This year has seen some significant new updates this year and several more are planned. Several of the updates including Tableau update, what-if scenarios using basis driven costing, configurable pricing have been rolled out or are being rolled out. For this issue, we will focus on the vendor-item feature as it enables e-registration of suppliers.
With vendor-item release, users can now enable supplier e-registration and notifications, thereby greatly simplifying and speeding upon supplier onboarding for SCA Planner.Ve
ndor-item management also facilitates product changes to be implemented faster. It enables propagating item changes to the suppliers, managing cost templates and contracts by vendor-item groups, enables easy supplier assignment for items by market and keeps all forecasts up to date to reflect any item changes.
Using vendor-item, you can easily collaborate with vendors for all different processes. Using e-registration, buyers easily onboard new vendors based on where the vendor is in the purchasing process – evaluation, e-sourcing, contracting or business awards. For current vendors, managing the vendor-item updates, buyers can keep the different processes active – be it market assignments, pricing, risk management, cost and capacity tracking.