PunchOut Catalogs – An Efficient Order Process for Your Key Customers
Many large organisations use Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software. It is increasingly a requirement of these companies that their suppliers must provide an online catalog that is able to connect to their purchasing software using the cXML or SAP Open Catalog Interface (OCI) standards.
catalog360 is a proven ready-to-go PunchOut e-commerce solution, which enables suppliers to connect their store directly to the buying software used by purchasing departments of large organisations. This allows suppliers to access this large market sector, and so greatly increase their customer base.
SAP Open Catalog Interface (OCI) is a method of connecting a supplier’s online store directly to the special purchasing software used by many large buying organisations. Buyers are able to punch out from the SAP purchasing software into a supplier’s online store, and details of items selected are returned to the purchasing software in a purchase order. This has advantages to the buying organisation, in being able to control spending patterns and costs, and also limit purchases to approved suppliers. It also has advantages for the supplier, in being able to get preferential access to large buying organisations, in addition to cutting error rates, reduce invoice queries and increase sales.
We’re happy to recommend catalog360 for SAP OCI PunchOut. Our safety equipment catalogue works well in catalog360, and we have cemented our relationship with a key customer by providing them with this method of ordering.
Thank you to catalog360 for a very smooth running of our new PunchOut Catalogue. We are very impressed at the level of communication and service that we received and how proactive you are as a company. We would recommend catalog360 to any of our customers or suppliers. Thanks again.