PunchOut and Roundtrip ready VARs stores
PunchOut and Roundtrip ready VARs stores
Your customers can link to your VARs eCommerce
store through their procurement systems.
Your customers don't have to login twice. Your eCommerce
store is launched within the buyers’ e-procurement system.
A pre-configured store with products and prices as
per the contract.
PunchOut is a technology which enables a buyer to access the suppliers website through the buyers own procurement
application. They can ‘PunchOut’ from their procurement system and get directed to your eCommerce store which is
configured and customized for that particular customer with negotiated pricing, terms, etc.
They can browse products from the PunchOut catalog and add them to the shopping cart.
A connection is maintained between both these applications and the buyer’s shopping cart upon ‘checkout’ is redirected
back to their own procurement system for approvals. Once approved, either a purchase order can be created in the
buyer’s procurement system and sent to the supplier via email or fax or in many cases the buyer sends the PO back
through the same PunchOut transaction. In many cases buyer also expects supplier to post the invoices after
shipment in the same PunchOut transaction
We understand the PunchOut
requirement based on information
provided by you.
If required, together with you,
we speak with your end customer
to understand any custom needs.
Our in-house team then configures
the PunchOut for test by the
supplier on a staging environment.
Once accepted, the PunchOut is
moved to production for regular
Most businesses use procurement or ERP applications like Ariba, JD Edwards, etc. for their business needs.
To streamline processes and have greater control and visibility over their procurement processes they expect their
suppliers to provide PunchOut with their ERP.
They require their suppliers to integrate their product catalogs and contracted pricing directly into
their own procurement system with a web-based PunchOut catalog that can be accessed anytime by them.
They also expect most of the transaction like purchase orders, invoices etc go through the same PunchOut instance.
If you cannot provide this integration you may lose customers to your competitors
A PunchOut or Roundtrip, also known as PunchOut Catalog or PunchOut Website is a method for B2B buyers to purchase from a supplier's website from within the buyer’s own procurement application. Usually, a buyer can easily log in to the supplier’s eCommerce website and purchase items.
For a PunchOut, a buyer would log into their procurement system like SAP, Coupa or any other, and click on a link which opens the supplier’s eCommerce store within the buyer’s procurement system. Since it uses single sign-on they do not have to sign in again and can browse through the catalog like on any eCommerce website.
Once they are ready to buy, instead of placing the order with the supplier, the item is sent back to the buyer’s procurement system.
They do not have to enter anything manually and the order goes through the approval workflow inside the procurement system.
Once approved they can either send a PO to the supplier manually or within the same PunchOut framework. Some buyers also pull invoices from the supplier website through a PunchOut
All VARStreet eCommerce stores are PunchOut enabled, and we have done hundreds of PunchOut implementation with almost all known procurement systems.
If you are an existing customer, please get in touch with our support or sales to set up a PunchOut catalog for your customer.
If you are a new customer, you will need a VARStreet eCommerce subscription to create a PunchOut catalog. Please get in touch with our sales team, and we can guide you through the process.
We have implemented PunchOut websites for almost all known procurement systems. We can complete a PunchOut catalog for existing customers within a day to a few days depending on the requirement.
New customers will also need to set up an eCommerce store with us for this to work. In most cases, you can be up and running with a PunchOut catalog in 1-2 weeks.
We have currently implemented PunchOut with almost all known procurement systems like SAP, Jaggaer (Formerly Sciquest), Ariba, Oracle PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Coupa, Oracle iProcurement, ESM, WorkDay, Vinimaya and may others.
Absolutely not. We have customers who have almost 10+ PunchOuts with different procurement systems running on the same store.
Since VARStreet comes with a default functionality where the catalog and pricing shown on the store can be easily configured for a login, you can practically have any number of customers using PunchOut with varied procurement systems on the same store.
We also support landing page configuration by logins so you can configure the look and feel of the store based on the customer and give your larger customers a highly personalized and special treatmment.
We prefer to provide PunchOut on our eCommerce platform as our eCommerce is PunchOuts ready. It also makes a lot of sense for suppliers to get on VARStreet's eCommerce platform, as most customer requesting PunchOut would be large B2B buyers and very few eCommerce stores can handle B2B needs like VARStreet.
VARStreet is not just eCommerce, you get much more than just a PunchOut ready eCommerce platform when you buy VARStreet. Please click here to set up a demo of our PunchOut ready eCommerce platform.
Setting up PunchOut is very easy with VARStreet. Once you have set up an eCommerce store with us, get in touch with our sales/support to request PunchOut implementation.
After the commercials are agreed upon, we can either work with your customer directly to understand the requirement and set up the PunchOut implementation or, work based on the documentation you have received from your customer.
Once done, we set up the PunchOut implementation in our QA environment for the customer to test. Upon a successful test, we move it to production quickly. All of this is completed within a few days.
Absolutely, we do not just sell you PunchOut ready eCommerce stores but, we practically become your technical arm. We can interact with your customer on your behalf, answer their doubts and queries and quickly implement a solution to test based on their needs.
Yes. We have a team of highly skilled engineers who understand PunchOut very well, and they can handle all types of customizations easily.
VARStreet is committed to providing solutions focused 100% on enabling a supplier's eCommerce application by connecting to the buyer’s procurement system. We have successfully completed hundreds of PunchOuts to date. VARStreet’s PunchOut system is cost-effective too, which makes it a plausible solution.