Managing Requests for Quotation…
Purchasing managers today need the ability to easily collaborate and securely interact with their suppliers and partners, and to also have continuous visibility into the status of that interaction – whether through RFQs or other forms of social communication.
Balancing costs, timing and quality in purchasing decisions is critical. Knowing what happened, when, and by whom is equally important. Yet, some of the most valuable interaction today is done using ad-hoc methods and tools.
With Kenesto, we support the Social concepts gaining popularity among workers of today’s generation for different ad-hoc forms of communication, collaboration , interaction and workflow management. We do this while also providing a complete history of what happened, where things are, where they’ve been and a view into the socially-oriented business conversations that happened along the way.
Kenesto’s unique approach and combination of capabilities help improve some of your most challenging Partner & Supplier Collaboration issues:
- Communicate with all your external vendors - Kenesto seamlessly and securely involves everyone inside and outside your company who needs to be involved in participating RFQs and other procurement and supplier interaction workflows. This is true whether or not process participants have existing Kenesto accounts.
- Real-time knowledge and analysis of the progress of your processes – No matter how many RFQs, Bid Packages, files requiring Review, or other collaboration processes you have out for response at one time, with Kenesto you’ll always be able to know the status of each, as well as who has done what and when, in a simple, graphical, social view.
- Manage all the right documents and attachments for your processes in one place – securely – in the cloud. Kenesto allows you to store all the necessary information your partners need, overlaid with pre-defined or ad-hoc workflows, in a cloud environment offering true multi-tenant security. You can easily make selected documents available to some individuals while not others. You control whether users can either view or download information.
- Approved users both inside and outside your company need nothing more than a browser to access documents. When users have completed their pre-defined or ad-hoc tasks, it all becomes a permanent record of what was done.
Kenesto helps purchasing professionals resolve competing objectives more effectively. With Kenesto, your partner communications are not only processed faster and more transparently, they are also more social and more flexible. This enables purchasing managers to manage costs while enhancing service.
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