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Ivalua Extends its Procure-To-Pay Solution with a New Inventory Collaboration Capability
Ivalua's fully integrated Inventory Collaboration solution helps customers streamline and optimize inventory levels in sync with the broader procure-to-pay process.
FREMONT, CA: Ivalua, a global leader in Cloud Spend Management solutions, announced an extension of its Procure-to-Pay solution with a new Inventory Collaboration capability. The solution streamlines and automates the management of inventory levels, the stock replenishment process, and collaboration with suppliers for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), addressing both indirect spend and direct materials needs.
Organizations often face challenges due to poor visibility and collaboration with suppliers with respect to optimizing inventory levels, streamlining stock replenishment, communicating demand forecasts and planned orders, ultimately leading to suboptimal inventory levels. In addition, with the pandemic, businesses have seen unprecedented changes to normal demand patterns impacting both their operations and finances, either in terms of shortages and supply chain disruptions or strained working capital due to high inventory levels.
Ivalua's fully integrated Inventory Collaboration solution helps customers streamline and optimize inventory levels in sync with the broader procure-to-pay process. Procurement and other business users will be empowered to make more informed buying and planning decisions with the help of:
Quicker and easier access to current inventory levels
Streamlined processes around stock replenishment with proactive alerts, automatic calculations, and order creation
The ability to easily allocate stock to relevant storage locations (i.e., warehouse, plant, stockroom)
To address supply chain and direct materials needs, Ivalua also offers a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) capability, enabling efficient collaboration with suppliers that manage inventory for their customers. As a result, procurement and supply chain organizations will be able to:
Assign stocks to suppliers and share real-time information on managed inventory levels and demand forecasts via the supplier portal.
Increase supplier autonomy on replenishment orders within the agreed boundaries (i.e., min, max levels)
Identify consignment stocks.
"Our Inventory Collaboration solution enables Procurement and Supply Chain teams to improve buying decisions and strengthen collaboration with suppliers," said David Khuat-Duy, CEO of Ivalua. "Together with Ivalua Payments, this offers Procurement an additional lever to help optimize working capital and become a strong partner to Finance."