Tip Tuesday: Compatibility Mode

What's New? | Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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If you are having trouble using Puridiom software, make sure that your are in compatibility mode on Internet Explorer.

To add a site to the Compatibility View List follow the steps below:

1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Compatibility View Settings.

3. Under Add this website, enter the URL if the site you want to add to the list, and then tap or click Add.

To activate Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility View *

1. On the Start Screen click the Internet Explorer, IE, desktop site.

2. From the desktop view locate the IE icon on the taskbar and click it.

3. Once IE opens, in the address bar enter the URL of the site where you are experiencing issues.

4. Press Enter.

5. Press the F12 key on the keyboard.

6. At the top of the F12 panel, select Browser Mode IE 10.

7. Select Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility View.

8. Close the F12 panel by pressing the F12 key.

*Can only be used in the desktop version, not in the mobile version.

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If you have any questions, please ask below or by contacting us.

Do you have a tip you want to share with Puridiom users?  Let us know by emailing us at suggestions@puridiom.com.

Online Webinar
In Association With

Top-Notch Negotiations Generating Value & Revenue
April 9, 2014 2:00 pm EST

Educational Webinar by Dr. Soheila Lunney, Ph.D
$99.99 includes 1 CEH per registered attendee

The ability to negotiate effectively in today’s turbulent business climate can make the difference between success and failure.  Successful negotiators approach supplier negotiations as an opportunity to create value, rather than simply battle over price concessions. This educational webinar provides the art and science of building winning negotiation strategies for procurement professionals and contract administrators.  Specifically, you will: 

  • Learn negotiation principles & strategies,
  • Leverage buying power,
  • Generate innovative value-added services,
  • Understand the psychology of negotiations,
  • And much more.


Presenter and Educator:  Dr. Soheila R. Lunney, President, Lunney Advisory Group LLC

Dr. Lunney is co-author of “The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Stragegies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals,” and subject matter expert of Procurement and Supply Management best practices.  Her company provides coaching, mentoring, and training services that enable clients to pursue and achieve excellence in their processes and practices. Prior to founding her company, Soheila was vice president of procurement for Education Management Corporation (EDMC). She was also Director/Deputy to Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer Corporation where she held various positions with increasing responsibilities in research and development, logistics, customer service, materials management, and procurement. 

Dr. Lunney is a frequent speaker on supply chain management at professional organizations and conferences, sole holder of a U.S. Patent relevant to Polyurethane Technology, and author of several publications. She is a popular blogger for My Purchasing Center

Moderator: Dennis Toohey, Director of Solutions, Puridiom

Dennis Toohey is the West Coast Director of Solutions and Director of Health Care Solutions for Puridiom.  He has been a major force in the West Coast operations, developing new business opportunities within education, non-profit and health organizations.  A veteran of procurement, Dennis has 20+ years of experience in procurement management and systems, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management, and has a personal working history with the Puridiom solution.  Dennis is a BBA and MBA graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1 hour of continuing education. It may be applied toward ISM CPSM recertification, CPSD recertification, C.P.M. recertification, and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.

99th ISM Conference | May 5 – 7

Conferences | Friday, March 14th, 2014

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What: The ISM 99th Annual International Supply Management Conference & Educational Exhibit

When: May 5 – 7

Where: Las Vegas, NV

More Information:

Power Up Your Procurement Game with Puridiom. Join us in Las Vegas, NV, May 5 -7 2014,  as we once again sponsor this annual event. ISM’s annual Conference delivers rich content from practitioners with a strong track record in the field. Find solutions in risk management, services procurement, talent management, and business management and supplier strategies.  For more information or to register to the ISM website.

This year we are hosting the Puridiom Procurement Solution Center, Booth #623.   Procurement specialists will be on hand to analyze your specific procurement needs and find the components that add up to a perfect procurement solution for your organization.   While your there, tell us what you would like to see in a procure-to-pay solution and enter to win a Mophie Powerstation!

Can’t make the conference?  Contact us, reference ISM conference in the message block, and we will be happy to have our procurement specialists speak to you.  See you in Las Vegas!

More on Mobility and Procurement

What's New? | Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Mobility in the world of procurement is becoming a reality.  More companies are releasing apps to make procurement functions accessible on mobile and smart devices.  IT departments are rethinking the use of these devices and policies are being developed.  BYOD or bring your own device policies are one of the more popular practices being put into use by companies today, but this must be done with caution.  The article Tips for Mitigating BYOD Security Risks published by baselinemag.com talks about the threats that can come with a BYOD policy and how to mitigate these risks.  To summarize, the article recommends:

  • Use mobile device management software
  • Create an approved application list
  • Employ password protected access controls
  • User remote-swipe services

Taking these steps can greatly reduce the security risks that are associated with the use of personal devices at work.  Puridiom recently released Puridiom Mobile, a procurement app that can assist the procurement professional on-the-go, when at remote sites, or for quick access to analytical data.  Use policies will determine the how these tools can and will be used.

 

 

 

 

 

Puridiom Sponors SSON

Join Puridiom next week,  March 12 – 14, at SSON’s largest flagship event in North America, the 18th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week, which hosts 800+ shared services and outsourcing practitioners, industry solution providers and leading analyst firms for 3 days of information-sharing, networking and benchmarking.

Voted as the #1 conference they would attend in 2014 by over 60% of our US customers, this SS&O event features SSC Site Tours, shared services implementation workshops, plenary and round table sessions led by SS&O senior practitioners and interactive networking opportunities for peer-to-peer and peer-to-partner.

