Purchasing managers want to ensure that there are no bottlenecks in the procurement process. However, they are busy and don’t have access to legacy ERPs such as Oracle EBS all the time for performing purchase order approval. Even if they have, working with such ERPs to review the purchase order and approve it results in longer processing times. This leads to delay in purchase order approvals and companies may see a thwart in the operational activities.
However, with enterprise mobile apps, performing PO approvals is easy. Mobile apps lend enterprise business processes the speed and agility that’s often missing in desktop applications by connecting to ERPs in the backend from mobile and helps user take actions in real-time. Mobilizing the purchase order Approval process benefits both enterprises and employees.
Benefits from mobilizing the Purchase Order approval process are
The list of benefits include-
- Improved Employee Productivity and Satisfaction – Purchasing department sees a high volume of purchase orders waiting for approval. Reviewing and approving these PO’s through Oracle EBS is a cumbersome process and is not always possible to sit in front of Sophisticated ERP for performing approvals. However, with Real time access to data on mobile, decision makers connect to ERP from mobile and perform approvals anywhere anytime. This increases the productivity of employees and ensures job satisfaction.
- Reduction in Delays – With push notification feature, decision makers get notified of any new approval to be performed as soon as the request is uploaded. Users notified of approvals perform the approvals faster or delegate it to somebody and reduces the time needed to take purchase order approval decisions.
- Greater operational efficiency – Mobilizing Purchase Order Approval process ensures greater operational efficiency as the approval process if fast, the volume of PO’s awaiting for approval will be less and time needed to procure materials is reduced.
In conclusion, mobilizing the purchase order approval process accelerates decision making and streamlines supply chain, and such app shall include all the necessary details for the approver to review the request raised and take a decision. These details include Qty, Unit Price and PO Number. The app shall allow user to perform functionalities such as delegating the request to his peer or requesting for more information before taking a decision.