SOURCE: PunchOut Catalogs

April 26, 2010 07:00 ET Raises the Bar for XML Punchout Websites Integrating With Ariba, Oracle, & SAP eProcurement Systems

New Company Provides Superior Supplier Enablement Software Solutions and Consulting Services to Suppliers of All Sizes and Fortune 500 Buyers

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  PunchOut Catalogs (POC), a new supplier enablement software services company, provides a suite of software solutions that allow for catalog, purchase order, and invoice integration between suppliers and their large corporate customers. Suppliers can also leverage existing eCommerce websites by taking advantage of POC's punchout technology and development services. eProcurement buyers that partner with POC can greatly accelerate their supplier enablement initiatives.

"For over a decade, suppliers that needed to provide punchout websites typically had two options -- either attempt to develop in-house or settle for less-than-ideal software," said Matt Fisher, COO, PunchOut Catalogs. "POC finally provides an attractive alternative. Our punchout solution is the new standard for any supplier doing business with the Fortune 500."

The POC Solution Suite includes everything suppliers need to satisfy even the most demanding supplier enablement requirements, including:

  • POC Shopping Cart
  • POC PunchOut Gateway
  • POC Purchase Order Connector
  • POC Invoice Connector
  • POC Supplier Enablement Consulting

PunchOut Catalog's flagship product, the POC Shopping Cart, offers business connectivity with consumer-friendly functionality. Some notable features of the POC Shopping Cart include:

  • Integration with any eProcurement system and supplier network via XML PunchOut, RoundTrip, or TapOut
  • Hundreds of professionally designed themes that allow suppliers to effectively brand their sites for each customer
  • True supplier self-administration, including easy catalog importing/exporting and stock level integration
  • Consumer-friendly functionality including product ratings & reviews, side-by-side comparisons, tags, and polls
  • Powerful, advanced searching to ensure customers find what they are looking for quickly
  • Highly configurable items to enable the most complex products and services for buyers

The POC PunchOut Gateway handles the technically challenging requirement of interfacing between the supplier's shopping cart (POC's or even supplier's existing eCommerce site) and any eProcurement system, supplier network, or custom API. The Purchase Order & Invoice Connectors handle both XML or EDI formats and can be transmitted and received via any means necessary, including HTTP(s), FTP(s), AS2, or VAN.

The core team members at POC consist of seasoned spend management and supplier enablement consultants, each with more than 10 years of experience in helping both suppliers and buyers reach their respective business goals.

The POC Solution Suite is a cloud based solution delivered as Software-as-a-Service (Saas). The service is offered at a fraction of the cost of what suppliers typically spend to develop a punchout site. Furthermore, PunchOut Catalogs does not charge transaction fees, which allows suppliers to easily predict budgets.

About PunchOut Catalogs, LLC.
PunchOut Catalogs (POC) provides superior supplier enablement related software solutions and consulting services to suppliers of all sizes and Fortune 500 buyers. The POC Shopping Cart is a powerful and attractive online ordering website that is compatible with any customer's eProcurement (B2B) system, including Ariba, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and SAP. Suppliers have the option of leveraging POC for use as a B2C eCommerce site as well. The majority of the POC team consists of seasoned eProcurement consultants with more than 10 years of experience helping numerous Fortune 500 companies and their suppliers do business effectively. POC is delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with no transaction fees. For more information, please go to

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