PunchOut Catalog Systems, Traditional Procurement Systems, Punch Out Catalog Development Austin - Clarity Ventures
If you are a corporate manufacturing or eCommerce website that routinely interacts with third-party suppliers, you may be considering a PunchOut catalog system. What is a PunchOut catalog system, and how can it benefit you? Read on for an overview.
What is a PunchOut Catalog System?
A PunchOut catalog system is a way to integrate two websites – buyer and supplier – to reduce workflow in the supply chain management process. Essentially, it allows a customer to add to their shopping cart in website A, and that shopping cart data can be automatically exported to website B (the supplier). A purchase order can then be created on the supplier's system. This makes the supply process as efficient as possible, and reduces potential communication errors between buyers and suppliers.
Modern Procurement Systems Versus Traditional Procurement Systems
Modern procurement systems now allow for the ability to import supplier catalogs directly, maximizing efficiency and communication.
PunchOut catalog systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of use. Consider traditional procurement systems: the supplier catalog items would have to be manually entered when a purchase order was placed, and the item in question would have to be located in a master catalog on another website and added to the purchase order. Modern procurement systems now allow for the ability to import supplier catalogs directly, maximizing efficiency and communication.
PunchOut Catalog System Development
Clarity has experience with PunchOut catalog systems and especially with integrating two websites so that they can securely share data with one another. Our back-end developers are able to tie together separate platforms so that shopping carts can be “copied” from one site to another. There is then a standard, streamlined and secure process for pulling information from one website and pushing it to another. Speak to a Clarity representative today if you’re interested in a PunchOut catalog system, product catalog development, shopping cart development, or have another need for integrating two websites together.
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