At Bam Boom Cloud, we have seen every type of industry face challenges when it comes to shopping for and purchasing the products they need to run their day-to-day operations. Regardless of what you sell, everyone is one way or another needs office supplies, IT equipment and cleaning suppliers, just to name a few. It’s typically a manual and disconnected process. Time and effort are wasted trying to solve for rogue spending, working around complicated processes and systems, and manually tracking and reporting of purchases. If you’ve requested items or been the one responsible for purchasing them, you’ve likely experienced one or more of these inefficiencies.
Have you ever experienced the following?
When a new hire starts, they come with some immediate needs, likely a laptop, keyboard, mouse, and some cables, to get started. The hiring manager emails (or maybe even uses a sticky note!) to request what they need. Next, the buyer might physically go to a store, search multiple websites, manually look through a catalog. Not surprisingly, there’s no PO, which means no visibility into the purchase until it comes time to submit expense reports or when accounting receives an invoice. Then come the questions. Who made the request? What was it for? Why was the purchase made? Even more time is wasted tracking down the answers.
Put your procure woes in the past (and start saving money)
We’ve partnered with Varis to bring you a consumer-like procurement technology with a marketplace of trusted suppliers that give you access to pre-negotiated contracts and associated discounts (translation: start saving money right away) directly from within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This application sits inside Business Central which can be accessed from your dashboard and integrates with existing workflows to seamlessly automate the purchasing process.
What we like about this product is that it is integrated to Business Central so it helps you streamline and manage better processes AND it is a way to help you save money. Varis has done some price basket analysis on current customers and have seen that they can save up to 10% of their overall purchases by going through their marketplace.
How does it work?
Varis can be accessed directly from your Dynamics 365 Business Central dashboard and integrates with existing workflows to seamlessly manage the entire process digitally. Set up is quick, and there are no additional licensing fees for your current users – you can start saving in a matter of a few hours.
This is a free service that is available to you. We will install the app and connect it to your Business Central system and you are ready to shop.
What’s the catch?
No catch. The vendors in this marketplace have been able to share their volume price discount which is pooled across all Business Central users. Want to see it in action? Check out this short 2 mins video (below) on the product and process.
If this is something you’re interested in learning more about, please reach out so we can discuss how we can get you started with Varis.