The Essential Elements of the Procurement Cloud Process
Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Rules (BPR)
In the Procurement Cloud Process, business process rules are configured to adapt the solution to specific customer needs. For example, the configuration of the approval workflow that decides how orders are managed from "shopping cart" to received invoice. Another example is the role-based configuration that controls which data and which functions each specific user can access.
|Cloud Process Tools for End-user Participants
The end user tools in the Procurement Cloud Process include flexible and easy-to use interfaces to maintain profile information, maintain price catalogs, order goods, register received goods, manage supplier invoices, and much more. For administration, there is a wide range of tools for business process rules configuration and for master data management. In addition, there are strategic tools for reporting and follow up.
|Master Data Management
The master data required to fulfill the end-to-end automated procurement process include company- and user-level information such as personal preferences, account plans and templates, authorization ledgers, and organizational structure hierarchies, but also the necessary information about trading parties, including contracts.
Business Process Network (BPN)
The Procurement Cloud Process connects customers to a growing network of suppliers ranging from commodities to service providers. Connecting new suppliers to the network is facilitated by our unique Connection Portal service.
|Process Improvement Service
The eBuilder Procurement Cloud Process is continuously enhanced and maintained through regular releases according to the strategic roadmap and operational release plan.
|Third-Party Best-of-Breed Cloud Brokering
Through the Business Process Network, it is possible to connect to and benefit from third party services. Examples include external article catalogues and providers of sourcing functionality.
|Information Monitoring and Management
Information monitoring and management is essential in the end-to-end procurement process. One example is the automated detection of events and nonevents in the order flow between buyer and supplier.
The performance management services ensure that all technical functions, including the connections in the Procurement Business Process Network, work correctly at all times.
Cloud Process Customization
|Cloud Process Hosting
The eBuilder Procurement Cloud Process is hosted in a robustly secure and scalable environment where customers can choose the level of service they require.
The standard Procurement Cloud Process is highly configurable in order to fulfill individual customer needs. All integration interfaces can be adapted to customer’s back-end systems if required. If further customization is needed, eBuilder can provide a customer-specific version of necessary components based on the standard solution.