In this interview, Pierre-Olivier Brial, Managing Director of the Manutan Group, looks back on his collaboration with Ivalua, which aims to turn the world of e-procurement on its head. Driven by their shared passion for user experience, the two companies have developed a new generation of e-procurement solutions: Search360.
Listening to Pierre-Olivier Brial, we are reminded that everything in e-procurement starts with a user sitting in front of their computer looking to buy a product. Providing them with the best possible experience means offering them a B2C website, in all its simplicity, with a wide range of bonus B2B features.
Looking to avoid the need for compromises that come with existing e-procurement solutions, such as hosted or punch-out catalogues, Manutan and Ivalua developed a hybrid solution based on API connections. Its name is Search360 and it combines the benefits of both existing e-procurement solutions, a centralised platform that streamlines research and quality content.
Ultimately, this sophisticated e-procurement solution addresses the issues faced by purchasing managers, financial managers and users through the comprehensive and optimum experience it provides.
To find out more about the potential savings to be made with E-Procurement, take a look at "E-procurement: Potential savings estimated to be in the millions for the state of Oregon".