S2P Processes Are the Last Frontier in Manufacturing Automation

By automating S2P processes with Direct Commerce, manufacturing companies can complete their modernization of back-office activities. Automating workflows and channeling suppliers through a centralized portal makes it easy to eliminate the frustrations of paper-based processes, resolve disputes and support questions more quickly, and significantly improve profitability.

Designed to help manufacturers compete more effectively, the Direct Commerce Manufacturing Automation Suite enables the rapid integration of state-of-the-art process automation across the existing business environment.

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Electronic invoice processing capacity


Supplier adoption


Typical reduction in inventory errors


Potential resource reallocation via help desk automation

Weeks —> Days

Time reduction for month-end close

.2% of Spend

Expected cost savings from dynamic discounting

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Manufacturing Automation Suite Highlights


Sourcing & Procurement

  • Manage changes to supplies and equipment in real time
  • Gain visibility into unapproved products or substitutions at time of delivery
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Supplier Management

  • Ensure that suppliers have appropriate tax, licensing, and safety documentation
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AP Automation

  • Create a paperless environment and free up corporate resources through eInvoicing
  • Pre-approve and immediately apply invoices and credits for all supplier shipments
  • Reduce supplier inquiries and increase supplier self-service
  • Use mobile technology to recognize, acknowledge, and apply invoices and receipts: No more piles of paper to be input later
  • Streamline dispute processes to rapidly resolve mismatches, instead of paying discrepancies because reconciliation is too complicated
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  • Improve working capital forecasts and savings with dynamic discounting
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Reporting & Analytics

  • Make better decisions using accurate, real-time data and custom dashboards
  • Utilize S2P data—from one source—for insights into supplier fulfilment rates, product pricing variances, qualitative judgments, payment term variances, and cost management
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