The Benefits of Open Windows

Open Windows is one of Australia’s leading providers of modular procurement software which is used by over 150 of the country’s largest organisations and government departments both in the cloud and on premise.

Established over twenty years ago, Open Windows has lived the IT development curve and is now a Microsoft GOLD development partner and Microsoft ‘Innovation Partner of the Year’ award winner.

Today, our leading edge integrated software solutions are helping our clients develop and manage critical supply lines, complex tenders, large scale contracts and major projects worth billions of dollars.

Driving benefit realisation

Open Windows software can help you realise the business benefits of pro-active management of the supply side of your organisation through automation – leaving you more time to work strategically rather than administratively.

Our technology can also help busy buyers and contract managers alike meet a wide range of new challenges to help ensure delivery against the growing list of corporate demands from their external resource base, and realise a wide range of business benefits such as;

  • never missing a contract deadline or decision point with eAlerts technology –avoiding delays and saving cost.
  • single data entry technology across all phases of the contract life cycle – saving time for busy procurement teams so they can work more strategically
  • unique configuration of process automation to match your exact business needs, not the system needs – to make your system as business relevant and productive as possible
  • managing multi-party contracts and multiple TIERS down your supply chain, not just a single prime contractor – to bring greater visibility and lower risk profiles to your supply lines
  • direct supplier input to the system are designed to help improve reporting and build process integrity, compliance, probity and safer risk management – to offer less risk & strengthened compliance with real-time audit trails
  • building an SRM database, capable of capturing supply market intelligence, similar to sales teams’ CRM technologies – to build enhanced market awareness and make strategic sourcing easier & faster
  • full integration with existing legacy systems is usually relatively easy, as we have hands-on experience integrating with most major ERP and P2P system offerings – to ensure better service for you, enterprise wide.

Our “modular” system design enables businesses of all sizes to benefit more directly from the 12 best practices of modern contract management [download white-paper here] and avoid the ten most common pitfalls of contract management.

AND maintaining the 7 rights..

Traditionally, procurement fulfilled the upstream strategic sourcing of supply lines, and then the business managed contracts implementation; not so well as it turned out. Delivering the SIX RIGHTS has never been more critical for most organisations – ensuring that the right things are at the right place, to the right spec, at the right time, for the right cost and from the right source. However, Open Windows increasingly see the rise of a 7th RIGHT … contracting and managing suppliers in the RIGHT WAY. Not just in terms of compliance, but also in terms of provenance, social responsibility and in a way consistent with the both organisational values and achieving the best outcomes.

Already today, a raft of new compliance requirements are adding to the ongoing burden of ensuring supplier performance. Moreover, benefits-realisation is attained NOT JUST from proactive category management work …. specialised CONTRACT MANAGEMENT is increasingly essential to capture meaningful business benefits: Moreover, even to ensure delivery in a complex and volatile world, we must manage important supply contracts proactively …. and the Open Windows modular procurement system helps buyers do that quickly and easily:

The answer.. modular procurement.

The Open Windows modular procurement software suite is divided into NINE key modules. Each modules represents a key step in the procurement LIFE CYCLE – with the TENDERS and CONTRACTS modules at the heart of the system. Each module in the suite can operate individually on a stand alone basis, or can fully integrate with any combination of  the other modules. They are all specifically designed to help you manage the supply process better, faster and cheaper.

The NINE different modules are ….

CATEGORIES, PROJECTS, PROCESSES, SOURCING, TENDERS, CONTRACTS, COMPLIANCE, BUDGETS and SRM. Learn More.

Two additional smaller modules are also included with system implementations as part of the delivery – REPORTING and DOCUMENTS. Learn More.