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Here’s What Purchasing Managers Need to Know to Negotiate with Suppliers
As anyone with any amount of purchasing negotiation experience will tell you, this practice is part art and part science. While purchasing negotiation may seem a little intimidating at first, the most important thing to remember is it’s something that anyone can learn. Although there are people who make... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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How Setting Up PunchOuts to Vendors Will Benefit Your Business
A PunchOut provides a way to connect directly to vendors’ catalogs. By using a procurement software to set up PunchOuts, buyers have the ability to order directly through the web. Given all the benefits that this type of system can provide, it’s not surprising that usage of PunchOuts has... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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How Much Are Manual Purchase Orders Costing Your Company?
Although the question of much manual purchases orders is a topic that regularly comes up in procurement, getting a clear answer to this question can be surprisingly hard to do. Since so many purchasing managers know that this process is costing their company a considerable amount of money but... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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Why Don’t Purchasing Managers Negotiate?
One of the things we’ve noticed over the course of working with a wide range of purchasing managers and suppliers is that the majority of purchasing managers don’t negotiate. This observation is based on our own experiences, as well as conversations with numerous suppliers. While suppliers aren’t complaining about... Read Article
May 11, 2015
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Mobile Stats Purchasing Managers Need to Know About
One of the many features that Bellwether Purchasing Software offers is the ability to approve requisitions and purchase orders from anywhere. As long as you have access to email or a web browser, you can complete this task. A big part of why this flexibility is good news for... Read Article
April 23, 2015
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Procurement Best Practices in 2015
One of the big advantages of Bellwether Purchasing Software is that all vendor, price, procedural and other updates are automatic. That means these changes are seamlessly implemented without any need for technical support. The problem with many other types of purchasing software is automatic updates aren’t possible. Instead, all updates... Read Article
April 23, 2015
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Can Your Company Benefit from a Procurement Approval System?
Whether you’re a purchasing manager or an employee from another department, if you’re looking at Bellwether Purchasing Software, you may have already spent enough time reading about this product to know that it’s going to improve your efficiency and productivity. However, before you can start reaping all the benefits... Read Article
April 22, 2015
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What’s the Difference Between Strategic and Tactical Sourcing?
At Bellwether Purchasing Software, we’re committed to improving purchasing managers’ professional quality of life. Whether that means easily automating purchasing processes or providing clear information that can easily be shared with others, we consider ourselves advocates for this field. Since purchasing isn’t a practice that exists in a bubble, we’ve... Read Article
April 22, 2015
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How to Decide on Purchasing Software for Your Business
When it comes to selecting a purchasing software program to help improve purchasing in your company there are several things to consider in your decision-making process. Purchasing software is one of the best investments you make in managing your business, cash flow, and purchasing activities. However, how much benefit... Read Article
March 25, 2015
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3 Purchasing Manager Myths – Busted!
Bernd Geropp is a coach and consultant who works with CEO’s and entrepreneurs in a B2B industrial environment. You can read more about him on his site: http://www.more-leadership.com/. In the video below he identifies what he sees are 3 commons purchasing manager myths held by industry suppliers and vendors... Read Article
March 25, 2015
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