Procurement 3.0 Overview
Who Are Requisoft
Who Are Requisoft
The last ten years have seen Requisoft grow from a small software reseller to the UK's leading supplier of e-Procurement and Fixed Asset Management software solutions and services.
Central to this development has been the Hardcat Asset Management System. Originally called Hardware Catalogues, the software originated in Australia in the mid eighties where it established itself as the leading product in its field. Over the past few years it has developed into the highly functional yet easy to use product that it is today.
The introduction of the Requisoft e-Procurement product in September 2000 has further strengthened the company's position, as well as opening up a much wider market for the company's project management and consultancy services. A glance at the sort of organisations we support gives a clear indication of the standards we aspire to and meet.
Air Mauritius, Al Furat Petroleum Co., Anderson Greenwood, ANZ Bank, AON Consulting, Army Tech. Support Agency, AWE, BACS, Baker MacKenzie, Banco IMI London, Bank Gesellschaft, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BNP Paribas, Barclays Global Investors, Barclays Mercantile, BBC Monitoring, Bircham Dyson Bell, Borders College, BP, Brighton College of Technology, British Energy, BSkyB, BT Syntegra, Building & Property, Business Design Partnership, Cable London Plc, Cantor Fitzgerald International, Cap Gemini, Chase Manhattan Bank, Cherwell District Council, Chiltern Group Plc, Citigroup, City of London Police, Community Health Sheffield, Compaq, Computer Patent Annuities, Cornhill Insurance, CSO Valuations AG, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Gillette Central Services, Glasgow Community Health, Gloucestershire County Council, Granada Technology Group, Great North Eastern Railway, Hertfordshire County Council, HM Treasury, House of Commons, ICL Defence, ICL Outsourcing, Jersey Income Tax Office, Jersey Post, John Lewis Partnership, Jupiter Asset Management, Legal & General, Lloyd's of London, London & Henley, Marlborough Stirling Plc, Marsh Limited, McNicholas Construction Co. Ltd, Ministry of Defence (Various sites), National Westminster Bank, NCR Limited, Nestle, NHS Information Authority, North Lincolnshire College, OFGEM, OFWAT, PA News, Reckitt & Benckiser, Public Record Office, Reg Vardy Plc, Rother Valley College, Schroders, Shell Egypt, Shell Syria, Shoon Limited, Shorts Missile Systems, SSVC Group, The Countryside Agency, The Stationery Office, Teletech, Wiltshire Constabulary, World Duty Free Ltd
The Administration Module is used to manage users and system configuration. Users are assigned a role and a cost centre. The role defines which modules of the system are available and what the user may do within them. The system allows these roles to be constructed. Examples of role types are:-
Goods Inward Clerk
Cost Centres allow users to be grouped and managers to be assigned to be responsible for them. In this way, a hierarchy can be established which controls the access to information on the system. For example, a Manager may be set up as being in charge of a Cost Centre and able to see all requisitions raised within the Cost Centre.
The reporting module is accessed from within the other modules and provides the user with reports appropriate to their status. A number of standard reports are provided with the system but users may add their own, using a report generator such as Seagate Crystal Reports.
The Help Module is accessed from within the other modules and provides the user with help appropriate to their current position on the system.
The Budget Module uses a flexible company and cost centre structure allowing budgets to be set up for financial years and financial periods.
The system is multi-currency and allows budgets to be viewed in the local currency, the standard currency for a Group of companies or in Euros.
For each budget period, the system keeps account of the budgeted amount, the amount outstanding on requisitions and the amount invoiced. Managers can view and allocate budgets as part of the Purchase Requisition Workflow process.
System security prevents a user from viewing data outside their Company and/or Cost Centre.
Benefits of this feature include:-
Flexible, powerful cost centre structure can handle budgets by Project and/or Department and/or period;
Up to date information ensure that Managers do not exceed budgets;
Cost Centre structure ensures that spend in properly allocated.