MeRLIN – An Integrated Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Solution
MeRLIN is a Strategic Sourcing Solution that allows organizations to accelerate digital transformation of their procurement function by allowing greater levels of automation of sourcing activities.
MeRLIN digitizes day-to-day procurement activities and simplifies Strategic Sourcing Using sourcing events like eRFXs, eTenders, eAuctions, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management and real-time data and advanced analytics. The easy to use and completely configurable platform provides powerful tools enabling procurement professionals to achieve sustainable savings and deliver the best sourcing results and provide.
KEY BENEFITS OF MeRLIN
- Increased savings with enhanced spend management
- Time savings with end-to-end automation of strategic sourcing
- More efficient supplier management and enhanced collaboration with suppliers
- Better supply risk management with supplier performance management and risk monitoring
- Improved visibility with real-time spend analytics
- Scalable and secure solution that integrates with your existing systems
- Category Management – Create, classify and map items and suppliers to commodity categories.
- Supplier Relationship Management – Onboard new suppliers, manage them, analyze and rate performance.
- Requisition Management – Enhance buyer experiences with features like smart search, guided buying using intelligent suggestions, etc. You can consolidate multiple requisitions across the organization into a single Demand to achieve volume advantage.
- eSourcing/Strategic Sourcing - Identify sourcing needs from PLM, MRP or employee requisitions and consolidate demand across the organization and run sourcing events using sophisticated eRFx/eAuction management using category specific response templates with the ability to provide part/item level inputs, volume-based pricing, configurable workflows and exception approvals, etc to arrive at supplier agreements that deliver the best sourcing results.
- Award Management – Mange awarding for sourcing events with workflows and exceptions
- Procurement Analytics - Powerful analytics capabilities facilitate what-if analysis and help uncover the true potential of your procurement data beyond the productivity gains offered by automating your sourcing function.
- Direct Materials Sourcing - With configurable commodity specific templates, PLM/PDM integration and advanced BOM management and analytics, you can digitise your entire Direct Material Sourcing process and focus on long term strategy and value creation
Strategic Sourcing Solutions from MeRLIN helps you create a faster, more efficient procurement organization saving money and time while creating sustainable value for the organization – resulting in at least two to three times greater gains than what is realized by simple purchasing automation.