Thoughtful procurement operations are critical for success in today’s business environment. BPM by Bellwether Software is a web-based Supply Chain Management solution designed to tackle the common challenges surrounding the purchasing process. Along with a standalone Procurement application, BPM also offers integrated applications for Supplier Management, Vendor Managed Inventory, Strategic Sourcing, and Contract Management for a comprehensive purchasing solution for companies in pretty much any vertical.
With BPM, new requisitions can be created quickly, items can be added with just a few clicks, and authorizations are processed in a secure platform. Users can easily requisition from online catalogs, inventory, punch out, or free form. Requests are automatically routed to the appropriate approvers; they can approve purchases directly from many devices, including iPhones. Purchasing managers are able to generate RFQs straight from requisitions, provide vendors with online portals for easy bidding, and convert winning bids into purchase orders with a single click. Purchase Orders can then be created from RFQs, requisitions, and previous POs. With BPM, companies can feel confident in complete, statistical control of inventory management.
We like the fact that BPM’s invoicing functionality integrates with leading accounting packages like QuickBooks, Sage, SAP, and more. This, combined with the fact that BPM doesn’t require an IT team to maintain, means companies can implement it quickly and easily.
We recommend BPM to small and mid-sized companies looking to put an end to thoughtless and superfluous spending, and gain an advantage in negotiating prices with vendors. Bellwether has been offering solutions for procurement, purchasing, and allocation management since 1986.