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A Purchase Order Process Everyone Can Love.

How spend management simplifies POs for companies from founding to IPO and beyond.

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  • An exploration of the benefits and downsides of POs.
  • A flowchart that shows the difference between decentralized and centralized spend.  
  • An explanation of why startups and small businesses should consider a PO process.
  • A visualization of the PO process workflow.
  • An argument for how spend management solutions can reduce the red tape associated with POs.

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Guides and ebooks

A Purchase Order Process Everyone Can Love.

How spend management simplifies POs for companies from founding to IPO and beyond.

What you will get:

  • An exploration of the benefits and downsides of POs.
  • A flowchart that shows the difference between decentralized and centralized spend.  
  • An explanation of why startups and small businesses should consider a PO process.
  • A visualization of the PO process workflow.
  • An argument for how spend management solutions can reduce the red tape associated with POs.
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What you’ll find in this guide:

Companies of all sizes can realize the benefits of a purchase order workflow. To reduce the red tape associated with POs, smaller businesses will need a robust spend management system to automate many of the steps.
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A big cast of characters to satisfy.

Purchase orders are often preferred by vendors and auditors alike. However, many smaller companies are hesitant to put a PO process in place due to concerns about red tape. With a streamlined process, however, POs can become a beloved part of every company.

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Decentralized and centralized purchasing.

PO processes need to support both centralized and decentralized purchasing workflows.

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PO process and red tape.

Smaller companies often avoid implementing PO processes because they don’t have staff to dedicate to procurement and because of POs’ reputation for being unwieldy. A spend management platform can make POs realistic for all companies.

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Detailed look at POs.

POs offer several benefits including transparency, an alternative to contracts, meeting compliance and vendor requirements, and legal protection.

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Where POs fit in.

A PO process can support complex approvals that give managers visibility into spend. Automatic routing saves time and ensures that all purchases are properly approved.

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Purchasing process.

A well-defined PO process ensures visibility for both centralized and decentralized purchasing processes.

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Making a bitter process sweet.

A good PO automation system allows for a flexible process that can be customized to meet your company’s needs. It should create a seamless experience from pre-approval all the way to recording to the general ledger.

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A better way.

With the help of a quality spend management system, companies of all sizes can experience the benefits of a PO process.

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