Bellwether Purchasing Software is an on-premise and cloud-based purchasing and inventory management solution. Primary features include requisitions, approval routing, purchase order management, receiving, invoice matching, inventory management and self-service order status.

The requisition module allows users to select items and add them to the shopping cart, customize field in order line and view budget spend by percentage on GL Account, Project, Job or other budgets. The approval module provides conditional approval routing based on order dollar amount, item types, department or other custom conditions. Users can approve/ reject whole order or line items.

The purchasing module provides purchase order creation in a single or multiple POs. The receiving module allows users to match shipment quantities, details, track partial shipments and rejections.

It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating system. Mobile web app for tablets and smartphones is also offered. Support is provided via email and over the phone.



35 Reviews of BPM

Overall rating

4.69 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Brandon D. from Gateway Church

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great PO software

We are finally able to have a cloud based software that allows us to easily track and gain necessary approvals for all PO and accounting needs!

Pros

We love the ease of use with approvals and cataloging. It is a great software that keeps everyone on the same page.

Cons

Sometimes the approvals can be randomized which makes the workflow take longer.

January 2019

Joshua from Gateway Church

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Heavy Bellwether User

Lot's of problems are being solved. One centralized place for all purchases makes keeping track of budgets a lot easier.

Pros

The User Interface is one of the best I've seen. Very easy to navigate.

Very quick and snappy for being a cloud based program.

Great catalog and template that make requisitions very easy to submit.

Cons

Not really any large cons. Easy to use and solves a lot of problems other software have.

January 2019

Tim from Gateway Church

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Vendor and Purchase tracking just got easier!

Bellwether software has provided the perspective and tracking needed to define and make purchasing decisions quickly with neccessary accountability.

Pros

The software is simple to navigate with user-definable fields. The catalog function allows tracking various vendor pricing and the Requisition/Purchase Order functions allow approval tracking as well as quick reordering without building from scratch.

Cons

Budget tracking views and departmental information can be difficult for the first few purchase entries but that simplifies after regular use.

January 2019

Sue from Gateway Church

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great program and Great customer service

Pros

The Bellwether program really helped us to get a handle on our purchase approval process and followup on outstanding orders. It tracks everything from purchase requests to invoices to budgets. The customer service has been stellar - we haven't had to make very many requests but when we do, we get a response very quickly.

Cons

A couple of minor things:
I would like to see the progress bar for the status of an order on the Purchase Order screen instead of the Requisition.
It would also be helpful to have the Add Item box a different color or somehow differentiate it from the Order Lines section. That has been a point of confusion for some of our users.

November 2018

Dana from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Easy to Use Product

This software has given us a streamlined approval process. It has also allowed us to monitor how much of a particular item we are purchasing and track cost increases.

Pros

The requisition and purchasing pieces of this software is very easy for the end user. The administrative side is also easy to navigate. I like that the menu items could be tailor for each user group and only see what is necessary.

Cons

I wish that the window size with in the program could be larger. At times the items descriptions could be difficult see.

October 2018

Jenna from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Easy to use

Pros

As a person who does not use this software every day (I am a secondary user who uses it to occasionally place orders for office supplies and uniforms), I can honestly say that it is very user-friendly.

Cons

There isn't anything that I do not like about this software.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied November 2018

Jenna, Great to hear that you like how user friendly our software is! Thank you, Kevin CEO

October 2018

Angel from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Bellwether rings my bell!

We love Bellwether!

Pros

The navigation throughout the program and it's ease of use is extremely beneficial when preparing a requisition.

Cons

The only "con" that I've experience is the time out feature. If it takes me longer than 10 minutes to prepare a requisition it will not submit and I must start over. This is very rare and I have made sure to promptly enter my items as to not encounter this set back.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied November 2018

Angel, Thank you for the positive endorsement. You may want to ask your admin to extend the time out duration in the system. Thank you, Kevin CEO

October 2018

Theresa from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Bellwether is a great product!

Pros

Bellwether is very easy to navigate. This software has helped me easily keep track of orders/PO's. I would recommend this software to anyone looking for a great product with great customer service!

Cons

The canned reports were not that easy to navigate in the beginning but when you take some time to read the help section you can figure out what report will satisfy your needs.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied November 2018

Theresa, Thank you for the great endorsement for Bellwether!

October 2018

Juan from Silbrico Corp.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory Software

Pros

As a member of an organization with where my main use comes in the form of reviewing orders and looking up archived information, I can tell you I really appreciate the ease in which I can access the files I need.

Cons

No cons. The software meets all my needs

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied November 2018

Juan, Awesome comments on Bellwether! Thank you, Kevin CEO

August 2018

MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Bellwether has streamlined our entire purchasing process

Overall it has streamlined our purchasing procedures.

Pros

Easy to keep things organized from requistion to approval to ordering. When we can use punchouts, they are awesome.

