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eProcurement Solutions

Global Coverage

Access to the World’s leading brands

Farnell is a pioneer in electronics distribution and in integrated systems that support your organisation’s strategic initiatives in spend management.

We serve 400+ eProcurement customers worldwide and offer seamless integration with any eProcurement platform. Additionally, we have strategic partnerships with Ariba, Sciquest, SAP, Oracle and Perfect Commerce. Our dedicated global team of eProcurement experts provides you with ongoing support, before, during and after implementation.

If you’re interested in implementing any of the eProcurement solutions please contact us at eprocurement@farnell.com and one of our eProcurement Managers will contact you.

eProcurement Brand Logos

i-Buy

i-Buy

Intelligent buying has just got easier with the new i-Buy system from Farnell

View an online demonstration of i-Buy

Designed to enable complete cost control, reduced administration time and total visibility of your company’s spend; i-Buy is completely flexible and personalised to your company’s needs.

Combined with the added functionality of our website, i-Buy provides a tailored eProcurement solution with access to over 480,000 products, real-time stock availability and assistance with thousands of alternative items.

Find out more infomation on i-Buy

PunchOut / Roundtrip Catalogue

Integrated with your internal procurement system, the Farnell PunchOut / Roundtrip catalogue allows your company’s users to search our inventory for available parts and build shopping carts that will flow back to your internal systems for approval. Farnell supports a fully integrated process using cXML, xCBL and OCI standards.

Customer Managed Catalogues

Flexible and customised to your requirements

Farnell can provide customer managed static catalogues in a variety of formats, including CIF (Ariba), CUP (Content Upload), delimited text, or BME (XML).

The Farnell eProcurement team has built flexibility into our catalogue process, allowing for customisation depending upon your company’s requirements. Automated updates can be scheduled to provide regular renewal of data.

Catalogues can be delivered via FTP ‘GET’ or FTP ‘PUSH’.

Purchase To Pay Integration

Allowing full automation of ordering and payment processes

International research suggests that automating the purchase to pay process results in substantial cost savings by improving efficiency and reducing errors.

As an enabled supplier, Farnell supports purchase to pay integration allowing full automation of purchase order and/ or invoicing processes. These savings can be of particular significance when compared to overall order values where it is necessary to place a large number of small value orders for indirect materials.

All common standards are supported including XML (cXML, XCBL, BASDA, eBIS, etc.) and EDI (EDIFACT D97A).

e-Pass

Electronic Pricing & Availability Search Service

It’s easy to reduce the time and cost of searching for available products.

Using a web services protocol, send a SOAP message to Farnell containing Farnell or manufacturer part numbers or keywords. You will receive an instant XML return message containing real time search results with product data, product availability, lead time and prices.

e-Pass can accept requests for multiple products and return multiple responses at the same time (an advantage over electronic catalogues and even farnell.com). You can further lower your procurement costs by converting your bill of materials into a purchase order and transmitting it to Farnell electronically. Once the decision to purchase has been made, Farnell can accept your order in a variety of electronic formats, from EDI, XML, xCBL, depending upon your internal system. In stock products are shipped the same day we receive the order.

Extend the automated process to invoicing too. You can be done with paper invoices, our automated capability includes XML and EDI invoices.

Best Practices

That expedite user adoption

At Farnell we have more than 10 years of experience helping customers successfully achieve their eProcurement goals. Our flexibility enables us to work with any spend management system.

The global eProcurement team has worked with companies around the world, ensuring successful delivery of solutions on global, regional and local rollouts.

Dedicated Support Team

A point of contact is assigned to each customer to provide ongoing support before, during and after implementation. Having a dedicated point of contact ensures easy access to Farnell capabilities and provides a focal point on customer requirements. Contact the team at eprocurement@farnell.com.

Customised Adoption Programme

Employing a variety of formats, our eProcurement team organises and leads an ongoing training program, customised to drive company wide adoption at all levels.

  • On-Site Training: Classroom and one-on-one training sessions held independently or as part of a company’s training program.
  • Web Conferences: Tips and tools to facilitate using the PunchOut / Roundtrip environment, demonstrated via a live interactive web conference.

For further information please email your contact details to eprocurement@farnell.com and one of our eProcurement Managers will contact you.

eProcurement Solutions Comparison Chart

Benefit i-Buy PunchOut / Roundtrip Customer Managed Catalogue Purchase to Pay Integration e-Pass
Globally scaleable solution
Reduce product selection errors
Reduce cost by process automation
Customer back office integration capability

Latest products, availability and pricing

Comprehensive product data

Product alternatives

Detailed on-demand reporting

Utilise spend management controls

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