Bellwether Purchasing Softwareとは
This software is very user friendly and simple to learn and use.
I can't see requisitions by other users which sometimes makes it hard to see if something I need to order has already been requested by someone else.
A lot of functionality for a moderate investment
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, we've had a very good experience with this software.
Our primary use is for inventory management and stock requisitioning. The system works very well for those functions and has vastly improved our inventory audits. At the time we purchased (2010), web-based software was just becoming popular and was a huge plus.
We've been using it for so long now (12 years) that its use is second nature so it is hard to think of a specific "con." I would say at this point in time, one could be that there is not yet have a mobile app. Since the software is used primarily by our distribution team that works from the field, a mobile app that allows them to create and submit stock requisitions would be ideal and further streamline our efficiencies.
Harbor Bridge Project Bellwether Review
製品を使ってみた感想： Great! We previously used excel to for requisitioning which would need to be printed, manually signed by approver, scanned and then emailed directly to Procurement. PO's would be in an excel as well, then saved to PDF and emailed to Vendors. This cuts down on a lot of miscommunication and "lost" req's/PO's
The ease for field team members to submit requisitions, on multiple devices. The ability to turn a requisition into a PO and transfer the data seamlessly. The ability to see the status of the Req's and PO's easily and quickly.
The amount of clicks it requires to search something - option to short key would be great! Also, when multiple PO's are approved they come together in one PDF, even if they are for several different vendors and they have to manually be separated through adobe.
Sends reminders when PO's need approval.
Filtering functionality is not as robust as it could be.
製品を使ってみた感想： I enjoyed working with Tammy and the Bellwether team. Very responsive and understood what we needed to work asap and it was a great support for our company.
We started our company when we had almost no processes in place and Bellwether was a critical component for issuing purchase orders for our projects. We did not utilize all of the features that were available, but the software was very helpful.
Our company decided to go with another ERP system rather than Bellwether for reasons related to familiarity of another system with our finance team. There was not much from a purchasing side of things that was not meeting our needs.
Long time user of user-friendly Bellwether
製品を使ってみた感想： For our public library, this product is the right price and has the right functionality for us. It is fairly easy to use for an average user. On the administrative side, it is easy to figure out for the most part. Some things like reports and items entries and be a little difficult.
Bellwether is simple and easy to use. It is affordable for most small businesses.
The reporting function and search functions of Bellwether could use some improvement. The search function is not the easiest, and compared to other software programs on the market, I believe it could work better. The report function is clunky and has never been a key feature of Bellwether, so if your organization requires financial reports from your PO system, this is not the software for you.
We love Bellwether
製品を使ってみた感想： We have loved our Bellwether experience. Customer service has been great and quickly responds if I've had an issue or question. This is our favorite product we use at the church.
We have loved the approval process and also the customization of the product. We use the product for more than just Purchases. We also use the product for reimbursements, credit card approvals, Check requests and petty cash requests. It has been great at holding people accountable with making purchases and getting the proper approvals before making purchases. It also has helped out tremendously with communication between departments when it comes to purchasing.
I have no complaints we love Bellwether!
Fit perfectly into our workflow
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall it works very well and brings a lot of tracking and reporting that we did not have before.
We needed software that could serve as the bridge between our rental software and our purchasing department. Not only do we purchase a lot of assets for rental but our warehouse inventory needed a more convenient way to be processed. BPM serves us in both capacities.
There is a little bit of a learning curve when using "filters" to hone in on finding items (this is a newer way of doing it that people with less technical prowess has probably never seen before).
Great tool for vendor payment management
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall experience is great.
-Simple receiving platform with drag and drop attachment capability -browser and mobile browser friendly interfaces - full approval matrix rules so the right people are approving the right spend.
- When receiving, the rate of the purchase invoice /packing slip received is not presented on the receiving lines for confirmation before receiving - post invoicing and received credits cannot be applied to an existing PO since it locks as completed.
Bellwether makes our purchasing process easier.
Creating requisitions and purchase orders are intuitive and easy to explain to new users. I have trained many people in Bellwether and find that the help center is great for them and a wonderful tool.
I feel that the reporting process could be made much more user-friendly. Once I find the correct set up, the reporting is great, but it takes a lot of work to figure out how to get the data that I'm looking for.
Vendor and Purchase tracking just got easier!
製品を使ってみた感想： Bellwether software has provided the perspective and tracking needed to define and make purchasing decisions quickly with neccessary accountability.
The software is simple to navigate with user-definable fields. The catalog function allows tracking various vendor pricing and the Requisition/Purchase Order functions allow approval tracking as well as quick reordering without building from scratch.
Budget tracking views and departmental information can be difficult for the first few purchase entries but that simplifies after regular use.
Great Program for Purchasing
製品を使ってみた感想： Bellwether has helped our company tremendously. Over the last few years we have been able to utilize it to help us keep track of our spending like we were never able to before.
This software is very user friendly and simple to learn and use. My favorite thing about the program is the customer service that you get along with the product. They are always helpful and quick to answer any time I have a questions. They are improving all the time, which is actually a great thing because we've been able to make suggestions and express issues while having it fixed in a timely manner.
I feel that this is a growing software, so we've encountered some issues, but it's always very minimal. It can sometimes be picky on how you enter information, but it's nothing terrible.
