Online Supplier Management
Whenever you generate an enquiry ( price request ) with SOMS, you are effectively sending an automated email to your supplier which carries a link to the enquiry form.
Product enquiries are generated in two ways.
- Automatically by SOMS whenever the system detects that you do not have sufficient stock to complete customer orders. In this case the system creates a list of the products, with quantities, that need to be ordered.
- Manually by you or a staff member, whenever you wish to ask your suppliers for prices. In this case you select the products yourself and enter the quantities accordingly.
Your suppliers are encouraged to submit prices directly in your SOMS generated enquiry form. The form provides links to previous quotes.
Comments fields are provided for each product line as well as a general comments field. These fields can be used by you or the supplier to give special instructions regarding the products, etc.
Price fields, discount fields, freight fields, expiry date fields, etc. are provided in the form. Once they have been filled in by your suppliers, the form can be sent back to you directly into your admin console. Your returned enquiries have thus been converted into quotes and can be processed into purchase orders.