Supplier Management

Develop Successful Supply Chain Alliances with Cimmra

An effective supplier management solution allows you to derive maximum value for your requirements while giving your business a competitive edge.

Cimmra is a 360-degree supplier on-boarding and life cycle management platform that lets you onboard genuine suppliers, maintain supplier profiles and track their performance.

Everything in Supplier Management

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ONLINE SUPPLIER APPLICATIONS

Cimmra ePS provides a simple an intuitive interface for Suppliers to post their Empanelment Applications online.

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ENSURING COMPLETENESS

Cimmra ePS ensures that all information and documents you seek to have for Supplier Evaluations are provided when applications are submitted.

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DYNAMIC EVALUATUION WORKFLOW

Cimmra ePS dynamically routes  these applications through various evaluators – and such workflows can be defined for each item category as needed.

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ONLINE APPLICATION SCRUNITY

This enables Supplier Management Teams to carry out thorough scrutiny and due diligence of the applications for reference checks;  business,  legal and quality and statutory compliance verification.

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SPEEDY ON-BOARDING

The necessary validations and  completeness of detail submissions, online due diligence as well as automated action reminders ensure that the cycle time to onboard suppliers reduces significantly.

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SUPPLIER LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Cimmra ePS alerts the SMT for any  constraints set. Suppliers’ status can be managed dynamically or manually to be Active, Inactive, Blocked, etc whenever required as per your SOPs.

Compliance Management

Cimmra eProcurement Suite can automatically track and highlight any upcoming expiry of certifications or licenses of any Supplier.

This allows the Buyer to evaluate impact on compliance requirements in keeping a Supplier active. Any non-compliance, non-conformity to statutory or mandatory pre-qualifications can be pre-set to render a Supplier inactive automatically, if you require.

The system can maintain a record of Periodic Audits, Pre-dispatch Inspections, etc in which the concerned authorized users can post  Inspection Outcomes, Audit Findings Reports and Post-Audit Feedback.

A common feature across the Cimmra ePS platform is a maker-checker-approver workflow mandate, which can be applied to any document workflow in order to ensure scrutiny and corrections before finalization and posting.

Risk Management

One can define risk assessment questionnaires for Suppliers
of various Item Categories, whose responses can be tabulated
and assessed for any underlying risks in dealing with them.

Also, Instant Intelligence can provide current risks in dealing with a
Supplier, based on history data that highlights business experience
so far: in terms of Timeliness of Supply percentage, Pre-dispatch
Inspection Clearance percentage, Supply Discrepancy Ratio, Supply
Capability, Financial Capability, Organization Composition, ISO and
Other Standards Compliance, Service Satisfaction Ratio,
Competitiveness, Quality Consciousness, etc – level of any of these
assessment parameters.

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Issues Management

Equally important in management of any relationship is how any issues that may crop up are handled. Cimmra ePS has a quick and smooth approach to Issues Management.

Any user can post an in-system communication with current context
captured by the system which will instantly follows a context-linked work
flow and land on the workbench of the right person for immediate
redressal. The management can have a good handle on Issues posted by
context type as well as time taken to attend and resolve.

This also provides for CAPA and future avoidance, thus making for compliance to several global standards.

Performance Tracking

Assessment of Supplier Partners’ alignment to your business objectives is an important facet in management of Supplier Relationships.

Cimmra ePS enables you to carry out surveys, both with Suppliers and end-users alike, in order to identify and plug any gaps in Performance. Once conducted, data generated against the metrics used can be used to provide feedback and track improvements as well as make decisions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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