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Roadblock 1: Your eProcurement System Does Not Provide Users with Convenience

Technology brings great convenience especially to the world of business. A successful business takes advantage of the latest technology to make the transactions fast and easy. This is the reason why businesses are able to reach the peak of success. Providing their business the most efficient and effective tool to make things easier will lead them to success.

An eProcurement system is an electronic procurement system that is very useful in business-to-business transaction, business-to-clients or even business-to-government sale and purchase of services and supplies. This is done with the help of the internet which is a great source of useful information and also has something to do with the networking system like enterprise-resource planning and electronic-data interchange. eProcurement is done with a particular software application that has powerful features to support and manage the flow of the business. It includes powerful features for suppliers. It includes complex auctions and supplier management as well.

This new generation system is now in demand as it gives great benefits not only to the people behind the business, but also to the valuable clients. Effective utilization and deployment of an eProcurement system is one of the ways for any business companies to take a better control of corporate spending and to lower the procurement budget. A business-to-business purchasing can be as efficient and convenient as online shopping experience for buyers. The eProcurement system connects  shoppers directly to their suppliers. The advantage of this is that it not only removes all manual record-keeping or any other processes associated with purchasing, but it also allows for acquisition of valuable data.  Another thing is that it also enforces contract compliance. It allows the company or the business to become competitive in procurement planning and analysis.

Based on a study, companies that deployed an effective eProcurement system improved their procurement departments’ efficiency by 50%. Another good thing about this is that it increased the contract compliance by 80%. Aside from the success and numerous benefits that the solution can provide to the company, one of the barriers to a successful eProcurement is that it does not provide the users with a one-stop shop feature.

Corporate shoppers today enjoy the benefits and convenience of online shopping. Online retailers invest a lot of money to make the buying, shopping, and shipping process more convenient and as personal as possible. As a buyer, you will notice and surely appreciate these great qualities. This is usually one of the main reasons why people keep on going back to a website. Keeping a powerful system is the key to make the website as profitable as possible.

Some eProcurement systems fail to deliver the promises that the firm reported to its clients. Some of the systems provide corporate-shopping experiences that unfortunately bring inconvenience to the buyers. It forces the buyers to make use of disparate interface for different categories of services and materials. Thus, making sure that the system is functioning well is important. This will not only prevent any inconveniences, but it will also help you gain the trust of your clients.

February 12, 2013
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