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Read our punchout catalog FAQ. Below are some commonly used terms and frequently asked questions related to punchout catalogs and PunchOutCX. If you have a question about these terms or anything else related to punchout catalogs, please contact us.
A punchout catalog (sometimes styled as “PunchOut” or “punch out”) is a web-based product catalog provided by a particular supplier, customized for a particular buying organization, and created specifically to connect with that company’s eProcurement or purchasing software system. Each punchout catalog contains the customer’s unique items and prices.
Punchout catalogs vary from supplier-to-supplier based on the supplier’s capabilities and the buying organization’s requirements. For this reason, the ability to provide useful, intuitive punchout catalogs, with innate flexibility, is key. In other words, punchout integrations are not a “one-size fits all” process.
Sophisticated punchouts utilize a standardized internet protocol, called cXML, which is designed specifically for enterprise communication between eProcurement applications and e-commmerce suppliers. The protocol allows real-time dialogue between an eProcurement system and a supplier’s e-commerce website.
While all punchouts provide a storefront entry point, level 2 punchouts allow the buyer to search for vendors’ products directly from their eProcurement system in a manner that’s similar to the way consumers search for products online. Buyers can search across multiple vendors, use keyword searches, and archive favorites. Most organizations with level 2-capable procurement software require and/or desire level 2 punchouts to simplify and enhance the buying and selling experience.
An eProcurement system (sometimes styled as “electronic procurement” or “supplier exchange”) is an online interface or networked system that facilitates the the purchase of goods and services for a specific buying organization. eProcurement systems like SAP, Ariba, Coupa, Oracle, Jaggaer, Workday, and Vroozi, are designed to increase purchasing efficiency and effectiveness.
Yes! Our adaptable service platform can connect to any and all eProcurement systems. Our punchouts work with all eProcurement systems including SAP, Ariba, Coupa, Oracle, Jaggaer, Workday, Vroozi, and any other.
PunchOutCX is a very cost-effective solution, tailored to your particular needs. Request a demo to start a conversation with one of our punchout professionals to describe your needs and discuss pricing.
It can! eInvoicing is an option that can be added on to your PunchOutCX solution.
It can! Our multi-vendor quoting tool, AgoraQuote is an option that can be added on to your PunchOutCX solution.
With over 21 years of experience serving thousands of businesses, millions of users, and processing billions of dollars in online transactions, at Corexpand we’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. We’ve worked with suppliers of all types and sizes, from mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 500 companies. We have implemented PunchOutCX with the largest B2B buying organizations on the most sophisticated eProcurement platforms, as well as with buyers who are not as far along in the digital transformation of procurement. PunchOutCX means adaptability, experience, and reliable back-end power
eProcurement and eCommerce Terms
Sophisticated punchouts utilize a standardized internet protocol, called cXML, which is designed specifically for enterprise communication between eProcurement applications and e-commmerce suppliers. The protocol allows real-time dialogue between an procurement system and a supplier’s e-commerce website.
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