Once you’ve enabled punchout, you can buy products on our website easily through your eProcurement system. Just add products to your Life Technologies cart and the selected products can be “punched back” into your procurement system for automated order approval by staff such as lab managers, health and safety, and finance, before the order is placed. One value of punchout is that you will have all your purchasing and supplier information in one easy to report system–allowing strong control and management of your supply base.
eInvoicing is the term that refers to transferring invoices electronically. eInvoicing with Life Technologies removes the requirement for human intervention, reducing manual errors. eInvoicing projects are becoming commonplace with customers moving to streamline their payment process and increase business efficiency.
Life Technologies can process invoices created in a number of different data formats including .EDI, .XML, and .CSV. We can eInvoice either directly to your host system or via an eInvoicing platform. For more information on the platforms we are currently connected to, please contact us. If you would like to set up eInvoicing with Life Technologies with an existing platform, the process can take as little as two weeks. Once eInvoicing is set up, it should require minimal maintenance.
An eCatalog is a customized file containing all product data, including your personal and list pricing which is produced and maintained by Life Technologies. The catalog file is uploaded to your procurement platform, where you can search, compare, and purchase products electronically. Some platforms also use a “Marketplace” feature where our products, prices, delivery times etc. can be compared directly against our competitors. Examples of catalog based procurement platforms are SciQuest, cc-Hubwoo, and Science Warehouse. Life Technologies operates with a number of catalog formats including .XLS, .CIF, .CSV, .XML, and .TXT.