Ilyssa, Thank you so much for the great endorsement of Bellwether! Kevin Chief
Great program and Great customer service
The Bellwether program really helped us to get a handle on our purchase approval process and followup on outstanding orders. It tracks everything from purchase requests to invoices to budgets. The customer service has been stellar - we haven't had to make very many requests but when we do, we get a response very quickly.
A couple of minor things: I would like to see the progress bar for the status of an order on the Purchase Order screen instead of the Requisition. It would also be helpful to have the Add Item box a different color or somehow differentiate it from the Order Lines section. That has been a point of confusion for some of our users.
Bellwether has streamlined our entire purchasing process
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall it has streamlined our purchasing procedures.
Easy to keep things organized from requistion to approval to ordering. When we can use punchouts, they are awesome.
It would be nice to be able to upload a packing list/recipt after an item as been received in the system. Sometimes the "Receive" button gets pushed and there's no way to add a packing slip later. It's also a bit confusing at first to have the REQ numbers not match up with PO numbers - they should be different formats or something, otherwise a requisiton of 010530 might become a PO number of 010555 while a prior requisition becomes PO number 010530. It would also be handy to be able to search the list of POs for a certain vendor or item - as it is, you can sort the columns by vendor and find it that way but a search feature would be great.
Mikayla, Thank you for your endorsement of Bellwether! Kevin CEO
having good experince while using this product
製品を使ってみた感想： Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close
it Eliminates our out of control manual purchasing process. No more paper! Gain accountability, tracking, and reporting.
On the downside, most of the challenges experienced with e-procurement emanate mostly from the supplier and not the company but can have an effect on the procurement process. Training cost may be high. Any time technology is involved there is some level of risk to compromised data. What of a supplier who has for all the years been handling clients on a face-to-face basis? E-procurement will definitely become a challenge but it should not be an excuse to ignore e-procurement software.
Heavy Bellwether User
製品を使ってみた感想： Lot's of problems are being solved. One centralized place for all purchases makes keeping track of budgets a lot easier.
The User Interface is one of the best I've seen. Very easy to navigate. Very quick and snappy for being a cloud based program. Great catalog and template that make requisitions very easy to submit.
Not really any large cons. Easy to use and solves a lot of problems other software have.
Bellwether BPM is an incredible software!
We really enjoy using Bellwether BPM to track our teams purchases and expenses. BW makes it easy to see how much budget we have left in each category and shows where we need to focus on in the upcoming budget.
Honestly for what we use Bellwether BPM for, we have not found a downside yet.
This was a good choice for our company
製品を使ってみた感想： Very good experience with Bellwether, and the support has been effective and timely. The cost of the system kept me in budget.
The software is intuitive, and training employees was very easy. The set up and implementation process was very straight forward, and the Bellwether team very supportive. The automatic approval process from email is helpful, and means you don't have to log in to approve requisitions.
The report writer is chunky, and finding the right fields can be a challenge
Steve, Thank for the great endorsement of BPM. We have our new reporting module coming out in the next two months that will make your life easier. Kevin CEO
Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory Software
As a member of an organization with where my main use comes in the form of reviewing orders and looking up archived information, I can tell you I really appreciate the ease in which I can access the files I need.
No cons. The software meets all my needs
Juan, Awesome comments on Bellwether! Thank you, Kevin CEO
製品を使ってみた感想： do not use this
this product is easy to use and manage. As an IT Manager having this based in cloud with security and less maintenance on also managing a local server helps me get more done by not worrying about anything but logging in and using the software.
No account to be able to go in and approve any PO. Super user
Easy to place and manage orders. Easy to train new employees. Purchasing features were customized well for our use.
I wish the requisition feature were more flexible to meet our needs.
Bellwether Purchase Order Review
製品を使ってみた感想： No inventory tracking from my end
User Friendly easy to navigate. Easy to understand how to follow and track your purchases.
Auto population of email address upon send & save
Very functional and meets all of our needs
Easy to use. Levels of users. All the invoice information in one entry.
Numerous steps in some of the set ups. Can be complicated to add new items.
Bellwether Purchasing Software Review
It saves the catalog which makes it easy when sending in equipment for calibration because the serial numbers are saved in the item description
There is nothing about this software that I do not like
製品を使ってみた感想： It keeps our business running smoothly and allows us to get things purchased in a timely manner.
I like how easy it is to use this software.
When you have to add a new item when ordering, it gets kinda confusing.
This product fit our needs well both from capability and price point perspectives
Our organization was looking for a purchasing software package to replace an antiquated and cumbersome excel routine. After viewing a number of available packages at various price points we felt that ePMX would best meet our needs. Our set up included the institution of a part numbering system for repetitive needs and inventory management purposes. We also needed a custom bridge to output from the invoice system in ePMX to another acct'g system we use.
Working with ePMX to understand master file setup was easy. Setting up each module took some time but there were no real hitches. Loading data into ePMX went very smoothly. Overall the implementation was done within our time frame. I found ePMX trainers responsive and knowledgeable.
The custom bridge we needed worked properly with just a slight bit of tweaking up front.
I feel one negative was the length of time it took to develop a punchout for one of our large vendors. This was not just an ePMX issue but also involved that vendor's input. But I felt as though ePMX should have been driving this harder when things got bogged down.
Overall I would recommend ePMX to anyone looking for a package with the advertised features. Reporting is easy and quick. Finding information is easy and quick. We are able to manage our purchases and inventory much more effectively using ePMX.