...with a small 'e' and a big 'Commerce'
In getting BPCS set up for outbound eCommerce (from purchasing),
there are a number of issues to consider, like correct pricing
of purchase orders. We have done the following Purchasing eCommerce
enhancements to assist this:
Vendor Quote Creation
Standard programs to accept a Vendors price and 'Recommended Retail'
file, and load it into the BPCS Quotes file. While doing that, notify
the buyer by e-mail of the changes which have occurred (by exception
or all changes).
shutdown of superseded Vendor Quotes
Standard BPCS purchase order pricing takes the most advantageous
price across a number of quotes, as long as they fall within the
current start and end dates. Most customers load their quotes with
an open-ended Effectivity End date.
vendors new quote supersedes the old one the old vendor quotes
must be shut down. This program automatically does that, by vendor
and item class if necessary.
Standard Cost and List Price Updates
Based on the new vendor quotes you may want to maintain a 'cost
plus' selling margin or update your standard costs. This
program allows you to do that, based on the desired percentages.