A Vinimaya Update: Version 6.0 and Beyond (Part 2) [Plus+]

The ability to influence shoppers at the point of search and acquisition is a key element of the Vinimaya experience, for which the provider receieved a process patent on in the federate search area. Speaking of the user experience, when a typical frontline buyer (e.g., employee) shops via Vinimaya (regardless of the underlying eProcurement system), they come into an environment where they’re greeted with a relatively simple screen with limited clutter and a long search bar. Clearly, Vinimaya has gone to school on Coupa in regards to this first impression, although Vinimaya is not quite at the same “clean” level – even if the power behind their federated search and presentation differentiates it from best-of-breed eProcurement tools that are not yet embedding this level of capability.

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