By Customer Request and Technological Advancement: 17.3 Impala
For procurement teams who want a solution that delivers to their custom needs while keeping up to speed with technological advances in the industry, JAGGAER’s 17.3 Impala release delivers just that. In this latest release, highlighted upgrades to our full product suite include Multi-Business Unit (MBU) management capability and Multi-Stage Optimization (MSO) for our Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO).
Impala was designed with direct feedback from multiple customers to deliver global scalability with intelligent workflows that eliminate human intervention, and are customizable for specific industries. Perhaps the most noteworthy advancement in this release is the milestone MSO brings to our award-winning ASO product. MSO triples ASO’s power with unparalleled control and visibility into all aspects of the supply chain.
Below, we dive deeper into some additional features the Impala brings:
- True two-way collaboration between buyers and suppliers that need fast resolution of critical elements with one another during the sourcing process. With this feature, buyers can now submit private questions to individual suppliers during an event, clarifying the supplier’s response and streamlining the selection process.
- Price is right adjustment for customers in retail and consumer products that need to retain the cost of services and maintain profitability in support of their distribution model. This feature allows catalog price markups by business unit (for example: storefront, manufacturer, and warehouse), commodity code, or UNSPSC in order to maximize profit margins and balance economies of scale for each member within the distributed network.
- Improved global supplier registration and creation process for customers that desire an easier way to capture critical supplier sourcing information. This feature extends supplier profile data to automatically flow through the system via a new supplier request form, eliminating any need for manual manipulation. Buyers receive automatic notifications on the status of supplier registrations and approvals so that the appropriate action can be taken quickly.
- Integrated change management for third-party systems that customers or partners require for additional enhancements in areas such as risk or regulation. This integration process drastically speeds up the time to integrate those provider systems with the JAGGAER platform, providing added value for a customer in short order.
To learn more about the power, speed, and performance of Impala see here.