Requisition Dashboard Provides Visibility across the Entire Requisition Lifecycle

By: Avaap
Date: June 30, 2014

Efficiently answering “what’s the status of my requisition?” is often difficult. For most Infor Lawson users, getting to the details requires navigating multiple screens or contacting procurement and waiting for an answer, potentially slowing down material accessibility or creating supply shortages.  Lack of timely insight into requisition status or purchasing details can also reduce the effectiveness of cost-conscious purchasing programs that incorporate service level agreements, vendor of choice contracts and on-time payment incentives.

“Many of our customers expressed aggravation at the amount of time it took to locate information regarding a requisition,” explained Brett Weiss, vice president at Avaap. “We heard the need for greater efficiency and focused our efforts on developing a solution that would centralize information and make it easier to retrieve and take action.”

Looking for information shouldn’t be complex or time-consuming

Avaap Requisition Dashboard puts requisition details at the user’s fingertips. A centralized repository gives everyone involved in the requisition lifecycle access to support documentation and other details based on their level of permission.  Rather than wasting time hunting for documents, approval status or the hassle of navigating multiple screens, users can instantly view details including the requisition, purchase order, receiving information, invoice and payment, reducing the need for additional administrative support.

How information is found is intuitive

“There’s an information paradox, where too little of it causes confusion, but too much information results in the same state,” continued Brett. “Requisition Dashboard provides the right amount of information in the right format at the right time.”

With self-service capabilities and a single-screen summary, improved Infor Lawson usability and an intuitive user experience awaits everyone who interacts with the software. Better ability to track and monitor the requisition process also helps people do their job faster and more accurately. With easy access to information, including ProcessFlow approvals, forms, correspondence, and payment status, individuals can get the insight they need, take appropriate action and communicate more effectively.

Spending in compliance with corporate policies

Many organizations conduct comprehensive spend analysis prior to approval of purchases over a certain dollar amount, and without visibility into requisition and procurement processes, the result is increased risk or rogue spending.  Detailed visibility across every stage of the requisition process, including real-time and historical data, demonstrates compliance with supplier contracts and ensures business rules and approvals are enforced and followed.

From req to check, Requisition Dashboard provides real-time access to support documentation and insight into the entire requisition lifecycle. If you’re responsible for managing material procurement in your organization, ask yourself how much time you spend trying to answer “what’s the status of my requisition?” If it’s longer than the time it took to read this article, contact your regional Avaap representative for a personalized demonstration of Avaap Requisition Dashboard.

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