Category Archives - punchout catalog

8 Tips on Selecting Punchout Software Vendor

Selecting a punchout provider is a critical decision with long-term consequences for your relationships with your buyers. Each buying organization has multiple unique needs and specifications, and you need the flexibility to adapt to your client’s exact requirements. As a supplier, you know that while your clients may have many characteristics in common, their individual…

Getting a Punchout Catalog: A Supplier’s Journey

The supplier’s journey to getting a punchout catalog often it comes as a “good news/bad news” call from a customer or potential customer. Customer:  “Yeah, hey, we’d love to do business with you, but our vendors are required to set up a punchout catalog to connect to our ePro system.” Seller:  “OK,  but what’s a…

What is Level 2 Punchout Catalog and Why Does It Matter?

To understand Level 2 Punchout catalog (sometimes called a Level II punchout catalog), it may be helpful to take a step back and review Level 1 and Level 2 punchouts.  For a general overview on punchouts, see our recent post on The Basics: Punchout 101. What is Level 1 Punchout? Level 1 punchout is “direct-to-catalog.” Customers…

Hosted or Punchout Catalog: Which Is Best for Me?

You’ve just learned from your customer that you have a choice between a hosted or punchout catalog. A hosted versus punchout catalog: how do you know what will be best for your business? From the supplier’s perspective, there are very few scenarios where a hosted catalog is the better option.Hosted Catalogs are: Plain: There is…

COVID-19: e-Commerce and e-Procurement

We are living in unprecedented times, as COVID-19 has not only disrupted our supply chains but our very way of life. Businesses around the world are struggling to find ways to adapt. Organizations that were already using B2B e-commerce already recognized the importance of connecting their clients with their products. They also recognize that now…