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Digital procurement with DENIOS

In today's fast-paced business world, efficiency is the key to success. And this is exactly where electronic procurement systems come into play.

In the following interview, Felix Förster, Head of Key Account Management at DENIOS Headquarter Germany, gives an overview of the opportunities and benefits of digital procurement at DENIOS.

Which advantages does e-procurement offer compared to conventional procurement methods?

Felix Förster: In a nutshell, the automation of procurement processes offers a number of advantages. Firstly, it enables faster procurement, as the entire process can be handled electronically. This saves time and significantly reduces bureaucracy while lowering process costs. This promotes sustainable procurement and ensures adherence to compliance guidelines.

How does sustainability play a key role in the context of e-procurement?

Felix Förster: Companies have increasingly recognised that their procurement decisions have a direct impact on the environment, society and long-term business goals. E-procurement can play a crucial role in promoting sustainability in procurement and acts as a real game changer here. Information about suppliers and products is transparent and quickly accessible. As a company focussed on environmental protection, sustainability is a particular concern for DENIOS, which is why the inclusion of CO2-neutral products was started early on and the product range is constantly being expanded. The digital catalogue also makes it easy for customers to select specific CO2 products. In addition, e-procurement facilitates the implementation of guidelines and standards aimed at sustainability across national borders. Companies can contractually oblige suppliers to comply with certain environmental or social standards. This leads to more sustainable supply chain management and an overall more positive impact on the environment.

Reducing paper and resource consumption also contributes to sustainability. By digitising ordering and invoicing processes, companies can drastically reduce the need for physical documents, which not only saves costs but also reduces the environmental impact.

What are the advantages of implementing the DENIOS catalogue in the electronic procurement system?

Felix Förster: As a manufacturer, DENIOS offers the major advantage of direct procurement without intermediaries. Here, the best special conditions are passed on to the customer. Customised consideration of internal procurement processes is a matter of course for DENIOS. There is unrestricted access to the entire product portfolio. Added to this is the expert advice provided directly by the personal contact person. Up-to-date and legally compliant product data is guaranteed at all times. The product data impresses with its high quality in multimedia formats (texts, images/graphics, videos and documents), which are constantly optimised by product management.

Expertise from the well-known DENIOS guides is also incorporated. The data is created in 15 languages and adapted to local legislation. The maintenance and spare parts guarantee is another benefit. In addition, the products are delivered directly from the production site and do not require any additional deliveries to intermediaries, which benefits sustainability. DENIOS is also well networked with the world's largest established e-procurement/P2P providers and can implement individual requirements quickly and easily.

How much effort is required to implement the DENIOS catalogue in the e-procurement system?

Felix Förster: With DENIOS, interface-controlled data integration into the customer's e-procurement or ordering environment is quick and easy. The entire automation bandwidth can be utilised, including the complete P2P connection and audit-proof documentation of accounting processes. We have a professionally managed in-house product information management system that provides the data reliably and automatically in the desired classification standard and exchange format. We even pass on the process cost savings from DENIOS to our customers in the form of a savings bonus, in addition to the special conditions that depend on the respective purchase quantity.

Once a full degree of automation has been achieved, will counselling become superfluous?

Felix Förster: Under no circumstances! Despite all automation efforts, there is no substitute for personal advice. The protection of people and the environment depends on the appropriate protective measures and these in turn depend on the individual risk assessment. International differences in legislation must also be taken into account. It is no coincidence that consultancy services are a firm pillar of DENIOS' holistic service portfolio. This can be provided in many ways, whether by chat, telephone, online meeting or on-site consultation. We want to rule out incorrect orders at all costs and provide our customers with the best possible expertise and services. As we have a very broad base, we are very familiar with the requirements of a wide range of sectors and industries and can provide corresponding references.

Your conclusion for the use of digital procurement?

Felix Förster: An automated P2P system reduces the risk of unnecessary costs and effort compared to manual procurement processes, while increasing transparency, compliance and sourcing speed. The combination of e-procurement and sustainability is leading to a positive change in the way companies organise their procurement and how they contribute to the global sustainability agenda. Many of the largest international companies in the chemical, automotive and food industries are already taking full advantage of complete P2P automation with DENIOS. With 18 years of experience in e-business and more than 15,000 products, DENIOS is simply the ideal partner for safety-related factory equipment and occupational safety in the age of digital procurement.

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