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Smarter e-procurement software: 4 procurement case studies

OpusCapita’s latest eBook comprises 4 procurement case studies that look at some of the most common challenges and solutions in the world of modern procurement.

Chapter 1

The first of the four procurement case studies is based on the themes of speed, efficiency and ease of use in sourcing and procurement. The online case study is brought to life through a closer look at the OpusCapita procurement solution implemented by Austria’s largest mobility services provider..

Topics covered include:

  • What employees expect in a modern procurement solution
  • Why a personalized dimension to the shopping experience brings repeat customers
  • How our client implemented a consistent web-based user experience for all 40,000 employees

Chapter 2

The second of the procurement case studies covers the theme of bringing simplicity to the parts procurement environment. We demonstrate this through an online case study about a leading equipment-rental company and their implementation of a OpusCapita procurement system for spare parts management.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of an excellent online catalog for parts procurement from multiple suppliers
  • How ‘free text’ orders can be minimized
  • How ‘explosion view’ drawings can help with parts procurement
  • Why tight integration between procurement, financial and ERP systems means easier parts management

Chapter 3

The third chapter in the procurement case studies series looks at industries where procurement is central to operations, such as oil & gas, steel, shipping and automobile manufacturing. We bring this procurement for Maintenance, Repairs and Operations (or MRO procurement) to life through an online case study about Danish conglomerate Maersk.

Topics covered include:

  • The challenges of independent procurement and ERP legacy systems
  • How workflow automation can help with asset management
  • How effective catalog search is the starting point for an MRO procurement renewal project

Chapter 4

The fourth chapter of our procurement eBook looks at a procurement transformation journey that IBM embarked on with OpusCapita starting in 2009. The partnership began with catalog management and has evolved into a shared vision of the future of guided buying.

Topics covered include:

  • How IBM scaled a procurement solution to cover 90 countries, with over 4 million items from 5,000 suppliers
  • How  85% of all IBM external procurement orders are initiated by the requisitioner
  • A partnership towards a future of intuitive, hands-free procurement