Procurement2019-01-25T15:57:58-04:00
Solution / By Role / Procurement

Cloud PLM for procurement

Engineering shouldn’t be a black box. You need real-time access to product data to make sure you’re buying the right parts, especially as projects and requirements change over time. Upchain gives you the insight and data you need to plan and procure efficiently, lowering your total product cost and driving aggressive bottom-line improvements.

Why procurement teams love Upchain

Easy to use

3D CAD viewer

Unite product and financial data

Organized
product data

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Configurable workflows

Configure workflows with automation rules that let you review high-cost parts without gumming up the product development process.

  • Set thresholds for automatic senior approval on part costs
  • Review and approve requests without leaving your email
  • Keep costs in check and drive down lead times simultaneously

Configurable workflows

Configure workflows with automation rules that let you review high-cost parts without gumming up the product development process.

  • Set thresholds for automatic senior approval on part costs
  • Review and approve requests without leaving your email
  • Keep costs in check and drive down lead times simultaneously
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Efficient part management

Lower production costs with efficient part management.

  • Eliminate duplicate parts across different projects and products
  • Increase part reuse with searchable BOMs across your organization
  • View changes early and avoid expensive last-minute supplier negotiations
  • Optimize purchasing and find efficiencies for your entire organization
black espresso machine with white mugs on it

Efficient part management

Lower production costs with efficient part management.

  • Eliminate duplicate parts across different projects and products
  • Increase part reuse with searchable BOMs across your organization
  • View changes early and avoid expensive last-minute supplier negotiations
  • Optimize purchasing and find efficiencies for your entire organization
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grey speaker on wooden table

Unite your cost and product data

Integrate your product data and financial sources of truth and get a true overview of your costs.

  • Bring multiple instances of ERPs together
  • Out of the box integration for Oracle JD Edwards
  • Field mapping for APIs and web services to push and pull data as needed

Unite your cost and product data

Integrate your product data and financial sources of truth and get a true overview of your costs.

  • Bring multiple instances of ERPs together
  • Out of the box integration for Oracle JD Edwards
  • Field mapping for APIs and web services to push and pull data as needed

FAQ

Can I generate a costed BOM?

Yes. You can link your BOM and your ERP to get a full picture of the cost of product development.

Does Upchain work with Excel?

Yes. We have a plugin that lets you work in Excel using up-to-date Upchain data, preventing data replication problems without sacrificing functionality.

What engineering data can I review?

Any. User permissions are configurable so you can set them to work for your organization.

Can I share engineering data with my suppliers?

Yes. Upchain is designed to connect your entire value chain, so you can easily share product data with suppliers.

CIMdata praises Upchain for helping companies accelerate new product introduction

How we build things has changed. For most products today, up to 70% of the parts are procured-in. Find out why Upchain is the cloud PLM for the new world of complex manufacturing.

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Features for procurement teams

Granular permission control
Role-based permissions keep your data secure.

API integrations
Push and pull product data wherever it needs to go.

Project dashboards
Get a bird’s-eye view of your project.

Automated parts numbers
Configure your parts numbering to suit you.

G-Suite and Microsoft Office plugins
Use Upchain from within the programs you
already know.

File import / export
Import and export XML, PDF, Excel, and image files.

Document management
View, track, and revise any document you need.

3D CAD viewer and mark up
View and mark up CAD files without CAD software.

Customized workflows
Configurable workflows to suit your business.

Ready to start?

So are we. Book your demo and see what Upchain can do for you.

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