Free Service Facilitates Online Purchasing

Simplexis 2.0 is a second-generation Web-based school purchasing application. The system features new function-driven modules designed for sourcing, procurement and financial management. It covers the requisitioning process in all of its stages: requests for quotations, order input management, electronic purchase order generation, delivery tracking, and integration with schools’ and vendors’ systems. Simplexis is free to schools, and requires no hardware upgrades or software installation. The Simplexis solution is a cost-effective way to coordinate and facilitate online buying and selling of everything from food and office supplies to athletic uniforms and textbooks.Simplexis 2.0 is a second-generation Web-based school purchasing application. The system features new function-driven modules designed for sourcing, procurement and financial management. It covers the requisitioning process in all of its stages: requests for quotations, order input management, electronic purchase order generation, delivery tracking, and integration with schools’ and vendors’ systems. Simplexis is free to schools, and requires no hardware upgrades or software installation. The Simplexis solution is a cost-effective way to coordinate and facilitate online buying and selling of everything from food and office supplies to athletic uniforms and textbooks.

The system includes easy-to-use modules that enable school administrators to complete specific tasks and activities at each stage of the purchasing process. Such features include SimpleBuy, a requisition workflow system; SimpleQuote/SimpleBid, which transmits requests for proposals and quotations between schools and sellers; SimpleSell, an Internet storefront; SimpleContracts, a database of purchasing contracts; SimpleSource, a database of vendors; and SimpleReport, a module generating detailed transaction reports. Simplexis can be customized to meet school districts’ individual requirements. Simplexis, San Francisco, CA, (415) 354-2100, www.simplexis.com.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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