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Why an intuitive, easy-to-use interface is essential for any e-procurement solution

    The aim of any business software is to increase your productivity. Software needs to be intuitive to enable users to truly benefit. Proqura is self-service with a minimal learning curve.
Why an intuitive, easy-to-use interface is essential for any e-procurement solution

Today's tech users expect an exceptionally user-friendly interface when it comes to all technology. These expectations are no longer limited to consumer technology.

An easy-to-use interface is an essential part of any business software that has a goal of digitizing time-consuming business processes. A procurement team member will only use a system that allows the same ease of use as any of the other applications they use everyday. If converting paper to digital screens proves more complicated and difficult for teams, it defeats the purpose entirely.

The challenge faced by complex business solutions is providing high-powered and multifunctional digital tools that are intuitive and easy to use. But a truly beneficial e-procurement solution is one that goes beyond "easy to use" and creates an intuitive and integrated experience.

Proqura's operating structure is designed to create a familiar and welcoming entry point for users unfamiliar with software-as-a-service but comfortable and well-versed with online shopping portals and sign-up based web applications such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

Three benefits of Proqura's high powered yet easy-to-use interface

1. Fully self-service software that eliminates the need for lengthy training

An easy-to-use interface is one that does not require any training on how to use. It should be as easy as using Facebook or Twitter. With Proqura, there is no complex technical implementation that requires lengthy training of your team members. The interface is designed to look and feel similar to Gmail, Dropbox and social media platforms more than traditional enterprise software to create a less daunting initial impression.

Our software is configurable to suit a variety of requisition formats, approval workflows, and reporting frameworks. The application's processes mirror manual procurement processes, to create an intuitive and straightforward user experience.

2. Spot Procurement becomes as easy as online shopping

One of the main functions of any procurement solution is to allow users (employees within procurement departments who need to purchase something for the company) to find what they need quickly and effortlessly.

Proqura allows you to create and manage catalogs of your frequently purchased products and your pre-approved suppliers so that you can easily requisition for repeat orders on general spend items.

Users can click and select products approved for them to purchase as easily as browsing an online store. This allows you to save time on the long tail of ad hoc and general item purchases and breeze through everyday tasks. After choosing what they need, the system allows them to speed up workflows and approvals.

3. An easy-to-use interface allows suppliers to easily view and respond to tenders

A system can only work if users on the other end (in this case, suppliers) consider it just as easy to use. With Proqura, suppliers can view and respond to tenders without needing specific log-in credentials or any training on how to respond. This includes the ability to submit their offers online and attach detailed documentation and files. The best part? All messaging and email communication between your team and the suppliers is documented within the system for future reference.

Have a look at Proqura's e-procurement solution and see how we can help you.

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