Evaluate, analyze, and classify your suppliers.

SRM Software for Supplier Management

Supplier management, supplier evaluation, and supplier development in one software including variable classification and calculation methods. SRM.Net enables you to systematically and effectively manage all your supplier relationship matters via hard and soft facts, expressive indicator values, and system-wide data. Easily create supplier-rankings under consideration of applicable rules and regulations or use cross-modular information from your entire CAQ system for comprehensive supplier management. The conclusive supplier analysis and resulting concentration on the most suitable suppliers allows you to significantly increase the overall competitiveness of your business.

Advantages of the SRM Software

SRM.Net: SRM Software for Supplier Management
  • Flexible definition of key performance indicators such as PPM, number of complaints, reliability of shipment quantity / punctuality
  • Consolidation of indicators in indicator catalogues
  • Freely definable hard and soft facts
  • Freely definable classifications for A/B/C suppliers
  • Freely definable threshold values
  • Freely definable calculation methods
  • Create clear and well-structured supplier rankings
  • Comprehensive history functions for supplier evaluations
  • Use cross-modular information from throughout the entire CAQ-system
  • Incorporation of data from existing ERP or CRM systems
  • Consideration of applicable rules and regulations by ISO and VDA etc.
  • Direct access to applicable, implemented, and controlled QBD.Net documents

Functions of the SRM Software

Choosing the correct supplier is often one of the most important factors for the success of a company. The reliability of shipments and the quality of acquired goods are initial aspects that set the course of the subsequent value chain and are some of the most important factors for production companies all around the globe. Good supplier management is especially important because false decisions made at this early stage can seldom be corrected later. What truly counts, is quality right from the beginning on.

The Supplier Management Software SRM.Net allows you to systematically and effectively manage your supplier relationships. You can apply freely definable evaluation criteria at all levels of the value chain in order to precisely assess suppliers and always choose the most reliable, the cheapest, or the one that supplies the best quality. Regardless of whether you wish to apply existing A/B/C supplier ratings, prefer to use freely definable threshold values, or create your own supplier-ranking methods: SRM.Net provides the utmost degree of flexibility when choosing evaluation methods or decision criteria.

Individual evaluation templates for your supplier rankings in the SRM software SRM.Net
Define individual evaluation templates for your supplier rankings

Within the master purchasing strategy of a company, it is essential that both the soft and the hard facts are drawn into consideration when evaluating suppliers – because only if the focus is placed on both facts, can you identify your best suppliers and achieve an increase in your competitive advantage. For this purpose, the strategic supplier assessment in the software is subdivided into an operative supplier ranking section (hard facts) and a supplier evaluation section (soft facts). These two areas of the module are used to establish expressive performance parameters by analyzing numbers, facts, and other data and subsequently evaluating said parameters based on objective criteria in order to be able to draw a comprehensive picture of the individual supplier’s performance.

The SRM Software also ensures utmost flexibility in terms of key performance indicators (KPIs). It allows you to either use existing KPIs regarding PPM, number of complaints, reliability of quantity / quality / punctuality etc. or create your own KPIs. You can link any type of KPI with one another – regardless of whether it is one you defined yourself or retrieved from our set of default KPIs. These can then be monitored simultaneously in shape of a KPI-catalogue. The software thereby allows you to lay the groundwork for clear decision-making processes and efficient reporting.

Apart from the direct prerequisites of IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 that deal with the topic of supplier management, several VDA recommendations were also considered during the development of SRM.Net. The list of VDA recommendations that were considered, for instance, includes VDA 9003 (standardized service level measurement in the automotive aftermarket business), VDA 5001 (logistical supplier assessment), and VDA 5009 (definition and application of forecast quality indicators).

Supplier Management seldom deals only with an isolated moment in time. In order to, for example, determine the shipping reliability of a supplier, it is necessary that the overall development of the supplier’s shipments is examined. This is why the Supplier Management Software SRM.Net contains comprehensive history functions, which allow you to view and analyze the complete past relationship to a supplier at one glance. When did shipments not arrive, when was the quality of a shipment not in order, or when was the price of goods unjustifiably high? With just one click you can retrieve precise historical evaluations and apply them as a solid foundation for your decision-making process.

In order to be able to practice comprehensive supplier management, it is necessary that you can combine and cross-analyze all available information. That is why one of the main focuses during the development of the Supplier Management Software SRM.Net lay on the cross-modular inclusion of all data regarding suppliers from within the entire CAQ system. All data that is gathered via the Audit Management Software QAM.Net, the Complaint Management System REM.Net, the Risk Management Software Risk.Net, or the Quality Inspection Software Compact.Net, is included in one knowledge-database and can be accessed directly via SRM.Net. The integrated import/export of MS Excel files and the inclusion of scanned documents allow you to also use these sources of information within your supplier evaluation process.

The SRM Software is optimized for mobile application and usage of touchscreens. It is most probably the facilitation of the online portal MyCAQ.Net in conjunction with SRM.Net and the audit management module QAM.Net that is of particular interest with regard to supplier relationship management processes. The combination of these modules gives you the possibility to conduct paperless, web-based audits by sending questionnaires to your suppliers via the Internet. These then reply directly in the online portal – allowing you to acquire, evaluate, and manage all your audits on the web. Functions such as these significantly increase the efficiency of your overall audit processes. The cross-modular implementation of SRM.Net, QAM.Net, and MyCAQ.Net is only one example of how CAQ.Net allows you to effectively use system-wide synergies in order to exercise sophisticated supplier relationship management.

Online functions of the supplier management software SRM.Net

Each CAQ.Net Module Puts the Following at Your Disposal

  • Management of systemwide actions and tasks
  • Definition of attributes for all relevant entities
  • Configuration of role concepts and access rights
  • Use of multilingual application & transaction data, incl. translation tool
  • Application in multi-tenant mode for cross-location and cross-database scenarios
  • Modification of module-specific content and interfaces
  • Creation and modification of reports and e-mail templates
  • Analysis and evaluation of systemwide data across all CAQ.Net applications
  • Data validation via Audit Trail
  • Automated data exchange with existing IT-systems and infrastructures

Standards-Compliance of the SRM Software

  • DIN EN ISO 9001
  • IATF 16949
  • VDA 9003
  • VDA 5001
  • VDA 5009
  • DIN EN ISO 13485
  • DIN EN 9100
  • DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 820.50
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11
  • GMP
  • IFS
  • More Regulations »
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