Spend Matters and jCatalog talk trends and highlights with case studies in using smarter catalog management for a guided buying process to make procure to pay (P2P) manageable for stakeholders and the procurement function.
Catalogs often have a bad reputation, but the most progressive procurement organizations are using advanced catalogs to support complex category-specific requirements in the supply chain. These smart catalogs are replacing "old school" catalogs as a way to better engage stakeholders with more advanced approaches to preferred suppliers.
This session covers the use of catalogs to address complex MRO and Spare Parts requirements and smart forms for linking back to sourcing, and for support of “controlled configuration” rather than poorly controlled punchouts.
So throw away that dated notion of catalogs and their bad rap, and learn more about tools you'll need to change your thinking and your results (for the better).