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February 25, 2015

In many procurement environments a high volume of routine small dollar approvals creates a bottleneck.  The requests are stuck until the approver realizes a procurement requires review and takes the steps necessary to grant approval.  Time spent on these routine approvals is time taken away from larger procurements which require careful scrutiny. 

Presumptive Approval allows document approvers to grant approval automatically for small dollar amounts.  This feature applies to requisitions, purchase orders, or invoices that require a value approval.  Once the option is enabled the system automatically approves the document and forwards an email confirmation...


January 12, 2015

Requisition lines can now be filled with a “Bid Solicitation”.  Bid solicitations include a list of required goods or services and are associated with a list of suppliers.  Click the “Send RFQ” button and a “Request for Quotation” order is created and eMailed to each supplier.   When responses are received prices and terms are recorded on the supplier’s “Request for Quotation” order.  The buyer can evaluate responses and award bids or individual bid lines with a single mouse click.  Click the “Bid Complete” button and confirming purchase orders are created and forwarded to the selected suppliers. 
 
This simple process provides proof...


November 12, 2014

Approve documents “on the go” with Slingshot’s Mobile Approvals application.  This tool will reduce your approval backlog by making approval tasks visible and reducing the effort to review and take action.
An icon on your phone shows you that approval tasks are outstanding.  Simply click the icon to view your open approvals.  Swipe horizontally through documents or vertically through document lines.  Grant or deny approval with one click.  You can review documents and take action without an Internet connection.  Actions are uploaded automatically when a connection becomes available.
Mobile approvals provide convenient access to all approval...


June 27, 2014

Slingshot’s mobile initiative continues with a new “touch friendly” user interface for its family of ERP applications.  Slingshot Touchtm is turned on by clicking a button on the application status bar.  Form elements are immediately optimized for tablet users.  Here are a few of the adjustments. 

  • Menu items and Drop down lists are taller
  • Toolbar icons are replaced with large buttons
  • Vertical swipe to conveniently scroll large lists
  • Auto-enlarge font when keyboard pops up

All Slingshot features are supported when using touch mode and work in a similar fashion, allowing users to easily switch between...


March 31, 2014

Slingshot’s Radio Frequency application now supports “2D Bar Code” labels.  These labels provide multiple pieces of information on one scan.  To illustrate, assume you have products that are lot- controlled and have expiration dates.  When picking these items each piece of information (Product, Location, Lot #, Quantity, and Unit) must be scanned.  With the “1D” label approach, 5 scans are required.  With “2D” labels all of the information can be captured with a single scan.  Slingshot instantly parses the information and populates all of the fields on the scanner.
“2D” capability is part of the latest release of Slingshot’s Wireless RF Module....


February 1, 2014

The supplier portal allows your company’s authorized suppliers to access your web site and provide product, pricing, shipment status and other information.   The portal enhances collaboration providing many benefits.  The accuracy of information on which procurement decisions depend is improved.  Shipping schedules are more accurate, reducing product shortages.  Purchasing efficiencies are gained; reducing labor costs and allowing purchasing personnel to focus on high value tasks.  Here are some of the tasks suppliers can perform in the portal.

Maintain the product catalogue – Suppliers can add or remove...


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