page and custom functionality you construct to coordinate all supplier interactions? Is it just a place for suppliers to check on payment status, do PO flips, and do some self-service data maintenance? Companies are all over the board in their definitions, and so are the technology suppliers who serve them. Having a supplier portal vision/strategy and an overall procurement information architecture is really important. It helps procurement and IT get on the same page so that they can better support the internal stakeholders, the suppliers, and themselves!
Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Scott Kraege, director at MOBI Wireless Management. Bring your own device (BYOD) programs have gained significant traction within […]
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Earlier this week, we began to explore the absurd nature of public sector sourcing requirements that require guidelines and handbooks spanning thousands of pages but […]
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In procurement, as in other areas, sometimes it's as important to talk about what you don't do (e.g., being a personal buying concierge of tactical […]
Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Jon Winsett, CEO of NPI, a spend management consultancy focused on delivering savings in the areas of IT, […]
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But at the moment, Coupa has chosen a no-fee path for suppliers. As such, any organization evaluating Coupa for e-invoicing (and broader P2P, since Ariba and other network fees can start with PO transmittal), should build a total cost model to understand what they’re getting into either way. If Coupa e-invoicing is more expensive up-front (which it might be based on pricing models we’ve seen compared to others), it may likely be materially less once supplier fees are factored in.
This post is based (in part) on material contained within the following Spend Matters Compass series paper: Beyond One-Off Initiatives and a Virtual Vendor Master […]
Later today (at 12:00 PM CST), I’m participating in a Spend Matters webinar with Dell’s Kevin Turner titled: 3 Ways to Earn Loyalty and Profit […]