Enablement

Security Audits

We made significant enhancements to the enablement invitation process to create a more robust audit trail for all of your onboarding transactions. This upgrade includes tighter control of enablement security and a clear audit trail for the entire life cycle, including when invitations are transferred from one invitee to another in the organization. Clients with specific sensitivity to the security of the onboarding process can now take advantage of the closed loop tracking and notification features of this upgrade, available as part of the Enablement Web Application.

  • Closed Loop Invitations
  • Enhanced Audit Trail and Alerts
  • Secure Invitation Transfer

Upgrades to the System Workflow Tools

To improve the ease of use and efficiency of the system’s workflow toolkit, we have improved several key components of the workflow engine. Updated system intelligence and configuration options make it so that tasks are automatically routed to the correct next actor in a process, even for complex workflows. For our clients using the built-in system API’s to integrate workflow data into their ERP systems, we have also added an in process viewer so that data captured during the onboarding or compliance processes can be audited or inspected more easily and without slowing the process down. Enhancements to the secure messaging system have made it easier to communicate with suppliers directly from the workflow and maintain a clear record of critical interactions.

  • Automatic Workflow Routing
  • API Data Viewer/Upgraded
  • Data API Enhancements to Invitation Console

Compliance Upgrades

We have implemented updates to our compliance tools to make it easier for clients to keep up with the workload. In addition to updates to the consolidated compliance console, we have also expanded the due diligence tool to provide for greater flexibility when vetting your suppliers. The insurance tools now have added dynamic options to accommodate the myriad of specialized insurance types that are emerging, and the Representations and Certifications tools have a full range of improvements including conditional logic and enhanced attachment tools to ensure you can collect accurate and complete compliance documentation with ease.

  • Upgraded Compliance Console
  • Enhanced Due Diligence Tool
  • Insurance Data Update
  • Expanded Representations and Certifications

Enablement

New Virtual Payments

We are pleased to introduce electronic virtual payments that pay clients back from normal AP transactions! With our new turnkey, secure virtual payment capability clients can now opt to pay suppliers using virtual payment cards that generate rebates of 1% or more on routine transactions. Activation takes only 1 business day and rebates start to accrue immediately – with no minimum commitments required, no cost to start and no delays to get going.

  • Earn Rebates
  • Secure Payments
  • Convenient Access
  • Increase Transparency
  • Reduce Payment Errors

Corporate Responsibility

Engagement and Inclusion Tools

We have incorporated feedback and input from many of you in this latest round of updates, to expand the capabilities of the system’s supplier engagement and diversity inclusion tools. The scope of the improvements span a broad range of capabilities. These include: more insightful analytics on your efforts; Localization so you can key in on specific regions to concentrate economic impact; significant upgrades to our QuickConnect Matchmaker tool to allow you to continue to engage directly with suppliers even during the Covid crisis; and, many other updates to make your job easier.

We are particularly excited about the new Inclusion Engagement Dashboards and Reports that provide insight to the reach and impact of your program efforts. Located in the posting console for portal clients, the comprehensive new tools include tailored views of your postings, QuickConnect Matchmaker meetings and webinars. The dynamic new capability also helps clients to quickly identify and showcase “Inclusion Champions”, that are most actively engaging diverse suppliers. In addition, the upgrade also introduces customizable download reports to support Inclusion compliance reporting needs.

  • New Inclusion Engagement Dashboard/Reports
  • New Localization Tools
  • Upgraded QuickConnect Matchmaker Too

Data Enrichment and Management

Our efforts to streamline and simplify data enrichment has taken on a more urgent impact in light of recent events. Accordingly, the upgrades to our data enrichment tools make it easier and more efficient for clients to discover diversity information about their suppliers. Integration options now make it possible to directly enrich data via the Data Enrichment API (see the developers site) which can connect client ERP’s to SupplierGATEWAY’s data enrichment engine for automated, unattended processing. The expansion of data fields including the new confidence level indicator, flexibility to define output file results, and improved system performance create faster turnaround times (in some cases – less than 30 minutes!) and better tools to support client CSR programs.

We are particularly excited about the new Inclusion Engagement Dashboards and Reports that provide insight to the reach and impact of your program efforts. Located in the posting console for portal clients, the comprehensive new tools include tailored views of your postings, QuickConnect Matchmaker meetings and webinars. The dynamic new capability also helps clients to quickly identify and showcase “Inclusion Champions”, that are most actively engaging diverse suppliers. In addition, the upgrade also introduces customizable download reports to support Inclusion compliance reporting needs.

  • Expanded Data Enrichment Result Elements
  • Confidence Level Indicator
  • Category Based Downloads in Supplier Status Tool
  • Data Enrichment API

General System Updates

New UI/Navigation/Admin Tools/SSO

As of June 15th, most of you will have already noticed a significant change in what the system looks like, with our new interface and simplified navigation structure now in action. We have received great feedback from many of you and we firmly believe your user experience should be effortless, so we will continue to work diligently on updates that make your portal easy to use and manage. In our latest release, we have updated and expanded administrative features to give you more direct control of how you administer your program, so you can adapt quickly to the changing challenges that your enablement, procurement and CSR programs now face. For organizations seeking to enhance security protocols, we strongly recommend using the updated Single Sign On (SSO) toolkit. Activation is self service (subscribe to SSO from the Ap Explorer) and deployment can be completed in just a few minutes using the onscreen interface.

  • Enhanced and Centralized User Management
  • Manage User Account/Roles Feature
  • Updated Registration User Interface
  • Self Service SSO UI

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