Bellwether Purchasing Software

RATING:

4.75

(68)

About Bellwether Purchasing Software

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...

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Bellwether Purchasing Software Pricing

Pricing example $8.50 per user for 200 users per month per year for BPM software. Fewer users cost more Available purchasing management modules: Requisitions, Purchasing, Receiving, Invoicing, Inventory - EPMX includes Contract Administration, Asset Management, RFQ, PunchOuts See our Supplier Network that will save you 8-12% over your current discount level!

Starting price: 

$8.50 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

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Bellwether Purchasing Software Reviews

Overall Rating

4.75

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 68 reviews

Rosann

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Newspapers

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

September 2022

A lot of functionality for a moderate investment

Overall, we've had a very good experience with this software.

Pros

Our primary use is for inventory management and stock requisitioning. The system works very well for those functions and has vastly improved our inventory audits. At the time we purchased (2010), web-based software was just becoming popular and was a huge plus.

Cons

We've been using it for so long now (12 years) that its use is second nature so it is hard to think of a specific "con." I would say at this point in time, one could be that there is not yet have a mobile app. Since the software is used primarily by our distribution team that works from the field, a mobile app that allows them to create and submit stock requisitions would be ideal and further streamline our efficiencies.

Reasons for choosing Bellwether Purchasing Software

Offered good functionality and was customizable to fit a moderate budget.

Reasons for switching to Bellwether Purchasing Software

Desired web-based software and the previous system was antiquated and was not performing properly .

Kerry

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Libraries

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

July 2022

Long time user of user-friendly Bellwether

For our public library, this product is the right price and has the right functionality for us. It is fairly easy to use for an average user. On the administrative side, it is easy to figure out for the most part. Some things like reports and items entries and be a little difficult.

Pros

Bellwether is simple and easy to use. It is affordable for most small businesses.

Cons

The reporting function and search functions of Bellwether could use some improvement. The search function is not the easiest, and compared to other software programs on the market, I believe it could work better. The report function is clunky and has never been a key feature of Bellwether, so if your organization requires financial reports from your PO system, this is not the software for you.

Reasons for choosing Bellwether Purchasing Software

The cost and live budget access for end users.

Kevin

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

January 2023

Exacore Review

I enjoyed working with Tammy and the Bellwether team. Very responsive and understood what we needed to work asap and it was a great support for our company.

Pros

We started our company when we had almost no processes in place and Bellwether was a critical component for issuing purchase orders for our projects. We did not utilize all of the features that were available, but the software was very helpful.

Cons

Our company decided to go with another ERP system rather than Bellwether for reasons related to familiarity of another system with our finance team. There was not much from a purchasing side of things that was not meeting our needs.

Reasons for choosing Bellwether Purchasing Software

Pricing, ease of use and efficiency.

Inna

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Packaging and Containers

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

August 2022

Review

Pros

Sends reminders when PO's need approval.

Cons

Filtering functionality is not as robust as it could be.

Anna

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

November 2022

Harbor Bridge Project Bellwether Review

Great! We previously used excel to for requisitioning which would need to be printed, manually signed by approver, scanned and then emailed directly to Procurement. PO's would be in an excel as well, then saved to PDF and emailed to Vendors. This cuts down on a lot of miscommunication and "lost" req's/PO's

Pros

The ease for field team members to submit requisitions, on multiple devices. The ability to turn a requisition into a PO and transfer the data seamlessly. The ability to see the status of the Req's and PO's easily and quickly.

Cons

The amount of clicks it requires to search something - option to short key would be great! Also, when multiple PO's are approved they come together in one PDF, even if they are for several different vendors and they have to manually be separated through adobe.

Reasons for choosing Bellwether Purchasing Software

Ease, training components, overall design, functionality.

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