Consider this: As a supplier, you have multiple B2B customers, each using a different procurement system for purchasing. This can be a tricky situation. If all customers are using the same procurement system – say Ariba, it becomes much easier to setup PunchOut catalog for all customers. However, when every customer is using a different procurement system, does it mean you have to setup a separate PunchOut connection? Absolutely not if you are using adaptable PunchOut catalog technology.
Irrespective of the type of procurement system your customer is using, you really don’t have to provide a different PunchOut catalog. So even if multiple customers are using multiple procurement systems, you still have to create just one ‘Master PunchOut Catalog that can be integrated with any procurement system. Moreover, each customer will have access to his unique contract items and pricing only.
Adaptable PunchOut catalog technology eliminates the need to create a separate PunchOut catalog from scratch for a different procurement system. Consider this: You have 7 customers that are using Ariba, PeopleSoft, SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, Coupa and Sciquest respectively. Now to connect these customers via their procurement system does not mean you have to create 7 different PunchOut catalogs. You have to create just one catalog which can be connected to dozens of procurement systems in a unique way.
Moreover, each customer gets access to his own PunchOut catalog, which is unique in terms of product content. Non-contract products and pricing are not visible to the customer. So with this technology, with just one Master catalog, you can quickly create customized PunchOut catalog solution on the fly for that customer. The technology is adaptable and offers multiple platform connectivity. You can quickly implement PunchOut Catalog in days, no matter what procurement system your customers are using. No spending weeks to create custom catalogs.