Strategic Sourcing Software Solutions for E-Sourcing Events of Any Size or Complexity
Improve the way you source your entire range of spend categories
CombineNet, Inc. offers a best-in-class strategic e-sourcing solution. Our web-based sourcing software, CombineNet ASAP® (Advanced Sourcing Application Platform), improves the way organizations source their entire range of spend categories. CombineNet ASAP takes spend under management to the next level by driving significant value improvements to all sourcing events and by addressing spend categories that general E-Sourcing suites, RFX and E-Auction tools cannot. This strategic sourcing software also easily complements and integrates with your existing software investments and processes, giving you even better overall ROI.
- Web-based (SaaS) advanced sourcing solution for sourcing teams and their suppliers.
- Simplify and centralize the management of sourcing events of any size or complexity.
- Improves sourcing for any spend category.
With CombineNet ASAP, our customers can quickly and easily create, launch, manage, and modify sourcing events of any size, scale, or complexity. Our advanced sourcing product streamlines, automates, and innovates your simple, straightforward bidding events yet also enables transformational strategies for the largest, most complex global spend needs.
Advantages of Our Strategic Sourcing Software:
- More spend strategically sourced - Only CombineNet ASAP delivers the flexibility and scale required to conduct e-sourcing events that address all of your strategic sourcing needs. From the routine, to the largest and most complex, CombineNet ASAP has been tested and proven to provide the speed, efficiency, and advanced capabilities needed to tackle any spend category. Read more on our support for large-scale sourcing events.
- Ease of adoption - CombineNet ASAP fills the e-sourcing gaps left by most Procurement or Sourcing tools, and instead provides the ease of use, event scalability and flexibility, and support options to drive rapid adoption across your organization. Wizard-based guides for RFX/E-Auction configuration, event creation, bid analysis, and other features enable fast, easy adoption. Unparalleled flexibility and scale supports any event size or scope to address even the most complex of spends. And extensive support options are available to provide expert guidance along every step of the e-sourcing journey.
- More supplier value and cost savings - Our unique Expressive Bidding® supports an expressive marketplace between buyers and suppliers. Suppliers can bid to their strengths and capabilities in significantly greater detail than with other sourcing tools, which reduces costs while increasing supply chain efficiency and introducing innovation from the market.
- Better, faster decision-making - Our proprietary optimization engine handles robust "what if?" scenario development using extensive data inputs that other sourcing tools cannot. Our customers make better awards decisions as a result, balancing supplier cost, value, risk, and innovation with internal business rules and preferences, using any combination of data.
Key Components of Our Web-Based Strategic Sourcing Software:
- RFxpress — rapidly create and populate e-sourcing events (RFI, RFP, E-Auction) with item and supplier information using a simple 6-step wizard
- Expressive Bidding® — improve bid collection with greater flexibility, supplier creativity, and inclusion of extensive non-price factors
- Expressive Feedback — provide expressive and timely information to suppliers during bidding cycles to guide them towards more strategic and competitive RFP and E-Auction responses
- Scenario BuilderSM — quickly create robust "What If?" bid analysis scenarios and support better stakeholder alignment
- Analysis and Optimization — arrive at the best sourcing award decisions based on costs, value, risk profiles, business rules and other preferences
- Sourcing Event Management — support the full scope of event management needs
- Template Management — improve overall productivity, re-use existing RFI/RFP/E-Auction configurations, and scale to other sourcing events and spend categories
- Reporting and Data Management — increase visibility and improve decision making with robust reports on event activity and scenario results with Excel-like navigation and reporting
- Dashboards — get actionable views of spend, savings and event activity by category, user and timeframe
More on our E-Sourcing Advantages
A detailed White Paper on CombineNet’s Advanced E-Sourcing technology.