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This will:

  • Give you confidence in Supply Chain Simplified as your partner.
  • Explain how the SCS Purchase Order Portal is not only different from entry-level products, but head and shoulders above them.
  • Show how the SCS Portal can grow with you and support your business.

Businesses just like yours with similar needs have successfully used our services to streamline their Supply Chain Processes. They've experienced how our knowledge has helped them grow, automate and most importantly simplify their processes. All this is possible because we know that features are important - really important. But before we dig into the details, take a few minutes to understand Supply Chain Simplified's philosophy, depth and commitment to your success.

Supply Chain Simplified is different

Our founders and staff have been working with supply chain optimisation longer than the competition. We were developing software before the dotcom boom was even a thing.

Supply Chain Simplified is one of only a handful of technology companies NOT funded by venture captial, which frees us to focus on long-term objectives, not short-term investor gains.

As a result we are privately owned. This means our customers don't run the risks associated with a company losing millions of dollars of venture capital money or having to answer to a parent company. It also means we can pass on those cost savings to our customers.

All plans include the same great feature set regardless of your size, plus all the back-end support that makes our Portal so attractive.

SCS focuses on a fair and reasonable pricing strategy.

SCS has real, U.S. and European based, in-house phone support available, for free, to all customers.

All plans include a unique instance of our SCS Portal hosted on Microsoft's own Azure platform and managed by the company best suited to optimize it: us.

The differences keep on multiplying

We painstakingly focus on reliability

Did you know that some of our competitors cause long periods of downtime or broken websites by simply pushing out a routine version update?

When software fails or becomes unreliable, it's usually triggered by an event, and that event often relates to updates. We know this from experience, and it's a hard problem to solve. That's why you need a company like SCS to solve it.

We meticulously track upgrade and update issues with a built-in system that detects potential problems before the update occurs. Our internal goal is nothing short of 100% upgrade success.

We realised that there is no point in using a hosting environment with a track record of 99.99% uptime if we don't take upgrade reliability as seriously as possible.

We don't like limits and we don't like small-print gotchas

Our plans are based solely on the volume of Purchase Order Lines you put through our Portal. We allow you to have unlimited Branches, Suppliers and Users because the number of these you have in your system only has a marginal impact on the amount it costs us to host you.

On top of that, if we start setting limits on everything, we have to get into the details of what that means, which requires a lot of fine print and "gotchas" to protect ourselves. We don't like where that leads and we're guessing you don't either.

We'll say it again we give you unlimited Branches, Suppliers and Users... because the number of these you have doesn't meaningfully impact our costs. Your cost to us relates to disk space, server resources and bandwidth.

Some of our competitors charge your Suppliers for using the system. We won't. Ever. We want to help you get Supplier adoption so why would we? It is free for them to use and always will be.

Our Portal can interface to multiple ERP systems simultaneously within the same unified UI. Guess what? We don't put limits on these connections either, this is included as standard across all of our plans at no extra cost.

We provide meaningful, helpful, timely support

In the current global business climate, it's very easy to offer "support." But we all know there's a huge difference between good support and bad support. How often is calling a support number the start of the frustration rather than the end of it?

Great support is not about ticking a box on a checklist. At SCS, all customers get free phone and email support. We have real people in our Atlanta and UK offices manning the phones ready to help.

We made a decision that good support means supporting your success, not just our product, and there is no other competitor that takes this as seriously as we do.

We also listen attentively to our customers, new feature ideas can get added to our product roadmap and implemented in a matter of weeks if they are popular.

How people in your situation typically use the SCS Portal to their best advantage

Lets be clear, the SCS Portal is an Enterprise-level SaaS solution that has been developed with decades of experience, yet is available at a price point that makes it accessible to smaller businesses as well as large multi-nationals.

To get started:

  • Call (+1 470.252.8380 US / +44 7590 409823 UK) or email us so we can setup a no-obligation LIVE web demonstration of the SCS Portal so you can see it in action.
  • We will setup you up with a free no-obligation trial where you can use the SCS Portal first-hand for 90 days. You will get to experience the full feature set with no limits.

When you meet with us, the goals are then to:

  • Understand your needs
  • Describe in detail how our Portal can address your pain points
  • See how we can immediately stream-line your Order Book management and start saving you money!
  • Discuss a rollout and training plan that works for your business.
  • Highlights:

  • Your own cloud hosted instance of the SCS Portal
    Side note: Why we host for you

  • Out of the box support for both JDE World and Enterprise One ERP systems
    Side note: Why we host for you

  • 100% US/UK based phone support

  • Month to month agreement. No Contract.

  • Technical Highlights:

  • World class hosting that scales automatically.

