It’s simple: choose the solution that was built from the ground up to manage your procurement process.
Looking for a simpler way to manage your procurement process? With Unimarket eProcurement, you can have it all—from shopping, to requisition approval, to purchase order creation, to confirmation of receipt of products and services. No matter how your people are spending—catalog, non catalog, blanket orders, request for quote—it can all be done efficiently through the one platform.
Your people will love it because it makes shopping simple and easy, and your procurement team will love it because you’ll finally be able to realize the benefits of centralized buying, control, and visibility. Flexible and optimized to work the way you do, you can be sure that with Unimarket you'll spend less time on procurement and more time delivering the results your organization needs.
How does eProcurement get procurement done right for you?
Intuitive, familiar shopping experience
Marketplace is the foundation of our eProcurement solution. We’ve designed it to work just like any other online shopping experience, so it’s easy for anyone to use. Your users will feel right at home, thanks to familiar functionality like cross-supplier search, favorites, shopping lists, and simple shopping cart checkout. And because Marketplace makes shopping easy and familiar, they will actually use the solution rather than looking for ways around it. With all your spend going through the platform, you'll have greater visibility and control.
Fully configurable approval workflows
Approval workflows are like opinions: everyone has their own and they’re generally quite attached to them. That’s why we’ve built our solution to be flexible and configurable, so your approval workflows can be set up to meet your organization’s specific policies, business rules and compliance requirements. And once they’re set up, they’re fully automated so they just… flow. Best of all, you sleep better because you know there is consistency in your purchasing process, all spend is pre-approved in line with your organization’s requirements, and all decisions are recorded so you can show a clear, auditable process.
Integrated with your finance system
Unimarket eProcurement provides flexible integrations with a wide range of financial systems, including SAP, Oracle (including PeopleSoft), Ellucian (Banner and Colleague), Workday, Blackbaud, Microsoft Great Plains, and TechnologyOne. Procurement and Finance can work hand-in-hand across your entire purchase to pay process, and, because data flows easily, everything is synchronized and your finance system remains your master system of record. If you choose flat file integration, you can be up and running very quickly.
Centrally manage all types of spend
Catalog, non catalog, blanket orders, request for quote—Unimarket eProcurement has it all covered. No matter how your people are spending, it can all be done efficiently through the one platform. Everything is managed centrally and nothing gets approved without going through the same consistent checks and balances. The future looks a whole lot clearer when you have the tools to track and report on all types of spend.
Automated process from check out to delivery
Once a user has finished shopping and checks out, they can just get back to doing what they do best, knowing that Unimarket will automatically create a requisition (with billing and shipping information and line-level account codes, of course) and send it through the appropriate approval workflow. Once the requisition has been approved, Unimarket springs into action again and generates a purchase order that is automatically sent to the supplier, either via email or through direct integration to the supplier’s order fulfillment system (can anyone say cXML?). The supplier receives and fulfills the order and, just like that, your user receives their order and carries on delivering the results your organization needs. All of this, with no paper and everything in line with your purchasing policies. And did we mention you can have it set up so budgets are checked before the purchase order is created? Unimarket does it all. It’s not magic but it does feel like a bit of a miracle.
Change orders, blanket orders, custom forms—all covered
It’s a fact of life: things change. That’s why our solution allows you to make changes to purchases even after the requisition has been approved and the purchase order has been sent to the supplier. With blanket orders, you can achieve the ultimate in control for yourself and flexibility for your users by allowing them to purchase within a pre-defined budget over a specified period. And with custom forms you can attach to requisitions, you’ll be able to capture all the information you need to justify purchases or better track spend.
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We make procurement work, no matter what kind of work you do.
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Less friction, more momentum
Procurement is not something your users want to have to think about. They just want it to be easy to find and buy the things they need. And you want all your spend flowing through one platform, all of it going through a consistent, transparent process, so you can rest easy knowing that all your organization’s policy and audit requirements are being met and you have the visibility and control you need to help your organization plan and make the best possible decisions. You also want the breathing space to focus on strategic procurement, not daily purchasing headaches. With Unimarket, you get all of this. Remove friction and create momentum in your organization with a fully automated, easy-to-use procurement solution. Once that happens, you’ll be amazed what you can achieve.
Greater accuracy, fewer errors, less risk
Because Unimarket automates the whole procurement process, supplier data is managed centrally, workflows are set up according to your requirements, and spend is flowing through the one platform, you don’t have to worry about the many inconsistencies, inaccuracies and errors that abound when you’re using manual, paper-based processes. And as you know, the more you can reduce inconsistency, inaccuracy and error, the less risk there is for your organization. Everyone from your users to your organization’s leadership can rest easy knowing that the solution works the way you need it to, every step is auditable, and you can trust Unimarket to make sure procurement is done right for you.
One platform, all the insights
Do your palms sweat when someone asks you what insights you can provide around spend by supplier, product category, or buying group? Panic no more. With Unimarket’s built-in reporting and analysis tools, you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips and be able to easily analyze and report on multiple metrics. Procurement teams, department managers and buyers will have ready access to reporting and transaction history so that any requisition, order or receipt is just a click away. Bet you won’t miss those filing cabinets full of paper. And the planet will thank you for reducing your carbon footprint.
Everything is faster
When you’re tasked with helping your organization function at its very best and also responsible for ensuring business policy requirements are met, the last thing you want to do is sacrifice speed on the altar of accuracy and consistency. With Unimarket, you don’t need to make this choice; you can have both. By automating the process from beginning to end, you reduce cycle time and the level of effort required at every step, which adds up to significant savings, both in terms of time and cost. But because all the checks and balances are built in, you don’t need to worry about increased speed causing a crash. Buckle up and get ready for everything to start moving faster.
Loved by all
It's one thing to implement an eProcurement solution; it's another thing to get everyone in your organization using it. This is why we're so focused on making our solution easy for everyone to use. By offering a shopping experience that's instantly familiar and comfortable for all users, and a purchasing experience that's designed to simplify approvals, orders and receiving, we help you achieve widespread adoption of the solution. And widespread adoption is how you realize the true value of an eProcurement solution, so choose a solution that everyone loves to use.
Easy to get started
Our secure cloud-based solution means there is no software to install and you’re always using the latest version with the latest features and updates. We’ll get you up and running faster, with low IT overheads and less ongoing maintenance and cost. Once you’ve entered the brave new world of eProcurement, we’ll be right there with you every step of the way, always ready to roll up our sleeves and provide ongoing training and support. We’ll help you keep things moving forward as you continue on your eProcurement journey.
Easy integration with your favorite suppliers
Many of the suppliers you know best are ready to connect with you right away because they're already part of Unimarket's integrated marketplace.
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