What type of Browser Support is required by the Company Store?
It is extremely important to identify what older browsers are currently in use in the company by employees and management who will be ordering and approving orders in the company store. It is also important to identify any browser restrictions involving browser scripting support such as Java.
What is the theme or design of the Company Store?
Today online shopping is standard for a lot of people and your store users are familiar with the experience they get in the commercial world. It is important to provide an updated look and feel for the store to provide a similar experience for the users.
Note: It is also extremely important to be able to modify the “look and feel” of the store for the users without major programing changes for the back end ordering system. This will enable the store to be modified to maintain the contemporary theme or look when needed, without the cost of rewriting the
Who will be using the Company Store and how?
Company Stores are used by employee, managers and also distribution partners. Hard products are purchased though the company store as well and digital products and marketing materials so it is important understand all the people and reasons for using the company store during the design phase to minimize any changes and avoid delays.
What Payment and Approval Methods are allowed in the Company Store?
One of the primary reasons customers want a Company Store is because of the streamlined order processing options available. It is important to decide what payment options are allowed such as Purchase Orders, Department Corporate Expense Cards, Gift Certificates, Corporate Credit Cards, Personal Credit Cards, ect.
It is very important to also identify the various approval required for any purchase. It is very common for an order to be required to be approved by more than one manager or department head as part of the order process
Are any advanced integrations required for inventory control or Purchasing in the Company Store?
Are there any requirements for advance or complex order processing such as Procurement PunchOut Integrations such as Manager Order Approval Systems (MOAS), Oracle, Ariba, SaaS or other standardized inventory control API? It is a very common requirement to integrate the Company Store with other systems using these interfaces. ( Procurement_PunchOut)
What type of reporting will be required for the Company Store?
A major benefit of creating a Company Store is the detailed reporting that allows company management see and control all the costs involving products in the company store across the entire company.
It is important to identify all the different breakdowns required in the reporting of purchases and expenses involving the store as, well as who is authorized to view which reports.
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