Supply | Purchase Order Collaboration

Automated Purchase Order Management Reduces Manual Processes for Direct Procurement

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Replace tedious supplier juggling and purchase order (PO) wrangling with automation to streamline end-to-end order management. E2open Purchase Order Collaboration helps you reduce network inventory, expedite the delivery of goods, and improve productivity.

Simplify the entire procure-to-pay lifecycle

Multiple suppliers means multiple layers of work

Purchasing direct materials is anything but direct

With hundreds of suppliers, millions of POs, and multiple ERP systems, global manufacturers are caught in a constant uphill battle of spreadsheet juggling and timetable tracking. Constant changes to POs further complicate convoluted, time-consuming manual processes. The result is a lack of visibility that leaves manufacturers without the ability to respond to last-minute disruptions in supply.

Automate and streamline your procure-to-pay process

Purchase Order Collaboration gives you end-to-end, real-time visibility and management capabilities across POs, shipments, receipts, and invoices.

Automate materials handling

Automate materials handling

Now you can streamline your materials requirements planning and purchase order changes, including expedites, de-expedites, and cancellations.

Centralize and standardize

Centralize and standardize

The system standardizes communications so you can create and oversee governance for the entire PO process—including shipping instructions—for all suppliers.

Manage all orders collaboratively

Manage all orders collaboratively

Robust collaboration processes enable you to manage discrete orders, blanket orders, blanket releases, scheduling agreements, shipments, receipts, and invoices.

Gain flexibility and agility

Gain flexibility and agility

Flexible order management workflows improve your ability to readily adapt to changes in business dynamics.

Expand your reach

Expand your reach

The largest direct materials procurement network and extensive supplier onboarding capabilities let you expand while keeping data flowing into and out of one place.

Increase productivity

Increase productivity

Added visibility and automation help your teams be more productive as they quickly identify critical gaps, such as mismatches between order and shipment quantities.

Decrease in excess and obsolete inventory


Decrease in excess and obsolete inventory

Improvement in supplier on-time deliveries


Improvement in supplier on-time deliveries

Productivity increase by eliminating manual management errors


Productivity increase by eliminating manual management errors

Other applications in the supply ecosystem



VMware by Broadcom logo

We rebranded e2open Concierge Services as Help Desk Plus and it has become a real extension of our company. The Help Desk Plus has enabled us to meet our partners where we need them and where they need us and make it as seamless and as easy as possible for our partners to go to market for their customers.

Sarah Masessa
Global Partner Platform and Communications Manager
VMware by Broadcom
Sandvik logo

Centralizing and automating our export control processes, and particularly our trade compliance, not only reduces risk for Sandvik, but opens new opportunities to do more business worldwide.


Working with e2open enables us to better fulfill short supplier lead times, reduce inventory levels, and dramatically improve inventory turns—all while lowering the total cost of ownership to our customers.


Having visibility to the supply chain gives us and our suppliers the opportunity to plan. We talk about planning its capacity, its resources, its material—and it helps with the cost as well by having all those elements tied together.


With the e2open system, processes that used to take a whole calendar year now happen in a matter of days.

Vinny Moscatello

We know what stock we have in the channel, is it healthy, what our average days of stock are, do we ship in more or do we reduce what we are shipping? We are really in control of channel data.

Mailin Boeker

By implementing an integrated international purchasing system, we have ensured that Leggett & Platt is maximizing its efforts to conduct its international procurement activities in a compliant manner.

John Wainwright
Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Geodis logo

E2open compliance capabilities are very important for the Geodis Supply Chain Optimization compliance risk management program. The digital information is key to providing timely and accurate visibility, streamlining our compliance check processes, improving their efficiency and reliability. We’re now very well-positioned for the next wave of growth and ready to offer our customers more value than ever before.

Laurent Rosa

The vision for us is that the core activities of transportation should be running independently and smoothly without any interaction from ourselves so that we can really focus on the additional services that we offer to our customers.

Sebastian Poehl
Head of Global Business Solutions

We want to achieve world-class logistics, with teams able to leverage the best tools to overcome todays and future challenges. The benefits we are anticipating by using e2open’s TMS tool for intercontinental logistics are threefold: standardization, reduction of logistics costs, and end-to-end visibility. This should give us a competitive advantage in the market.

Dan Jianu
Logistics Operations Manager

We consider e2open global trade software as a game changer. It has enabled us to gain in efficiency, follow the evolution of trade rules timely and accurately, and exploit the necessary free trade agreements. It enhanced our overall competitiveness.

Jean-Paul Verschoor
Origin Responsible Manager
Renault Group
Jabil logo

The e2open capabilities through supplier collaboration have enabled Jabil to standardize and digitalize our forecast communication process for all suppliers, providing increased optionality for more efficient collaboration. This is undoubtedly providing us with a competitive advantage, ensuring we have near real time visibility into forecast status with our suppliers and helping us make more reliable commitments to our customers.

Alan Brown
Vice President of Supply Chain, Technology and Transformation
A PO process that feels like progress

Make your procure-to-pay process more collaborative, efficient, and productive.