  • No additional overhead on your IS resources

  • Up and running in under an hour

  • Full geo-redundant backups keeping your data safe

  • All data transmitted using industry standard HMAC and 256-bit SSL encryption

  • Cost Saving Highlights:

  • Reduce resources required to manage Order Book

  • Reduce missed or late deliveries and prevent shortages

  • Reduce on-hand inventory

  • Streamline receiving

  • Track inbound shipments

  • Move towards "Just-In-Time" (JIT) Supply Chain

Features

Order Book Management

  • No more manual management of your Order Book
  • No more spreadsheets
  • No more missed deliveries

Our Purchase Order Cloud Portal gives your Suppliers visibility of your Purchase Orders within minutes of them being created in your ERP system. Your Suppliers can then confirm or negotiate Promise dates, Quantities and Unit Prices within seconds. Changes are then automatically written back to your ERP system removing the need for double entry and eliminating input errors.

Order Book

Multiple ERP System Integration

The Portal has been carefully designed to easily integrate with your existing ERP system. We currently support Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle JD Edwards World, with interfaces for SAP and Microsoft Dynamix AX in the pipeline. The Portal integrates quickly and easily with multiple ERP systems at the SAME TIME! Thats right, if your company runs more than one ERP system then our Portal will seamlessly interface to all of them presenting a consolidated Order Book within the same unified GUI.

Multiple ERP Interfaces

Setup in minutes

  • No expensive consultants
  • No lengthy lead time
  • No overhead costs

Being in the cloud means your company can get up and running with our Portal in under an hour and immediately start reducing the costs of managing your Order Book. With no setup fee and a month by month contract your ROI is immediate as you can start making savings from Day 1.

Managed Service

  • World-class hosting
  • Scalable Resources
  • Managed by SCS

The clever design and "Software as a Service" (SaaS) model of our Portal provides limitless scalability and adds NO overhead to your existing IS resources. Install a light-weight Windows service and let us manage the Portal in our world-class Microsoft Azure data center leaving you free to do what you do best, manage your business.

Advanced Features

  • Negotiate and Confirm Promise Dates, Quantities and Prices
  • Electronic notification of new or amended order lines
  • Quickly flag Priority Order lines for your Suppliers
  • Suppliers can print their Purchases Orders with one-click
  • Suppliers can build shipments and print barcode labels
  • Control supplier lead-time to prevent early shipments
  • Inbound and Outbound shipment tracking
  • Daily email digest summaries
  • Supplier self-service payment enquiries by order line
  • Powerful Business Intelligence and Analytics

Remember all our plans get the full feature-set so, regardless of order volume, all our customers get to enjoy the full benefit of the SCS Portal.

Dashboard

Fully responsive

The Portal is built on the latest cloud technologies and can be accessed from anywhere in the world via mobile devices and tablets

Scales with your business

Our subscription model means, not only is our Portal cost-effective, but it scales with your business, both up and down.

Reduce Costs

Our Portal makes it so easy to identify order inaccuracies and late shipments before they cost you money and affect your business.

Reduce Inventory

The Shipping model allows you to carefully control when Suppliers are allowed to ship orders to help promote JIT and reduce your on-hand inventory.

Plans

Remember ALL our plans get the same great features.
Customers are automatically assigned to the appropriate plan based on the last 7 days average count of their Open Order lines*.

  • Small Business
  • Up to 1000 open order lines
  • Multiple ERP Support
  • BI Dashboards
  • Order Book Management
  • Shipment Management
  • Shipping Label Generation
  • Reporting
  • Email and Telephone Support
  • No minimum contract length
  • Corporate
  • Up to 5000 open order lines
  • Multiple ERP Support
  • BI Dashboards
  • Order Book Management
  • Shipment Management
  • Shipping Label Generation
  • Reporting
  • Email and Telephone Support
  • No minimum contract length
  • Premium
  • Up to 20000 open order lines
  • Multiple ERP Support
  • BI Dashboards
  • Order Book Management
  • Shipment Management
  • Shipping Label Generation
  • Reporting
  • Email and Telephone Support
  • No minimum contract length
  • Enterprise
  • 20000+ open order lines
  • Multiple ERP Support
  • BI Dashboards
  • Order Book Management
  • Shipment Management
  • Shipping Label Generation
  • Reporting
  • Email and Telephone Support
  • No minimum contract length

*We will automatically adjust you to the most appropriate plan (up or down) based on your open order count

Contact Us

For more information or an online demo please get in touch

Supply Chain Simplified LLC.
6120 Vista Crossing Way,
Cumming, GA 30028
P: +1 470.252.8380 (US) / +44 7590 409 823 (UK)

The SCS Purchase Order Portal, the easiest and simpliest way to manage your Open Order Book.

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