Cons

It would be nice to be able to upload a packing list/recipt after an item as been received in the system. Sometimes the "Receive" button gets pushed and there's no way to add a packing slip later.

It's also a bit confusing at first to have the REQ numbers not match up with PO numbers - they should be different formats or something, otherwise a requisiton of 010530 might become a PO number of 010555 while a prior requisition becomes PO number 010530.

It would also be handy to be able to search the list of POs for a certain vendor or item - as it is, you can sort the columns by vendor and find it that way but a search feature would be great.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied November 2018

Mikayla, Thank you for your endorsement of Bellwether! Kevin CEO

January 2018

Kevin from Sharklet

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

The Bellwether software is the most complete inventory software I've ever used.

Pros

I just started my job at Sharklet and Bellwether has made the transition into my role a lot smoother than I would have imagined. Learning Bellwether was very easy.

Cons

I want to be able to see what everyone at the company has put into the system from the time the requisition is made until it's been received.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied February 2018

Kevin Thank you for very much for the 5 star ratings. Please contact you admin to gain permission to see all requisitions, PO's, and received items. Kevin

January 2018

Binjie from Sharklet Technologies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

I can coordinate orders for my team much easier with Bellwether.

Pros

If I ask one of my technicians to place an order, they can do so very quickly and I can approve the order right away.

Cons

As an approver I would like to get updates anytime someone on my team requests an order. I have to periodically check the site to see if any requests have been made.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied February 2018

Binjie, Thank you very much for the 5 star ratings!!! Our support team sent you an email to confirm that email notifications are reaching you so you are aware of the current team request. Kevin

January 2018

Ryan from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Bellwether was easy to set up and easy to use.

Pros

Customer service for Bellwether has been amazing. They were available to help any time we had questions while implementing the software.

Cons

Sometimes I'll place a requisition for something that has already been requested, but since I can't see other people's orders I can't see that I'm duplicating a request that's already been made.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Ryan, Thank you for the perfect rating for Bellwether! Please contact your admin for permission to see requisitions submitted by other users. Kevin

January 2018

Preston from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Our ordering process is a lot smoother since we started using Bellwether.

It's much easier to use than our old software and saves me time every day.

Pros

I test a lot of different materials in our lab, so I'm constantly speaking with new vendors looking for the right product. Adding vendors in Bellwether who we've never worked with is really easy.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Preston, Thank you for the awesome review of Bellwether! Kevin

January 2018

MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Bellwether saves me tons of time every single day.

Pros

Bellwether is much easier to navigate than our old system. I used to spend hours on ordering every week and now I find myself only spending minutes out of every day.

Cons

I would like to see a custom notification feature added so I can control alerts about what items need to be approved.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied February 2018

MiKayla Thank you for your comments on how much time Bellwether saves you! Our support team reached out to you to walk you through how you can be notified of pending approvals. Kevin

January 2018

Hanna from Sharklet

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Bellwether is making my life way easier!

Pros

Our biology lab is always stocked now that we use Bellwether. My team can bring any requests to me and I'll have the order placed right away.

Cons

I would like to be able to request something as high priority so my boss knows to approve it right away.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Hanna, Thank you for high ratings for Bellwether! Kevin

January 2018

Axel from Sharklet

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

The bellwether software is the best!

Pros

We order from the same vendors most of the time, and bellwether stores all of their information for us so it only takes me a couple minutes to request many items.

Cons

I would like to be able to see what other requisitions have been made by people at my company, rather than just my own requisitions.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Axel, Thank your for the great review for Bellwether. Please contact you admin for permission to see requisitions submitted by other users. Kevin

January 2018

Angela from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Keeping our lab stocked with necessary supplies is much easier now that we use Bellwether.

Pros

As an intern, I'm in charge of making sure any supplies we need for experiments are on the shelves and ready to go for the week. Anything I notice we need can be relayed to my supervisor and ordered within minutes.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Angela, Thank you for recommending Bellwether! Kevin

January 2018

Alexei from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Bellwether has sped up our ordering and receiving process tremendously.

Pros

Any time we need something ordered quickly, Bellwether helps us order it immediately without any issues.

Cons

I would like to see a feature added that notes a requisition as high priority, thus alerting those in charge of approving it that such a requisition has been placed.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Alexei! Thank you very much for the praise for Bellwether! Kevin

January 2018

Nic from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2018

Excellent customer service, quick response time, easy software to navigate.

Pros

Easy transition from our old software, easy to add new vendors and items. Receiving orders is easy and uploading packing slips is very quick.

Cons

I can't see requisitions by other users which sometimes makes it hard to see if something I need to order has already been requested by someone else.

Response from Bellwether Software of Bellwether Software

Replied January 2018

Nic, Thank you for the great endorsement! Please contact your admin. They can change your personal setting to see all requisitions submitted. Kevin