BPM software


26 reviews(4.5/5)
26 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Bellwether has streamlined our entire purchasing process

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kevin from Sharklet

    January 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Binjie from Sharklet Technologies

    January 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Ryan from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    January 2018

    Bellwether was easy to set up and easy to use.

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Preston from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    January 2018

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

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    Value for Money

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    January 2018

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

  • MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies

    January 2018

    Bellwether saves me tons of time every single day.

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    Value for Money
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Hanna from Sharklet

    January 2018

    Bellwether is making my life way easier!

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    Value for Money
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    January 2018

    Hanna, Thank you for high ratings for Bellwether! Kevin

  • Axel from Sharklet

    January 2018

    The bellwether software is the best!

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Angela from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    January 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    January 2018

    Angela, Thank you for recommending Bellwether! Kevin

  • Alexei from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    January 2018

    Bellwether has sped up our ordering and receiving process tremendously.

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    Value for Money
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    January 2018

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

  • Nic from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2018

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

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    Value for Money
    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.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    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

  • Anoosha from Taashee Linux services

    Specialty: High Technology

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    having good experince while using this product

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    Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close

    Pros

    it Eliminates our out of control manual purchasing process. No more paper! Gain accountability, tracking, and reporting.

    Cons

    On the downside, most of the challenges experienced with e-procurement emanate mostly from the supplier and not the company but can have an effect on the procurement process. Training cost may be high. Any time technology is involved there is some level of risk to compromised data. What of a supplier who has for all the years been handling clients on a face-to-face basis? E-procurement will definitely become a challenge but it should not be an excuse to ignore e-procurement software.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Richard from Primal Health, Lp

    December 2016

    Great software and Service

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    Value for Money

    I would say this is the best PO and purchasing software I've used. It's great for any size business and I highly recommend it! Support and setup are a breeze and support staff is helpful, knowledgeable and very professional.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    December 2017

    Thank you for the kind endorsement of Bellwether!

  • Gina from Betra Manufacturing

    November 2016

    My 2 Cents

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    I think this is a good product overall, I haven't ever used customer support and don't know how much it costs so I can't really rate those, I gave them an average. I gave Features and Functionality only 2 stars as certain fields dropping out (all the time) can be frustrating and time-consuming. I often have to re-enter the supplier name or net terms, not sure why. I also wish the catalog search feature was a little more intuitive.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Wade from Bell Inc

    October 2016

    Overall - good

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    Value for Money

    Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    October 2016

    Bellwether appreciates your comments on BPM. Thank you for your high reviews for Ease of Use and Customer Support!!!! BPM is our light basic product that provides a lot of functionality for the low price we offer it for. We realize it may lack some features that is why we offer EPMX as our robust full featured heavy duty purchasing software. If you need more functionality please check out EPMX.

  • Brian from Lignetics, Inc.

    October 2016

    Awesome Program

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    Value for Money

    This software has been a solid addition to our company. It has taken the place of two to three other programs I was using for various reasons. The customer support has been top notch. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars on features & functionality is because of the inventory nod that is still in development. Once they have added more features to it I would change my 4 to 5 stars with ease.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

    October 2016

    Bellwether appreciates your comments on BPM. Thank you for your high reviews for Overall Quality, Ease of Use, Customer Support, Feature Functionality, and Value for Money!!!! BPM is our light basic product that provides a lot of functionality for the low price we offer it for. Thanks your for the recommendation!

  • Kelly from Smith Farms Company

    April 2016

    Customer service is outstanding

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    I was looking for PO generation software and came upon Bellwether. I scheduled a demo and went through the program with Travis Neville during which time we discussed our needs and how their program would need to be altered to fit those needs. Travis informed me he would speak to his development team and get back to me with changes that would need to be made. A few days later I received an email informing me that, while they could accomplish what I was looking for, perhaps it would be easier and more cost-efficient to try another company he recommended. He was right, the other company is a perfect fit and well within our budget. I really appreciated the candor and wonderful recommendation I received from this company. It appears they have a great system with many really good ideas and it looks very easy to use, it just wasn't exactly what we needed. Travis recognized that and got us on our way. I would count us among very happy customers even though we didn't end up going with their software.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tee from PGCMLS

    December 2015

    The software is perfect for our needs, meeting all of our desires.

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    We are going live in the new year. The product meets all the requirements we were looking for. The customer service has been outstanding!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Phil from Attic Angel Place

    December 2015

    This product fit our needs well both from capability and price point perspectives

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    Our organization was looking for a purchasing software package to replace an antiquated and cumbersome excel routine. After viewing a number of available packages at various price points we felt that ePMX would best meet our needs. Our set up included the institution of a part numbering system for repetitive needs and inventory management purposes. We also needed a custom bridge to output from the invoice system in ePMX to another acct'g system we use. Working with ePMX to understand master file setup was easy. Setting up each module took some time but there were no real hitches. Loading data into ePMX went very smoothly. Overall the implementation was done within our time frame. I found ePMX trainers responsive and knowledgeable. The custom bridge we needed worked properly with just a slight bit of tweaking up front. I feel one negative was the length of time it took to develop a punchout for one of our large vendors. This was not just an ePMX issue but also involved that vendor's input. But I felt as though ePMX should have been driving this harder when things got bogged down. Overall I would recommend ePMX to anyone looking for a package with the advertised features. Reporting is easy and quick. Finding information is easy and quick. We are able to manage our purchases and inventory much more effectively using ePMX.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Debra from Roehl Transport Inc

    December 2015

    This is a dependable, cost-effective product with many available options to suit business needs.

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    The software is more intuitive to use than others available. You can choose the modules that fit your needs which also keeps costs down as you don't need to purchase more than what you will need and use. Support and training staff are easy to work with and are willing to do what it takes to get you up and running on the software. As with any purchasing and asset tracking system, it requires users to take the time to enter in the necessary information; this can be a hurdle to personnel using the system when they feel they don't have the time to properly enter in the data. There are some glitches to the lookup features and there needs to be a better way to remove incorrect or bad records.

    Review Source: Capterra
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