The selected ERP did not provide the required flexibility for managing purchasing across multiple locations. Building a purchasing application was required to integrate with external vendors to bid on RFPs while also ensuring that the custom application can also integrate back into the ERP system.
This solution was to build a custom .NET / SharePoint application to manage the purchasing process and integrate with the ERP system. Allowing managers across the company to see current inventory levels and decide what is required for purchasing. Some of the key features required were the following:
.NET developed modules to manage the complex purchasing process for multiple locations
Integration with the ERP system to pull current inventories and allow managers across the company to see current inventory levels and decide what is required for purchasing
External vendors able to provide pricing to RFPs
Allowing comparing vendors RFP pricing and selecting the best options for purchasing