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.

Catalog
Catalog

Catalog

Invoices

Invoices

Order list

Order list

Purchase order

Purchase order

Receipts

Receipts

Reports

Reports

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



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Jenna from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

November 2018

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

Angel from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

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

Theresa from La Mer Beachfront Inn

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

November 2018

Theresa, Thank you for the great endorsement for Bellwether!

Juan from Silbrico Corp.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

November 2018

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

MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

November 2018

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

Kevin from Sharklet

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

January 2018

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

MiKayla from Sharklet Technologies

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Value for money

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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.

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

January 2018

Hanna, Thank you for high ratings for Bellwether! Kevin

Axel from Sharklet

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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.

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: Bellwether Software, Bellwether Software

January 2018

Angela, Thank you for recommending Bellwether! Kevin

Alexei from Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

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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.

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

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Value for money

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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.

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

Industry:  High Technology

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2017

having good experince while using this product

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.

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Richard from Primal Health, Lp

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December 2016

Great software and Service

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

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November 2016

My 2 Cents

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

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October 2016

Overall - good

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.

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October 2016

Awesome Program

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!


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