The software functions well and has delivered the required value. It also offers excellent reporting and audit trail. Bidders have found the software to be stable and easy to use. The support and training we have received has been adequate and prompt. I therefore have no reservations in recommending Promena to provide online auctioning services.
Using e-Sourcing program in sourcing activities (i.e. provision of tenders, e-auctions, RFI, etc) is very critical for any organization since it addresses three important business requirements: sustaining transparency, control in sourcing activities, expanding access to suppliers across the world and increasing the timing of sourcing events. While we were looking for a digital solution for e-Sourcing, our preference was a flexible platform with an easy and user-friendly interface. This is important both for employee and supplier access. Promena has truly covered our needs and is providing the service which we were looking for. With their user-friendly platform, anyone can access and use this program without compromising key principles of sourcing activities.
Our experience has been wonderful because it is a solution with an attractive user interface, which has offered our Organization a great value for money procurement solution. I was able to make significant reduction in our expenditure with nominal investment. The system has many features that assists the user to avoid repetitive tasks such as saving a bid setup as a template, copying events, and many others that helps reduce the effort needed to manage purchases. Most of all, the system provided internal and external transparency to our procurement process.
We at Aygaz have been managing our purchasing activities electronically for 15 years.
All steps, from purchase request to opening an order, from the invoice receipt to the stock follow-up, each and every step is carried out using the 3rd version of the procurement system. We have been working with Promena since 2004. At a time when all systems are becoming more and more electronically operated, Promena has undertaken the very important mission to provide a serious, fair, trustworthy and transparent procurement system. This was a particularly critical undertaking to ensure that price structures were maintained in an ethical working environment under and impartial organization as much as possible. The system has changed over time and has been able to add important purchasing modules such as the Purchase Specification Information Infrastructure (RFI) and the Bid Collection (RFQ) modules while keeping up to date with its own dynamics.
I can safely say that other corporations like ours who had to put all of these steps into practice have had an equally enjoyable experience managing supplier relationships through a single portal. For this reason, we have continued our relatively intense working relationship with Promena team for the past 2 years. We are excited to bring our solution partnership into 2017 with the development of the voluntary pilot of its supplier portal infrastructure.
We offer our sincerest gratitude for the discipline, sincerity and self-sacrifices we have seen from our friends at Promena, who have supported and cared to the utmost degree about all of our work together.
Thanks to Promena, we have the opportunity to finalize our purchasing projects with many participants in a transparent e-Tender environment within 1-2 hours. In general terms, these negotiation processes take weeks.
When we consider the financial benefits of an online competition, Promena offering an excellent on-demand e-Auction Service with an experienced team, has become an integral part of our purchasing process.
We are the office of GfK Turkey and as such we sought to identify business partners who could reinforce our high performance culture in the field of quantitative and qualitative research, data collection and processing. As a result, we chose one Promena e-Sourcing system, who works under Koç Holding - one of the foremost holding companies in Turkey.
We drew a great amount of interest from GfK Global purchasing as we were among the first to implement this method in Turkey. With this e-procurement method we implemented a multi-purpose supplier selection process. Beyond being transparent and fair, we have also identified business partners with whom we can collaborate to increase our competitiveness in the field in line with GfK standards in a reliable and efficient manner. Thank you to the Promena team, with whom we co-managed with this process.
Promena software is easy to operate, even for first time users, with its intuitive menu design, visual aids and vast network of suppliers. A supplier new to the system can easily submit proposals in a very short time span. We have had many benefits to our e-bidding process since we have joined the Promena system. The fast and competent support from the sales and technical teams also render Promena rather unique.
Thanks to the cooperation we established with Promena 4 years ago in 2012, we have been able to manage our procurement processes more transparently and efficiently. We use a wide range of electronic platforms, from service transport services to line purchasing roll outs. With Promena, we are able to save a lot of time by combining our Brazilian, American, German, Indian, Russian, South Korean and Chinese suppliers portfolios at the same time. The ease with which we can trace and produce reports on the system are other factors that have led to us successfully managing our business.
We thank the Promena team for the dedication, support, contributions and cooperation that they have shown us.
As Vehbi Koc Foundation Healthcare Institutions (American Hospital, Koç University Hospital, MedAmerican Medical Center, Bodrum American Hospital) we use the e-Tender method in order to meet our pharmacy’s daily medicine; medical device and non-medical needs. We carried our yearly purchasing of about nearly 12.5 million USD to Promena Platform. With this method, while obtaining a serious manpower efficiency in our daily proposal processes, we also ensured a cost benefit of %8 to %10 per e-Auction event.