Engaging, motivating and enabling vendors to
participate in an eProcurement initiative is crucial for its
success. State governments work with a much broader range
of vendors than the private sector, making supplier enrollment
and training a more complex undertaking. Epylon understands
the challenges and needs of suppliers, and has built an entire
organization dedicated to vendor management.
Epylon's vendor adoption and enablement services
involve leveraging the company's established processes and
methodologies to effectively and efficiently educate and engage
a critical mass of suppliers for a state eProcurement initiative.
Epylon has also developed a vendor portal that serves as a
central online vendor management point for all suppliers.
Vendor Adoption and
Vendor adoption occurs at the buying organization level as
well as the supplier level. Epylon works with government organizations
to understand their current supplier processes, and then customizes
its vendor adoption methodology to meet the specific needs
of the state.
Epylon creates customized vendor communication
materials designed to educate suppliers on the eProcurement
initiative and to provide the supply base with the information
they need to participate in the eProcurement initiative.
Throughout the planning, deployment and maintenance
phases of an eProcurement implementation, Epylon provides
vendors with a dedicated account manager and a supplier help
desk. Epylon account managers and help desk representatives
leverage their supply chain knowledge and experience to help
suppliers create an implementation plan that maximizes the
opportunity for success, while minimizing resource impacts.
Large state-level eProcurement initiatives typically include
multiple, disparate applications that all require current
vendor profile data such as contact, billing, remit to, and
ordering information. Entering and maintaining this data in
multiple locations can be confusing to suppliers.
Epylon has developed a vendor portal that serves
as a central online vendor management point for all suppliers.
The vendor portal eliminates the need for suppliers to enter
and maintain data on multiple applications. It also contains
additional information that is pertinent to suppliers such
as initiative implementation plans, starter kits, benefit
information and supplier focused FAQs.
The vendor portal enables states to classify,
sort and assign status to vendors based on specified criteria.
It also works with a government organization's back-end systems
eliminating the need for costly extensions and upgrades of
For more detailed information on Epylon's supplier
management services and methodologies, please contact email@example.com.