eConnect Supplier Portal
With Datanational's eConnect Supplier Portal, you will deliver on-line visibility of purchase orders on your business system to your suppliers. In addition to a web-based Purchase Order Inquiry, your authorized suppliers can also electronically acknowledge purchase orders, update scheduled delivery times, update product lead times and report shipments against their scheduled purchase orders or even the individual PO lines.
eConnect Supplier Portal includes extensive event messaging and communication functions with all of the parties involved, including your Planners and Buyers, as well as the supplier's users. Requests for changes in delivery times, quantities shipped or product lead times are e-mailed to an easily maintainable e-mail distribution list, based on everyone's assigned roles. Certain accepted changes will automatically update the business system, eliminating secondary transaction entry and efficiently closing the workflow loop.
As shipments are reported on the eConnect Supplier Portal, a unique transaction number (ASN) is generated and barcoded on the shipping paperwork. When the shipment is received at your door, the barcoded ASN# on the shipment can be scanned at your receiving dock with a barcode scanner directly into your system. This is done via a streamlined PO receiving program for a simple, one scan receipt process.
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Datanational's eConnect Supplier Portal is a Java-based eBusiness solution that can reside on one of your servers or on a web server that is hosted and managed around the clock by Datanational's technical support team. It is tightly integrated with your IBM System i (AS/400) ERP system, leveraging its existing centralized data source for all pertinent master files and supplier order records. The front-end application can be implemented within the IBM WebSphere Application Server (or Tomcat) infrastructure right on the IBM PowerSystem i or another Wintel or Linux server.