For BASF, eProcurement helps to speed up the procurement processes and to increase efficiency along the supply chain. eProcurement also enables higher transparency on supplier markets.
Elemica is the electronic hub for chemical goods including Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) messages. To push for improved transactional efficiency for contracted business, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration to suppliers has been built up - either directly with suppliers (VMI) or via the transaction platform, Elemica. About 1800 companies are using the Elemica network at the moment.
Service Procurement Online is used to handle external services. All important process steps from the Request-for-Quotation (RfQ) to the billing will be done using service specifications. The usage of SP-Online on the BASF SAP platform guarantees the secure handling of confidential documents. Suppliers have the possibility to invoice within the system. The entire process is workflow and email supported.
Wallmedien (Catbuy catalogue search engine) is an eProcurement solution, which is applied in BASF subsidiaries in Asia Pacific, Europe and South America. This user-friendly application is flexible and is in use at smaller as well as bigger sites.
Hubwoo is one of the strategic partners for system integrated procurement based on electronic catalogues. The system is in Europe at the Verbundsites Ludwigshafen, Schwarzheide and Antwerp, as well as in North America in use.
Futura Solutions is an e-sourcing platform which supports the efficient handling of purchasing transactions from Request-for-information (RFI) over Request-for-Quotation (RfQ) right up to the negotiations in an e-auction. The tool is linked up via interfaces to the SAP-ERP system at BASF SE.
The Vendor Interaction Portal is a cloud solution provided by Elemica to automate the end-to-end Purchase-to-Pay process from purchase requisition to invoice between BASF and its suppliers. Suppliers having switched to this portal will be able to work with it 24/7 year round.