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E-Procurement as a Means of Controlling Costs

In recent years, the relevance of electronic procurement for companies, but also for the public sector, has increased in order to enable lean and cost-effective processes. The Dutch system house ESIZE is using the powerful Intershop platform for this purpose. The procurement channel was developed specifically for electronic purchasing in companies. This solution is already being used by the national ministries of finance and social affairs and by the e-book retailer Bruna.

Challenge

  • Electronic procurement as an integral part of the company strategy
  • Technological and cultural hurdles based on the company's history
  • Control expenditure and reduction of average cost

Solution

  • Intershop platform with procurement channel
  • Central management of the project by the cross-company organization PIA (Dutch Professional Purchasing and Subcontracting)
  • Implementation partner and consulting firm LogicaCMG

Other benefits

  • Central management of authorizations and authentications
  • User-friendly interfaces with easy navigation
  • Demand reports are transferred directly online
  • Solution for simplifying and optimizing contract management with centralized functionalities

E-Procurement as a Means of Controlling Costs

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Roelof Swiers
Roelof Swiers
Country Manager Benelux