Emptoris- A simple yet effective user review
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July 15, 2014

Emptoris- A simple yet effective user review

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Emptoris

Currently Emptoris is being used only in the Sourcing group here at Novartis in the US and Globally. When our business owners reach a certain threshold, as it relates to spend, they contact Sourcing and we utilize Emptoris for our RFX's.
  • Manages all supplier questions/inquiries via the message boards.
  • Ease of use to add new suppliers before releasing bids
  • Easily editable if scope changes during the bidding process
  • Building tables could be more user friendly. Most of the time, I just attach a spreadsheet
  • Rate Auctions could be more user friendly as well. If you have never done a Rate Auction, that first one will be confusing. There is not alot of guidance throughout.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Manage multiple RFX's at one time
I am a fan of Ariba to be used for the entire lifecycle of Sourcing. From RFX's to cutting PO's. I feel Emptoris misses the boat on the idea of a "One Stop Shop" for all of your Sourcing/Purchasing needs
I gave it a 6 because it is not a terrible product. It's just missing some key components to have more acceptance in the sourcing world. Some other issues are the view the vendor sees is not the same view a user would see. However, with a good support team, you can make Emptoris usable and proficient in the sourcing discipline.
It is suitable if you are able to have a best practice area in the tool, where you can go and look at common questions in the industry.