Maintaining a record of approved suppliers is a time consuming but essential aspect of a buyers job.
Collecting and updating records of contact details, services, certification, brochures etc. is a classic case of a web based service. Using an integrated system, the suppliers maintain their information, with automated reminders and secure access to their information.
Buyers are involved in approving the submitted information and any new supplier applicants, with two-way notifications. In this instance, approvals are centralised, releasing local buyers to use the Approved Suppliers without worrying about approvals.