Punchout In 10 Seconds
Punchout is in short, a process that enables a purchaser to start an order session in the supplier’s commerce platform from their own procurement platform, showing the customer’s specific product range, prices and so on. The session also enables a communication channel between procurement platform and commerce to transfer data as purchase requisitions.
The directory can be either the regular site, a scaled-down version of the site or a separate solution, or combinations, depending on different customer parameters.
When a customer has finished her session, she goes to the checkout, but instead of placing an order, the cart is transmitted as a purchase requisition directly to the customer’s procurement platform.
In the procurement platform, the purchasing organization can then examine, certify and finally execute the order according to their specific internal work flow.
Hereafter, the purchase order is approved and the final order is placed to the supplier.