Your most dependable tool to automate, streamline and spike up your Sourcing. Speedily and Smartly!
EASY RFX CREATION
Simply pick Items from PRs you receive and flip them into an RFX.
Decide an Approach to set the required simplicity or complexity that adds Sections or Elimination Stages to your RFX. Select from Terms and Question Banks as required without having to type in everything.
Select Evaluators as required and you’re done authoring!
VARIETY OF EVENT APPROACHES
Cimmra ePS provides a selection of globally popular sourcing event approaches like Quick Response, Sealed Response, Double Envelop (Tech+Quote) and Triple Envelop (Gen+Tech+Quote) Response types as per the need of complexity for the RFX.
COMMERCIAL RESPONSE GRID
Items you select from PRs get listed here along with all their spec sheets, details and required fulfillment timelines.
Cimmra Sourcing automatically creates a response form for Suppliers to not only post their commercial quotes into but also include all aspects of their offers.
THE SMART SOURCELIST
Cimmra Sourcing saves you the time and effort of sifting through an unending list of Suppliers for inclusion into an RFX.
Smart Sourcelist is an pre-filtred list of suitable suppliers who can service the requested Items, Locations, Volumes and have the Financial capability to fulfill the requirement as per the PR, auto-generated instantly by screening through Supplier Profiles.
MONITORING RESPONSE PROGRESS
Cimmra ePS provides the Buyer with a Event Monitor that portrays the progress made by each invitee Supplier in receiving, acknowledging and responding to the Sourcing Event and its various components.
This enables the Buyer to nudge any Supplier to take appropriate actions as necessary without the need to get into response contents. The system can be set to also send out timely reminders at set thresholds.
Cimmra Sourcing automatically generates holistic Quote Comparison Sheets or QCS from Supplier Responses received. Evaluators can compare responses side by side for General, Technical, Financial, Quality and Commercial Responses against Questionnaires set up.
This brings in greater accuracy and saves evaluation and approval time for the Sourcing Event by providing holistic decision insights.
RFX INTERATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
In case the response to an RFX is not satisfactory, the Buyer can float another round of the same event with or without modifications to Items, Quantities, Timelines or target Suppliers as required.
Also, the RFX (or any of its rounds) can be extended to a Reverse Auction event involving the best contenders from the RFX – for automated, unattended negotiations.
AWARDING AND ORDERING
From the Supplier responses that are evaluated and approved, Buyer teams can draw up Award Scenarios for event approvers
to study and select from for Final Awards.
Cleared final awards data is passed into your ERP as draft Purchase Order, which when approved would get ERP-provided Order numbers and get synced into Cimmra ePS. These are released to the Suppliers under email intimation, accessible from the Supplier Portal for fulfillment.
One of the largest BFSI organizations in APAC Region
Implementation of Cimmra has given us numerous advantages. Besides making the invoicing process paperless through online documentation, working with the Cimmra platform has completely streamlined our processes online. It has brought about an increased level of documentation compliance and thereby increased speed and efficiency in AP management.
These benefits have a considerable positive bearing on an organization like ours. We would definitely recommend the Cimmra AP Management to other BFSI and allied industry organizations for operational advantage.
A diverse Pharma conglomerate with multi-national operations
Being in the global healthcare industry calls for high-precision accuracy and dependability that is compliant with various standards and regulations like the USFDA 21 CFR Part 11, WHO and more. With Cimmra, we have been able to manage so much to a very high degree, as we’re able to completely map our SOPs into the system. We have been able to significantly reduce send-backs of Invoices for correction increasing productivity across the board. Cimmra has appropriate localization for multiple countries to cover currency, taxation and global supplier adoption. The Cimmra platform’s Invoice Park-and-Post and Advance Provisioning help in on-time Settlements optimized as per Credit Periods available. Online near-real-time Status Updates on Invoices to Suppliers and Stakeholders are such a boon. We definitely recommend Cimmra for organizations of any size that wish to automate and streamline their AP process management.
An electricals organization with pan-Asia presence
Implementation of Cimmra in our organization has been driven out of need to shorten turn around time and bring about greater efficiency in the management of our procurement and settlement processes. We have definitely seen a good deal of increased productivity as we went paperless on Cimmra. Not only do we see a speedier process flow but also a lot of automation with alerts and reminders. Our worries of timely settlement of MSME sector are gone and so are the multiple occasions of rework on part of both the company as well as suppliers. We now have precise and accurate invoice documentation that undergo due-diligence online and be settled for in the shortest time. We are happy with Cimmra and won’t hesitate to recommend it as a solution of choice as organizations go digital.
Our One-Stop Solution
for all Upstream Supply
Chain Management Processes
The Cimmra ePS is thoughtfully designed with modules to streamline, automate and save money on each of your procurement processes at your own speed.