e-procurement


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e-procurement

(Electronic-PROCUREMENT) Purchasing online. E-procurement systems are used to obtain materials and parts via the Web or using traditional EDI standards either for internal manufacturing (direct procurement) or office supplies and equipment (indirect procurement). See supply chain management.
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E-procurement appears to have led to increased ability of firms from outside the home region to win contracts.
Morrison: E-procurement is the business-to-business (or business-to-consumer or business-to-government) purchase and sale of supplies through the Internet or other information and network systems.
Coupa says it has taken a different approach to e-procurement software by combining the power of enterprise-class, procure-to-pay solutions with the user experience of consumer-oriented Web 2.
As university purchasing transitions from the paper-based, clerical activities of the past to the time- and cost-efficient, automated, self-service environment offered by e-procurement, a growing number of vendors have populated the field in recent years.
In April, the DWP's procurement chief cited the e-procurement system as an innovation that has allowed the DWP to save time and money on about $120 million of the approximately $883 million in contracts that the municipal utility awards each year.
Neef defines e-procurement as "business-to-business electronic trade" and explains how the successful implementation and execution of electronic trade can result in significant financial benefits for firms.
E-procurement contributes savings to the bottom line, but it is not a general panacea, according to speakers at CIMA's hot topic forum on implementing e-procurement.
If an e-commerce-enabled Web site is like a grocery store open to anybody with a full selection of products, then an e-procurement system is like a private store in your company.
To expedite a user's first e-procurement experience, according to Christopher A.
More companies across Canada are considering implementing e-procurement -- an Internet-based, corporate-wide buying strategy -- because of the substantial financial benefits it offers.
For most corporates, return on investment seems to be the last thing on their minds, although a recent KPMG report into e-procurement indicates that it could provide companies with up to 15 per cent savings.
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