Reinvent your supplier relationships

SupplierBase is an award winning intelligent platform that helps you maximise value from your supplier relationships. The platform is designed to create an automated and consistent supplier experience across your organisation by giving you a consolidated real-time view of your supplier relationships.

 

Why you'll love the platform


Proven capabilities

SupplierBase has been developed using over 10 years of global supplier management research and is used by companies such as Royal Mail, Hastings Direct, Allied Irish Bank, Nationwide and many more.

Drive efficiency & value creation

Focus on driving additional value and optimisation with your key suppliers by automating relationships with non strategic suppliers. 

Manage risk & regulatory compliance

Continuously monitor and assess supplier risk. The platform integrates with third party risk information providers to monitor supply chain, regulatory and cyber risks.

Drive innovation & growth

Provide a clear innovation management process to maximise return on R&D activities. Track communications, work team progress, and decisions with the platform's Innovation, Prospective Suppliers, Relationship and Reporting modules.

Improve performance & reporting

Maximise efficiency, quality and cost reductions by automatically tracking and reporting on agreed KPI’s, contractual obligations and quality standards with consolidated real-time data.

Informed decision making

Are you struggling to gather all the critical information you need to make the right decisions for your business? SupplierBase centralises all the information you need, giving you a real-time view of your supplier relationships.

Consistent supplier experience

Create a consistent and automated supplier experience across your organisation. Compare and share suppliers performance and best practices across your supply base. 

Improve governance & collaboration

Manage your suppliers via a single shared interface where your team, stakeholders and suppliers can easily connect, share information and manage activities and events.

Choose your modules

The platform is modular to create a tailored solution to meet your organisation's specific requirements. Relationship and Intelligence are the core platform modules. Contract, Performance, Risk, Innovation, Reporting, Prospective suppliers and CSR modules are optional.

Integrate with existing systems

SupplierBase has been developed for rapid implementation and easy integration with SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards, Peoplesoft and other major systems covering the whole procurement lifecycle, as well as internal or specialised solutions (eg. supply chain risk, sustainability, innovation, cyber risk, spend analytics).

Training & support

Automating your suppliers relationships can be daunting. We have training, support and implementation teams in-house to have the system up and running quickly to maximise the return.

Platform highlights


Intelligent relationships

Connect, jointly share information and manage activities with your suppliers, business partners and subject matter experts.

  • Set-up supplier governance, meeting schedule and stakeholder mapping
  • Conduct 360-survey feedback and Voice of the Supplier assessments and monitor relationship improvement actions
  • Assign and track actions, risks, meetings and notes

Risk management

Automate risk management to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. Assess suppliers’ risks and resilience and mitigate supply chain risks.

  • Manage supplier risks and issues in collaboration with the suppliers
  • Conduct risk assessments and identify, manage and mitigate how risky a supplier is
  • Monitor supply chain risk and create risk mitigation plans

Performance management

Supplier performance improvement is at the heart of supplier management and is linked to multiple aspects, from KPIs in contracts through to risk, innovation and CSR / sustainability capabilities. Performance is reported at multiple levels to enable full visibility across suppliers, categories, regions and projects/contracts. It also provides a common basis for performance assessment.

  • Automate KPI set-up, scoring and reporting.
  • Produce performance reports across suppliers, KPIs, categories, regions, and contracts.
  • Monitor quality standards through non-conformance tracking, corrective action and preventative analysis

Reporting

The reports module provides users a central place to view supplier insights and intelligence.

  • Create customable standard (global) and personal dashboards
  • Establish consistent reporting templates for supplier dashboards
  • Distribute dashboards to suppliers

Innovation management

A business's capacity to innovate through its supply chain is a key competitive advantage in today’s business world. SupplierBase provides a clear innovation management process through a single platform. 

  • Capture supplier’s innovations in response to your challenges (guided innovations)
  • Capture, assess and feedback on supplier’s open innovations and continuous improvements
  • Create and assign innovation-related actions to (internal and supplier) users and monitor progress

Contract optimisation

SupplierBase enables you to capture, search, browse and report on supplier contracts. Set and track contract milestones and actions to ensure negotiated contract terms are leveraged throughout the contract lifecycle and actions are followed up by accountable stakeholders.

  • Capture contract summaries and documents in one place
  • Perform customised searches on key contract terms and notify users via email about key dates and milestones of contracts
  • Manage contractual obligations and other contract actions.

Intelligence: Live 360 data dashboards

The intelligence features of SupplierBase works in synergy with the relationship management features. The dynamic dashboards showing live data are tailored to the audience to help monitor the relationship and governance. Information is aggregated across the entire platform and with third party data sources. 

  • Gather suppliers’ pertinent information centrally
  • Allow suppliers to keep their company information up-to-date
  • View key supplier data at a glance, including a supplier overview, spend information, compliance and other supplier master data.

Sustainability & CSR

From supplier safety to working conditions, to reduced carbon footprint, the focus on better management of the supply chain is increasing. Critical to this is clearly defining and aligning the sustainability objectives and corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda of both the buying and supplying organisations. SupplierBase offers, and supports the linking of, auditing and assessment capabilities and deeper, often onsite assessment capabilities.

  • Conduct CSR assessments and surveys
  • Create and assign actions to (internal and supplier) users and monitor progress
  • Capture and monitor CSR-related risks and issues

Prospective suppliers

Choose the right suppliers for your business and make supplier onboarding easy.

  • Allow suppliers to self-register and undertake an onboarding and pre-qualification process (e.g. create their company profile, respond to questionnaires).
  • Assess the suitability of prospective suppliers and maintain a list of registered and pre-qualified suppliers.
  • Communicate with prospective suppliers, invite them to submit their innovations (to a challenge) and potentially update their registration status to an approved / live supplier.

Request SupplierBase demo

Schedule discovery meeting

Nationwide innovates with SRM technology

Ready to talk?

 

CONTACT US