Source-to-Pay

Source-to-Pay Solutions

The effectiveness of a Source-to-Pay solution depends on how it has been implemented. Apart from an in-depth understanding of the system, optimum implementation requires the ability to integrate complex systems, the flexibility to appreciate the current maturity and absorption capacity of the client, rigor in configuring modules and minimal customization. Our clients, whether in manufacturing or in services, vouch for Consus’ nuanced, no-frills governance approach. Our implementation team has more than 15 years’ experience, particularly with cloud-based solutions.

Source-to-pay solutions: modules

Choosing an ideal solution can be somewhat confusing but with our guidance you can make the right selection all the way to implementation, training, development and maintenance support.

Whether you are looking for a complete Source-to-Pay solution, only sourcing or just the Purchase-to-Pay modules, our team works with you to ensure your objectives are achieved. Our technology partner offers the following modules, integrated on a single-code base, yet modularized for partial scope deployments.

  • Spend Analysis
  • Goods Receipts
  • Sourcing
  • Invoicing
  • Contract Management
  • Payments
  • Supplier Management
  • Planning & Budgeting
  • Items and Catalogs
  • Assets Management
  • Purchase Requisition
  • Travel & Expenses
  • Purchase Orders
  • Reporting
Our process follows industry-standard Agile methodology for implementation– requirements, design and build undertaken iteratively through sprints. Once successfully agreed with clients, we move on to data migration, user acceptance, training and change management , go-live and post-go-live support.

Implementation process: on time, on budget

Standard Deployment, Business Requirement & Design Workshops

Our approach is to give the client access to a standard out-of-the-box system that not only helps to map the envisaged workflows but also a view to the industry best practices. Our business analysts and functional teams work closely with relevant stakeholders/client teams to define the business requirements. We believe this is the foundation of any project and thus requirements and design are finalized based on in-depth discussions.

Configuration

We use Agile methodology within iterative build sprint approach. More often than not, initial sprints lead to new requirements or changes to existing workflows. Our methodology is designed in a way to accommodate such changes.

Testing and User Acceptance

We follow a thorough testing and Quality assurance process to ensure robustness of the solution. The testing can mainly be categorized into three types: Functional (system, integration, user acceptance),Non- Functional (cloud load, stress, scalability and latency) and Ability Testing (compatibility, interoperability, disaster recovery).

Evaluation Parameters

We work with clients to determine the evaluation parameter’s that should be used to compare vendor responses. These include price, quality, delivery, TS and CS, and other service

Integration

Our team can help integrate your new Source-To-Pay solution with all existing systems, such as ERP, Supplier master and Item master. We also provide one-off migration of all your data from legacy systems. We have been appreciated by our clients on several forums for our technology expertise and ability to demonstrate integration skills. Our teams are equipped to successfully integrate our solution to existing ERPs not just by exposing APIs, but also developing new middleware and building APIs on the client’s side. Our integration and user acceptance testing is rigorous. It has received 85% pass-rates in the first release. Integration with 3rd party content providers, banks, and supplier’s eco-systems via EDI and cXML are highly sought out by our clients.

Change Management

Your new source-to-pay solution can only be effective if its users are fully versed with the nuances of the system. To enhance adoption of the new solution within the organization, we also partner with our clients to help develop the Change management strategy. We help smoothen the adoption process with extended on-the-ground training. We can even co-pilot the technology with you, for specific modules (e.g., sourcing), since we believe it’s the most impactful and sustainable form of organization learning. We also streamline the restructuring of your approval processes and assist in switching over to a new supplier. Elements of stakeholder buy-in and communications are ensured early and continuously as some S2P modules can impact a large user base.

What you get?

  • Reduced implementation time, complexity and risk
  • Predictable implementation cost
  • Robust visibility model tailored for your organization
  • Standard reporting across all subject areas
  • Role based security and secure data access
  • Maximum ROI