Purchasing for large inventories is not easy. Buyers need to make accurate decisions quickly. With Answers, buyers can quickly issue purchase orders based on sound factual information.
Answers provides buyers with a wealth of statistics that assist in the decision process. Inventory turn rates, customer service level and lost sales are just a few of the facts available to assist in the purchasing function.
Answers prints and tracks purchase orders for stock or nonstock inventory items. The system is integrated with Inventory Management to provide extremely efficient method of purchasing.
Multiple vendor part number and pricing information can be maintained for a single inventory item. A vendor classification report shows the performance of each product line by vendor.
Purchase order display screens show suggested purchase orders to a buyer. Past sales history for 24 months and detailed vendor purchases history for each item are available at the touch of key when the suggested purchase order is being reviewed.
Customer sales information for each item can be displayed during the purchase order review process. A buyer can quickly modify and issue the purchase order based on a wealth of history information available instantly. A buyer can also let an order build for a period of time until vendor minimums are reached.
Answers includes tools which assist in tracking and expediting purchase orders. A revised delivery date request form can automatically be faxed to a vendor at the touch of a key eliminating many time consuming calls checking the status of purchase orders.