Industry’s First Digital Supplier Directory Elevates Production for Fortune 500 Media Company
LOS ANGELES — APRIL 10, 2017 — Vroozi, the leading spend management and payables solution, today announced the newest mobile application to its expanding procure-to-pay suite, Vroozi Discovery. Vroozi Discovery’s mission is to make searching for suppliers effortless across any device by providing a digital global directory through which employees can access authorized suppliers based on location, category and other refined criteria.
Vroozi Discovery is designed to harness the same visibility that drives the Vroozi Purchase Platform and lend it to a previously paper-based and outdated aspect of business – the supplier directory. Vroozi Discovery empowers maximum customization according to each company’s unique business needs, branding and workflow. The app’s geo-location capabilities allow employees to locate valid suppliers within a certain distance of remote projects or disparate locations. Its mobile-readiness brings a new level of efficiency, ease and accessibility to business tasks anywhere. The secure Cloud directory can intelligently promote suppliers within a given geography in a visual, paper-free and enticing way.
Vroozi heard the pain points of paper-based supplier directories directly from the media and production industry, and assembled a team to quickly develop an innovative solution for the market. What was once a manual, costly and time-consuming process of printing thousands of sheets of paper, binding them into booklets and handing them out to every production employee at each disparate project is now replaced with a digital, instant and intelligent search engine that can be accessed remotely from a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
“TV and film production can be chaotic, but purchasing while on set should not have to be,” says Shaz Khan, Co-Founder & CSO of Vroozi. “One of Vroozi’s key value offerings is visibility across the supply chain. We have always been bullish on spend visibility, but this new product offers fresh, powerful visibility into suppliers. We are bringing all key data points across the spectrum of procurement, strategic sourcing and corporate finance front and center with Vroozi Discovery.”
While Vroozi Discovery is the first of its kind within the e-Procurement space, it is a natural fit to the full-suite Vroozi solution because it offers a unified, default supplier repository that feeds and synchronizes all supplier data across the entire application. Suppliers can now upload certificates of insurance, be tagged according to their different attributes (such as women-owned business or preferred contract), and be located by a massive audience of contracted partners at the touch of a finger.
“This is a unique product currently unavailable elsewhere in the market,” says Steve Olds, President & CEO of Vroozi. “With its wide-ranging functionality, we see great potential for Vroozi Discovery’s impact on media and entertainment, utilities, construction and public-sector industries, among others. This solution will improve supplier relationships, minimize manual processes and eliminate a massive consumption of paper from routine business.”
With the launch of Vroozi Discovery, Vroozi is pleased to see an industry-leading Fortune 500 media and entertainment company take this product to the market for all their global television productions. With Vroozi Discovery, production crew members (including unit production managers and sourcing teams) can now access authorized suppliers for a given film, television or other media production within seconds from their mobile devices. They have already seen great strides in efficiency and significant gains in cost savings, usability and adoption.
To learn more about Vroozi Discovery, visit www.vroozi.com.
Vroozi®, the leading Cloud-based procure-to-pay platform, is helping companies make shopping for their business effortless, 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. Vroozi customers range from mid-market to Fortune 500 companies and privately held enterprises across several industries – entertainment, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, defense and services. The digital spend management and finance platform reduces transactional costs, maximizes efficiency and improves margins while giving powerful insights into financial data. Visit www.vroozi.com and follow along on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.