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The electronic purchase requisition

Today, companies are more than ever required to design their company processes efficiently in order to stay competitive. Purchasing management is definitely one of the processes that has significant room to improve efficiency. One of the essential objectives of a purchasing department is not only to supply a company’s needs, but also to do so as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible.


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Traditionally, paper-based processes are relied on here with the purchase requisition – with all the disadvantages, ranging from maverick buying to a lack of transparency.

Digital purchasing management avoids these stumbling blocks. Particularly with the digital purchase requisition in purchasing management: from the requisition to the solicitation of quotations to the order. easy Request brings it all together. Put the pedal to the metal with easy Request – and provide for more transparency and efficiency in cross-location processes and well-organized purchasing management.

  • Increased transparency: Our software solution for the electronic purchase requisition grants your company undreamed of in-house transparency. Follow the status of a purchase requisition with easy Request – from the initial Electronic Purchase Requisition to the offer to the order.
  • Mobile business processes: Based on state-of-the-are technologies and the consistent implementation of our solution for electronic purchase requisition as a web client, easy Request allows location-independent, mobile work. The purchase requisition can be accessed by smartphone or tablet with no problem.
  • Efficient workflows: Thanks to the integrated workflow management, a variety of useful functions can be reproduced. Rule-based workflows guide the user through the entire order process of the electronic purchase order creation and provide information about the status of a digital purchase requisition, with automated transfer to all departments which are involved in the subsequent process steps.
  • Improved purchasing culture: In the context of electronic purchase requirements, easy Request provides the automatic compliance of your electronic purchase requisitions with internal guidelines and legal requirements – auditability is ensured.
  • Proxy functions: This way, a purchase requisition never gets stuck somewhere. In absences due to vacation or illness, a defined workflow provides an automated transfer of the electronic purchase requisition to previously defined substitutes. In cases of business deadlines outside of the workplace, mobile apps ensure that the flow of information is maintained.
  • Short implementation timeframe: easy Request is the ideal solution, not just for small to mid-sized companies. It can be implemented quickly and unites the purchase requisition with the solicitation of quotations and the orders. As a complete package and modular system – everything from a single source – it is a genuine provider of efficiency and transparency.

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In the whitepaper, we show you how to combine this multi-layered conglomerate of upstream and downstream sub-processes into a meaningful whole using easy – for a smooth, transparent and accelerated purchase-to-pay process.

Discover potentials in the process of the electronic purchase requisition

Standardize your purchasing management right from the very beginning – in the harmonious triad of easy Request: purchase requisitions, subsequent offers, and finally the order – all of that in one software package, anytime and anywhere, transparent across locations.

Clear processes, clean structures – united in the electronic purchase requisition

A clean process structure is ensured with the electronic requisition. With easy Request and eBANF, every department involved knows the current status of a requisition at any time and at any location: whether it has already been approved, whether offers are available for it. Whether an order has already been released or even ordered in response to a quotation – easy Request combines all of this and at the same time makes it easy for you to maintain an overview. Even on a smartphone or tablet – no matter where or when.

Quick processing times – thanks to the digital purchase requisition

The days of paper-based processes are finally a thing of the past with the electronic purchase requisition. Let’s get things done – because just a glance at the screen shows what the phase is. The hunt for paper purchase requisitions or purchase requests costs time – time that could certainly have been used constructively for more productive goals.

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Bringing light into the darkness – the electronic purchase requisition

Gone are the days when procurement management processes may have offered a clear structure on paper, but the familiar phenomenon of maverick buying crept into everyday business. With the electronic purchase requisition, you always have an overview of the company’s ordering behavior. And establish an ordering culture based on personal responsibility: who, when, what, and where a purchase requisition was created and orders placed remains visible for all responsible parties.

Automated: the solicitation of quotations

Following the successful purchase requisition, it is time to solicit quotations. Here, easy Request shows its full potential. Manual correspondence is out. In the context of the electronic purchase requisition, today the data is taken automatically from the purchase requisition. An email is quickly created with the appropriate document template and sent.

Clearly defined responsibilities

The digital purchase requisition reaches the responsible positions using an electronic approval workflow. The process can take a variety of pathways, depending on the type and/or value of the goods to be approved (for example, for services, office furniture, or IT equipment). Documents and process information are created and stored in an electronic process file. A later invoice verification process can be greatly simplified if it traces back to an already approved purchase requisition and the requisition, order, and delivery information all agree.

The three process steps of the electronic purchase requisition

With the electronic purchase requisition, new purchase requisitions can be created via a web form. Users can access the status of their purchase requisitions at any time. The purchase requisition is guided to the responsible positions via an electronic approval workflow. Depending on the requisition type and/or the value of the purchase requisition, the process can follow a variety of pathways (for example, consumables such as printer paper, IT equipment, or even office furniture). This process information is centrally stored in an electronic process file.

The purchase requisition in use: The purchase requisition can be created at any time and from any location
The electronic purchase requisition

Based on the purchase requisition, various potential suppliers can be solicited to tender an offer. Such requests can be automated based on the data from a requisition process and created from appropriate document templates/text modules. The queries and the incoming replies can be collected in the requisition procedure, thus simplifying the documentation and the decision-making – all in one place.

An electronic purchase requisition is followed by the offer - the context is preserved
Supplier offers

If an order is triggered because of a purchase requisition, this generally occurs via an ERP or merchandise management system. This procedure can take place from the electronic purchase requisition, automatically or at the touch of a button. At the same time, the former requisition file becomes an order file. With that, documents and all process information (what was requisitioned, approved, commented, etc. by whom) is available in the further process collected in one place, for example for the invoice verification or queries/complaints.

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