Integrate upstream Category Management with downstream Contract Management
Capture and use market intelligence through pre-qualification, SMI capture, ECI records
Simplify data entry, filter UNSPSC by Category
Define business planning and strategy by Category
Better visibility & spend analysis, reports by Category
Enhance visibility of supplier, contract and tender information through the flexibility to sort data into categories and use this information for better strategic decisions
Supply Market Intelligence
Once defined, all records within the system can be associated to the category structure – including Sourcing, Contracts and Supplier records. This integrated mechanism of classifying information throughout the various modules of the solutions provides a single view for the Category Manager of the business being undertaken within their category.
Category Management Plan
Category Management Plans detailing information such as Category Descriptions, Procurement Strategies, Business Stakeholders can be developed and stored within the solution. Updates can be recorded to provide a complete historic view of how the category is managed over time.
User defined Categories can be broken into associated sub-categories and mapped to relevant sections of the UNSPSC coding structure – which simplifies data entry and analytics when associating sourcing and contract records to a category.
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Integrate the use of CATEGORIES module with SOURCING to quickly source pre-qualified suppliers in the exact category you require.
We chose Open Windows CONTRACTS not only for the complete solution approach, but also for their willingness to customise the product in accordance with the department’s business needs and the ability to integrate with our finance and document management software.
Tasmania Government - Department of State Growth
Open Windows have been fantastic. They are a results-focused team who tailored the software solutions that meet our needs. Their flexible, user-friendly system was implemented on budget, and to a very tight timeline.
We regard Open Windows CONTRACTS as a critical business system for contract management.
Jason Farrugia, Manager Strategic ProcurementCity of Monash
We use Open Windows (OW) for contract management, eTendering and document management. OW is very cost effective and easy to use with highly customisable modules, and OW support is always there if you need it.
Matthew Hunt, Commissioning Coordination ManagerWA Primary Health Alliance
Your support is one of the best I have experienced in my years of working with systems and there have been quite a few years! Well done!! To you and your team.