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May 26, 2017

Slingshot has been selected for manufacturing and inventory management by AB BioTechnologies of Bloomington In.  AB Bio provides contract manufacturing services for large pharmaceutical companies.  The company focuses on the manufacture of injectable pharmaceuticals for clinical trial purposes.  A key competency is lyophilizing (freeze drying).  The key to AB Bio’s success is its ability to meet demanding customer requirements in relatively short time frames.

AB Bio has been in business for several years.  Rapid expansion is planned for the next 12 months including a new 25KSF manufacturing facility.  Slingshot will be managing all materials in the...


March 19, 2017

The “Take a Shot” program allows prospective customers to confirm Slingshot’s software satisfies all essential requirements before signing a software subscription agreement.  Set-up data, enter transactions, and confirm results in a secure, private environment.
The cost of the program is a one-time $275 fee.  The fee includes 24x7 access to all Slingshot procurement applications for a one week period, basic training, user’s documentation, and a dedicated support representative “on call”. 
For more information contact Slingshot sales representative at sales@slingshotsoftware.com.


January 27, 2017

A number of significant RFx processing enhancements have been added to Slingshot’s Strategic Sourcing application.  Slingshot automates the process of creating, distributing, scoring and awarding RFx initiatives (e.g. Request for Proposal, Request for Quotation or Request for Information).  An RFx initiative can include a survey, a set of items to price and a set of required business terms.  Suppliers are invited to participate by Email.  A link in the Email takes the supplier to a series of forms on which the response is completed.  Each response is automatically “scored” based on both price and survey responses.  Responses are awarded by pulling them into...


December 30, 2016

If he doesn’t get his bananas on time we have to answer to Leo.


November 29, 2016

Many procurement environments do not have formal buying organizations.  Often the requisitioner is the buyer and is responsible for identifying the needed material or service and the best supplier.  Slingshot now allows your security administrator to authorize requisitioners to create “self-filling” requisitions. 
The user constructs the requisition in normal manner using Slingshot’s powerful and easy to use search functions, internal catalogue, shopping lists and “punch out” facilities.  A supplier can be specified for the entire request or separately for each item requested.  The unit price is entered for each item on the Checkout Form.  When...


October 31, 2016

Slingshot now allows customers to tag any field on any record as “audited”.  Once tagged, the applications automatically record the activity responsible for the change, a before and after image of the field, the user who changed it and the date and time of the change.  This facility is especially valuable for pharmaceutical manufacturers and other regulated industries that require a complete and permanent audit trail covering all data changes.  The audit trail can be viewed by user, date, transaction, record or field.  Simple to use forms allow you to browse the information using any combination of these items.  For example, who changed the standard cost field on...


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