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This article gives an overview of the Supplier Onboarding add-on functionality in inRiver.
About Supplier Onboarding
As a retailer, you are often faced with the handling of several suppliers and several products. It is not uncommon to have hundreds or perhaps thousands of suppliers adding product information in various formats. Add to that a constantly increasing number of products each of these suppliers are offering to you, and you soon have a complex onboarding process to deal with.
Supplier Onboarding provides a single point of exchange between you and your suppliers. Simplifying the management of suppliers and the onboarding of their product information ensures that you get immediate access to accurate product information.
inRiver allows you to easily manage how data and resources should be formatted and transferred - facilitating the onboarding of new products, and speeding up the time-to-market by providing a single point of communication with your suppliers.
Benefits of Using Supplier Onboarding
- Faster and easier onboarding of thousands of products from hundreds of new and existing suppliers saves time and money.
- Complete overview of the onboarding process and easy management of all your suppliers provides a faster time-to-market for your products.
- A single channel for suppliers to transfer their product information - no more sending of spread sheets, pdfs, e-mails.
- Built-in data validation secures high information quality, eliminating errors and time spent on corrections.
Uploading Product Information
In Supplier Onboarding, suppliers can use the Upload Media and Upload Data options to onboard product information.
You can access the product information they provide in your inRiver PIM solution.
To improve the navigation, use the search box to easily navigate the different suppliers that are connected to the organization and who are uploading content using Supplier Onboarding.
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