Shop easier with PunchOut catalogs.

PunchOut connects your ERP with your preferred suppliers’ websites so you can enjoy an intuitive B2B eCommerce shopping experience while automating the procurement process.

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Experience the PairSoft way.

PairSoft’s step-by-step PunchOut process enables employees to connect their e-procurement application with their supplier’s websites in real-time.

How PairSoft’s PunchOut works:

  1. Suppliers curate a PunchOut catalog with company-selected items at negotiated prices.
  2. Employees ‘punch out’ of their ERP to enter the supplier catalog, which looks just like the eCommerce shopping experience they are used to.
  3. Buyers shop the catalog in real-time, adding items to their shopping cart based on up-to-date inventory.
  4. At checkout, items are automatically added to a purchase requisition using cXML technology that connects and shares information between the supplier site and ERP.
  5. The purchase requisition is routed to the appropriate approver.
  6. Once approved, the purchase order is created and automatically sent to the supplier.

Why PunchOut functionality is a need to have.

Strengthen the B2B relationship

Work directly with your preferred suppliers to get the best items at the best prices. Take advantage of a customized eCommerce platform to ensure clear communication and seamless order fulfillment.

Eliminate maverick spend

Enjoy a custom shopping experience on your preferred supplier’s websites like Amazon or Staples. Unlike traditional eCommerce, PunchOut catalogs display your company’s pre-approved items at your pre-negotiated prices so that you can spend without risk.

Leverage procurement automation

Experience procure-to-pay in clicks. As soon as purchases are approved, your ERP automatically generates purchase orders and routes them to your supplier for fulfillment.

Simplify the shopping experience

No need to toggle back and forth between your supplier’s website and your e-procurement system. Using cXML technology, employees can simultaneously make purchases and process procurement from the supplier’s website.

Improve purchasing efficiency

Speed up order processing and lower procurement costs by eliminating maintenance tasks. Because your supplier manages your PunchOut catalog for you, you don’t have to invest time or money in maintaining it.

What customers are saying.

“Everything from office supplies, to factory equipment, to service calls goes through the software. If it passes the system’s check, it goes into the normal approval workflow — typically to the employee’s supervisor for review and approval. It’s entirely paperless, and there’s no duplicate data entry required.”

John Wieser
IT Manager, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative

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FAQ

What is a PunchOut catalog?

A PunchOut catalog is an e-procurement solution that grants customers easy access to a vendor’s product catalog from their own company’s procurement application. This PunchOut integration redirects buyers from their procurement app to the supplier’s PunchOut website for efficient purchasing and optimized workflow. By combining two business entities, an eCommerce website and an e-procurement system, corporate purchasing entities can buy from the eCommerce platform. This offers user-friendly functionality when customers navigate between the different site catalogs.

What level of customization is possible with PunchOut catalogs?

PunchOut catalogs are highly customizable as they communicate directly with the buying organization’s procurement system through cXML (commerce eXtensible Markup Language). The catalog then automatically references your vendor-negotiated pricing in real time. PunchOut catalogs reduce buyers’ catalog maintenance tasks while continuing to keep purchases under visibility and control. Additionally, they require minimal maintenance, help manage expenditures, increase productivity, and streamline purchases for B2B eCommerce.

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