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What is Push Catalog?

A push catalog is a tool that helps procurement managers track and manage the procurement process. It allows them to keep track of all their procurement activities in one place and to communicate with suppliers more effectively.

Uses of Push Catalogs  

  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Tracking and logging bids
  • Tracking and logging contract milestones
  • Tracking supplier performance

Advantages of Using Push Catalog in Procurement  

There are many advantages of using a push catalog in procurement. Some of the benefits include:

Reduced Procurement Costs

A push catalog allows enterprises to find the best supplier for its requirements quickly and easily.

Increased Efficiency

With a push catalog, enterprises can spend less time on paperwork and more time on doing what is essential.

Increased Choice

A push catalog enables enterprises to do a side-by-side comparison of products from multiple suppliers. This provides the enterprise multiple options to improve its chances of finding the supplier that best matches its requirements.

Disadvantages of Using Push Catalog in Procurement  

First, push catalogs can be time consuming to use, primarily because they require users to search through information manually. 

Second, push logs can be less accurate than other sources of information. It is because companies may include items in their push catalog that are no longer available or not appropriate for their needs. 

Finally — although this is not the case for data-driven platforms, there are chances that push catalogs can create misunderstandings between companies and suppliers. It’s because suppliers may believe that all items in a push catalog are available when, in fact, they may not be – due to a lack of visibility.

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