New for 2014 are the Functional Focus Groups, which allow attendees to start the week with other professionals within the same function and/or facing similar challenges, including Procurement, HR (Human Resources), GBS (Global Business Services) and F&A (Finance & Accounting).

2014’s SSON Big Ideas Speaker is the former Creative Director of Apple, Ken Segall; previous speakers have included senior representatives from NY Mets, BBA Aviation, Volvo Group Business Services, Siemens, Nationwide Insurance, Travelocity, GAP, Google, Minerals Technology, and the Hertz Corporation.

Also joining in the speaker mix is Al Jacobs, COO and VP of Puridiom, speaking on the empowerment of Procure to Pay  with AP processes.  Learn how aligning procurement and AP, automating and adopting best practices can reduce cost and generate hard dollar savings in his session, Empowering the Procure-to-Pay Process with AP Services.

Benefit from client case study lessons, shared services benchmarking, G6 sell-side industry panel insights, and takeaways from the Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winners by registering for the event today. Discounted packages available for early bird registrations, end-user/practitioners and previous Awards Winners, as well as VIP criteria-based attendees. Email events@ssonetwork.com with reference code ‘SSON_SPO__#1’ or call +44 (0)20 7368 9510.

18th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

March 12-14, 2013

Disney Contemporary Resort & Convention Center

www.sharedservicesweek.com

Puridiom Pro-to-Know

Congratulations to Puridiom’s Shelly Sherony for being selected as a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pro-to-Know.  The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy or academia who have helped their Supply Chain clients or the Supply Chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead.   Shelly’s dedication to her clients made her an obvious choice for this year’s list.   Listening to users of the Puridiom solution and assisting them with their unique challenges provides a better understanding of the procurement process, which ultimately factors into the evolution of the procurement solution.

Do you have a procurement question that you would like to have answered?  Challenge our newest Pro-to-Know and get your procurement questions answered!

 

 

 

Tip Tuesday: Requisition Line Quantity

Tip Tuesday | Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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Requisition Line items should always have Quantity of 0.  Zero quantity Line items on requisitions will default to a Cancelled status when it reaches the Order.

Do you have a tip you want to share with Puridiom users?  Let us know by emailing us at suggestions@puridiom.com.

Payment Options that Save Money

What's New? | Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Payment is one of the final steps of a complete procure-to-pay process.   And now more than ever, there are more ways to save with payment options.   Supply Chain Finance is a payment trend that has been around, and is coming into its own in 2014.   In a recent CPOrising.com article Trending in 2014: Supply Chain Finance, Andrew Bartolini takes a look at this market that has shown sustainable growth and significant opportunity ahead.

Supply Chain Finance allows a supplier to sell its invoices to a bank (or other financial institutions) at a discount as soon as they are approved by the buyer while the bank receives payment from the buyer.  This process significantly reduces the time between invoicing and payment and can increase the potential for discounts for the buyer.  The supplier also wins by receiving his payment earlier.  The CPOrising.com article details the benefits to suppliers and vendors, as well as the challenges and opportunities.

As organizations automate their AP processes and gain visibility into invoices, these types of programs will become more lucrative.  The faster an invoice is processed and paid, the greater the potential for discounts.

Find out more about Puridiom payment and AP processing programs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your requisition is your request to order prior to approval to spend. This number begins with R and can be found in your listing under “My Recent Requisitions”.

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In your requisition, it can be found in the top right hand corner.

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In your purchase order, it can be found under “General Information”.

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Your purchase order number comes once the requisition has been approved for spending and number string will begin with the year it was approved. You will find the purchase orders under “My Recent Orders”.

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In your requisition, it can be found under “General Information”.

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In your purchase order, it can be found in the top right hand corner.

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The purchase order number should be on the outside of all of your packages of your products ordered through Puridiom. If your supplier is not putting the purchase order number on the package, please make the eProcurement team aware so we can follow up with the supplier. The purchase order number is the number needed by the “Receiver” to receive the package(s) for your order.

The purchase order number must also appear on all invoices for items ordered through Puridiom. If the supplier is not putting the purchase order number on the invoice, please make the eProcurement team aware so we can follow up with the supplier (keep in mind that store purchases and service calls will not be able to have this information prior to invoicing). The purchase order number is the number needed by the Accounts Payable department to enter the invoice into Puridiom.

Procurement Trends

Big data, contingent work force, market volatility, mobility, outsourcing; how will these things affect you this year?  An Ardent Partners’ webinar: Procurement: 2014 Trends and Predictions took on all these topics and more yesterday.   The webinar was led by Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer of Ardent Partners, with an assist from Christopher Dwyer, Ardent Partners’ Research Director.  Andrew led the discussion by taking a closer look at Big Data and the impact it is having on procurement departments, and more importantly, how CPOs will begin to quantify and use this data.  Chris Dwyer contributed to the discussion with his analysis of the impact and growth of the contingent workforce and how that will be managed.  Additional topics were the market stability of 2013 vs. the predicted unstability of 2014, procurement outsourcing, and the influence of social media behaviors ultimately influencing how organizations communicate and conduct business via mobile devices.

An executive roundtable concluded the webinar and questions about mobility, contingent workforce management, and the impact of 3D printing discussed.  Many more questions and comments were generated by this webinar and we will continue to share these in the coming days.  Stay tuned for more on the Procurement Trends and Predictions of 2014.

On Demand Webinar Available This Week.