The Open Supplier NetworkSM: Supply Chain Management
The Open Supplier Network (OSN) delivers content and functionality for a fraction of the cost of point-to-point/behind the firewall solutions. As the largest independent supplier network in the world, Perfect Commerce and the OSN provide complete, On-Demand solutions that enable immediate and sustainable results.
- Own the Supply Chain - Outsource the Network
Negotiating trading partner agreements must be the core competency of the buying organization, but there are distinct advantages to outsourcing the infrastructure required to conduct this business. The Open Supplier Network:
- Eliminates costly point-to-point connections.
- Includes full service supplier adoption or automated supplier self-registration.
- Integrates easily with existing procurement and purchasing systems.
- Simplified Connectivity
A single connection links purchasing and e-procurement systems to the Open Supplier Network. Once connected, buyers and suppliers have the ability to send and receive POs and invoices using a web browser or the latest XML-based integration technologies. By providing a single point of integration, time to value is accelerated and the burden on IT resources is reduced. Connect once and transact with any trading partner large or small.
- Easy Supplier Adoption
The Open Supplier Network eliminates the need to support expensive point-to-point connections. With thousands of active suppliers, the OSN is likely to include many companies' top trading partners. If not, the OSN tools provide automated supplier self-registration, allowing suppliers to register via online invitations. Perfect Commerce also excels at full service supplier adoption and works hand-in-hand with suppliers using a proven adoption process.
- Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency
Aberdeen Research noted that, "One-third of companies' surveyed plan to use supplier networks and marketplaces over the next two years, adding to the 36% who already do." The reasons are simple - cost and scale. The Open Supplier Network delivers content and functionality for a fraction of the cost of point-to-point/behind the firewall solutions. As the largest independent supplier network in the world, Perfect Commerce and The OSN provide complete, On-Demand solutions that enable immediate and sustainable results.