The Content Process Legacy Systems Paper Catalogs CD’s eCatalogs Supplier Portal Rich Content How do you get from here . . . to here? Content
The Content Process Cleansing Standardization Enrichment Normalization Legacy Systems Paper Catalogs CD’s eCatalogs Supplier Portal Aggregation Validation Classification Rich Content QA Review Content
The Content Process Standardization Enrichment Normalization Third Party Purchasing Professional content management, only from e Plus. Publication Procure + Legacy Systems Paper Catalogs CD’s eCatalogs Supplier Portal Aggregation Validation Classification Syndication . . . or . . . Spend Management Rich Content QA Review Content
CLG ( Common Language Generator ) is a patented knowledge-based software application that transforms traditional legacy data into structured content
CLG currently contains over 500,000 business rules that it uses to recognize products and associate them with the proper classification automatically
By performing repeatable tasks on thousands of items in one process, CLG makes e-commerce catalogs affordable and commercially viable
Supplier Enablement Rule 1 eProcurement is only effective when people actually use it Rule 2 The biggest inhibitor to effective eProcurement is poor catalog content Rule 3 The main contributor for poor catalog content is lack of supplier enablement Enablement
The Supplier Portal provides an interface to Content+ so that suppliers can self-author their catalogs on-line.
Once information has been provided, it can be managed through its lifecycle, using the Content+ toolset.
Suppliers upload new data, and make changes and deletions, to a Staging Catalog. At that time, an e-mail message is sent to the Client Catalog Administrator.
The Catalog Administrator then has the option to review the data, and approve it or reject it.
Roles & Responsibilities Content Load Maintenance CLG QA Add New Items Production Catalog Paper Catalogs Legacy Data/CD's ePlus or Client activities These are the basic functions that give you good content, whether you perform them yourself, or have ePlus handle it all for you. Roles & Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities Services Enrichment Aggregation Hosting Turnkey Ready to Go ePlus ePlus stands ready to perform ALL of your content management as you wish. At any time, our skill sets can be transferred to you. Content Load Maintenance CLG QA Add New Items Production Catalog Paper Catalogs Legacy Data/CD's ePlus or Client activities Roles & Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities Staging Catalog Register Authorized? Add Import Edit N Y Supplier Similarly, via the Supplier Portal, your own suppliers can take part in Content Management, especially for updates. Services Enrichment Aggregation Hosting Turnkey Ready to Go ePlus Content Load Maintenance CLG QA Add New Items Production Catalog Paper Catalogs Legacy Data/CD's ePlus or Client activities Roles & Responsibilities
Suppliers use the Portal in order to lower the cost of doing business with their clients
Clients don’t have to upload and maintain supplier data themselves
Catalog Administration workflow routes data for approval before going into production
Facilitates the supply chain process by providing the right interface with the right controls, between the buyer and the seller
Summary Compliance Productivity Cost Savings Rule 1 eProcurement is very effective when people actually use it Rule 2 The biggest contributor to effective eProcurement is good catalog content Rule 3 The main contributor to good catalog content is effective supplier enablement Enablement
Improved spend visibility for sourcing and contracting
Contract enforcement delivers realized savings
Reduced latency in approvals process and physical touches
Lower transaction costs
Consolidated and fewer purchase orders
Automated receiving process
Less invoice queries
Cost Savings Productivity Compliance Procurement
Procure+ Process Requisition Auto PO Requisitioner On-line Approvals Order Status and History Approver Receiving Export Files Reporting Accounting Buyer Buyers Work Queue PO Management RFQ/Bid Management Accounts Payable Budget Check Suppliers Invoices Quotations . . . for matching with invoices from suppliers. Procurement