4 ways technology can improve your supply chain.
1 Feb 2019
When it comes to assessing Omnia’s suitability for your business, there are many reasons why it should be your platform of choice for supplier enablement if you’re already using SAP ERP. Here are 10 reasons your business needs an Omnia supplier portal now…
As you automate supplier management processes through the Omnia portal, you’ll increase efficiencies and your negotiating power, as well as eliminating the need for your team to spend time on data entry of supplier details. From automated onboarding onwards, Omnia is structured to save resource.
Within the easy-to-use framework of the Omnia portal, you can keep all of your supplier communications together in one place, making life easier for both them and your internal teams. All communication takes place in real time, and it becomes easier for your suppliers to respond to RFQs and other notifications.
A supplier portal allows all the relevant teams to see the same information. There’s no risk of multiple data entry, no chance of being cut out of the loop on communication threads and each individual with access sees a ‘single truth.’
How do you currently track KPIs? With the Omnia portal, you can expose maintained KPIs and have immediate visibility via the dashboard as to how your suppliers are performing.
Your suppliers can find all of the information they need, from blanket and individual notifications to contract and material details, in one place, in just a few clicks. Previously this could have entailed time-consuming emails, phone calls and meetings. Supplier enablement is key to developing stronger, more profitable relationships.
The Omnia portal is extremely straightforward to use, with a clear, very visual user experience and intuitive functionality. Circumventing the complexities of SAP is a benefit to both your internal teams and your suppliers, and Omnia’s simplicity is helpful in achieving quick adoption.
As businesses become increasingly agile and technology advances apace, the need to keep your suppliers up to date with new ways of working has never been greater. The Omnia supplier portal gives you a vehicle to manage this change by making sure that your suppliers are alerted in good time when changes affect them.
Omnia utilises data and business processes which are already established in SAP. Any changes made within Omnia update the correct location in SAP, in real time. This eliminates the chance of duplication and the need for repetitive data entry. As Omnia sits within the SAP stack, no extra hardware or integrations are required.
Whether it’s keeping track of order fulfilment or monitoring the upload of certification documents, you can see exactly who has completed which actions, and when. This creates a trail, should you need to revisit previous actions or communications, and simplifies reporting and supplier evaluation. Having a single, shared view allows you and your suppliers to troubleshoot in a timely fashion, thanks to the transparency provided by the portal.
By using Omnia, you can automatically address any issues with supplier data handling you may have had in the past, keeping GDPR front of mind. There’s no need for hard-copy paperwork and your suppliers know exactly what data you hold on them, as they have supplied account information themselves. You can control permission levels for added security.