The heart of Procurement PLUS is a web portal built using Catavolt technology, which provides real time communications with suppliers.
Suppliers immediately get notifications of new Purchase orders and changes released in XA. They can accept the order, or propose changes to dates and or quantities in the portal. Advanced Ship Notifications (ASN) from your vendor update the shipment notice in XA and provide data in the XA scheduled receipts object to expedite receiving with data needed to streamline payment. Access to your forecast information helps them plan to better meet your requirements.
Buyers utilize XA Procurement Management to track PO status and interact with the supplier:
Other capabilities of Procurement PLUS:
• Electronic Requisition Approval
• Kanban Loop to create and control specific items
• Enhanced receiving with barcode labels and Advance Shipment Notifications
• Improved AP processing including Invoice Upload and ACH payment
• Drop Shipment Support
Procurement PLUS extends standard XA components Procurement Management and Materials Management with significant capabilities. Because the solution uses core XA capabilities, it is easy for users to learn, and easy for the IT team to install and maintain.