Procurement challenges are the norm, unfortunately
Organizations face many challenges when it comes to shopping for and purchasing the products they need to run their day-to-day operations – from office supplies, to IT equipment, to cleaning suppliers, and more. It’s typically a manual and disconnected process. Time and effort are wasted trying to solve for rogue spending, working around complicated processes and systems, and manually tracking and reporting of purchases. If you’ve requested items or been the one responsible for purchasing them, you’ve likely experienced one or more of these inefficiencies.
A day in the life of a procurement pro
Take, for example, onboarding a new employee. When a new hire starts, this comes with some immediate needs, likely beginning with a laptop, keyboard, mouse, and cables, to get started. Many times, the process looks like this. The hiring manager emails or maybe even uses a sticky note to request what they need. Next, the buyer might physically go to a store, search multiple websites, manually look through a catalog, or even fax an order – all through non-approved suppliers. This takes away valuable time that the buyer could be using otherwise. Not surprisingly, there’s no PO, which means no visibility into the purchase until it comes time to submit expense reports or when accounting receives an invoice. Then come the questions. Who made the request? What was it for? Why was the purchase made? Even more time is wasted tracking down the answers.
What happens in your organization when you need to buy products needed to run your day-to-day operations? Is it easy for the hiring manager and procurement pro to request, find, and buy what they need? Or is it a tedious, painstaking, and manual process?
If your process is manual and inefficient (like so many others), we have a solution for you.
Procurement technology, savings, and a consumer-like shopping experience
We’re partnering with Varis to bring you a consumer-like procurement technology with a marketplace of trusted suppliers that give you access to pre-negotiated contracts and associated discounts. Directly from within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Varis can be accessed from your dashboard and integrates with existing workflows to seamlessly automate the purchasing process.
What’s even better is that set up is quick, there are no additional licensing costs for your current users (yes, you heard right), and you can start saving hard dollars in a matter of a few hours!
For a quick glimpse of what the Varis for Dynamics 365 Business Central experience looks like, watch this 2-minute video.
If this is something you’re interested in learning more about, please reach out so we can discuss how to get you started with Varis for Business Central, today!