LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2017 — Vroozi, a leading cloud-based, user-centric procurement platform, has announced its partnership with P2Insight, the creators of The Order Hub for IBM Maximo, to bring transformational solutions to Maximo users. With this partnership, users can enjoy online collaboration with external suppliers, simplified purchasing and elevated e-commerce functionality. This functionality includes: a centralized supplier database, enhanced catalog management and direct punch-out functionality.
“We are very excited to be working with Vroozi, and we are confident this partnership will bring exceptional value to Maximo users,” said Mike Popovic, founder of P2Insight and Maximo veteran with more than twenty years of experience. “The combination of e-commerce tools and the online shopping experience means Maximo users will enjoy a similar experience buying MRO items and services at work to buying consumer goods through mainstream websites at home. It’s an exciting development for Maximo purchasing.”
Together, Vroozi’s smartOCI Marketplace and P2Insight’s The Order Hub streamline and improve the Maximo purchasing experience.
Users can now punch out directly from Maximo to Vroozi’s smartOCI marketplace to search for and select items from integrated suppliers. The selected goods then auto-populate the Maximo purchase request, ensuring correct and current data. When the purchase request has been approved by the appropriate parties, it becomes a purchase order and is transmitted through Maximo using the communication and negotiation tools provided by The Order Hub.
The key benefits of this partnership include:
- One centralized hub for all supplier catalog content, including an easy-to-use, consumer-like shopping marketplace with search capabilities, punch-out catalogs, automated input and increased spend visibility.
- Direct, online collaboration with vendors through a cloud-based portal to streamline the external purchase process, ensure open communication and create a fully auditable order history accessible to both parties.
“This partnership allows us to extend the value chain for existing IBM Maximo customers by combining P2Insight’s extensive Maximo industry / domain experience with the Vroozi Supplier Marketplace technology,” said Shaz Khan, Co-founder & CSO of Vroozi. “Customers can now supercharge their existing Maximo investment with a robust supplier marketplace to order products and services both quickly and cost effectively.”
Vroozi has proven its solution across several enterprise and midmarket industries, and the team at P2Insight are experts with an eye toward a single goal: expand Maximo to enable collaboration with external organizations through the application of modern technology. Together, they look forward to maximizing the ROI achieved by user organizations through the enhancement of Maximo’s purchasing capabilities.
Vroozi®, the leading cloud-based business purchasing platform, is helping companies make shopping for their business easier, more efficient, mobile-first and enjoyable. Vroozi is designed for companies who want to empower their employees, connect with their suppliers and maintain spend visibility from anywhere, anytime. Vroozi has proven its solution within the enterprise space, and is now democratizing the procure-to-pay process by bringing that powerful, enterprise-grade functionality to the mid-market. The digital platform reduces transactional costs, maximizes efficiency and improves business margins while giving powerful insights into financial data. For more information, visit www.vroozi.com and follow along on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
P2Insight has developed The Order Hub to bring interconnectivity to IBM Maximo. The modern supply chain demands that organizations communicate and collaborate quickly and reliably. By enabling Maximo users to collaborate online with external organizations, The Order Hub is extending Maximo and strengthening its position as a key link in the modern supply chain. The Order Hub connects Maximo users to service providers and vendors through a cloud-based portal to: negotiate, schedule and confirm contractor services on work orders; negotiate, expedite and confirm delivery dates on purchase orders; and to allow external contractors to record time and other details as Maximo work order actuals. For more information, go to www.p2insight.com and follow updates on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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