Our solutions support a range of sourcing, supplier management and product management activities. Using the streamlined solution, our customers can manage entire strategic sourcing projects from initial tenders through to eAuctions, manage supplier information, contracts and performance, as well as collect detailed product specifications and centralise new product development processes.
ARCUS® Key Features
Supplier Management Hub
Trade Interchange has developed further functionality to deliver Supplier Management Hub to streamline Environmental, Social. and Governance (ESG) supplier information management. When an appropriate identifier is provided in the supplier record, for example – an RSPO membership number – ARCUS® SIM uses its API to check these official sources for all related information daily. Any detected changes are then updated automatically within the system. See our APIs here.
ESG Question Banks
Tried-and-tested question banks, that have been proven to work for large organisations, ensure all required supply base ESG and food safety information is being collected.
Integrated, cloud-based software
Fully integrated cloud-based supplier management software that enables companies to manage their sourcing activity, supplier lifecycle and product information.
ARCUS® is an easy to use, single scalable platform that encourages collaboration, streamlining your processes and delivering confidence in your supply base.
All ARCUS® modules can be implemented standalone, in any combination or in any order to deliver the solution you require immediately, while easily allowing for scaling up and extending in the future.
ARCUS® Connect, our native API allows seamless integration with other solutions, ensuring all information can be automatically shared across systems eliminating the need to re-key data.
We have produced a range of resources which provide best practice and insight for professionals responsible for managing their supply base or those who manage the solutions to deliver these.
Our practical guides and reports cover areas such as spend control, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and product management.
We have produced a range of research-based white papers and thought leadership guides addressing some of the main concerns and potential future applications related to supply base management.
Our guides address common concerns across these sectors, including allergens, modern slavery and sustainability.More
Find out how we help businesses of all sizes around the globe manage the risks in their supply base across all business functions.
“ARCUS® SPM allows us to comprehensively manage and evaluate supplier performance across our departments, based on the KPIs and SLAs which matter to us the most, meaning we can consistently evaluate suppliers and track any changes in their performance."Dan Urwin, Head of Procurement – Performance / Corp Services / Utilities / IT, Whitbread
"... this simple, but effective change means that the legal team are only going to be working on the contracts they need to, which frees up their time to work on other important matters."Simon Leeson, Vendor Governance Team Leader, Sodexo UK&I
"ARCUS® SIM and SCM have been incredibly effective in making our approach to contract and supplier information management more efficient, saving a great deal of time in our processes."Adam Hughes, Senior Finance Manager, Sodexo NorAM
“Even through the challenging times of 2020 and the switch to remote working, ARCUS® PIM has continued to ensure we can set up products in our nominated lines process efficiently and continue to meet our customers’ needs.Samantha Smith, Central Category & Pricing Lead, Brakes
“The questionnaire is very intuitive, and suppliers found it easy to use from day one. Suppliers and agents are filling them in themselves, which reduces administrative work on our side.”Charlie Thelu, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Springer Nature
"We could see instantly how the flexible solution could benefit the organisation by improving efficiency and enforcing compliance."Spencer Playle, Supply Chain Director, PizzaExpress
"Our focus is on quality and on delivering consistently high standards. We also take an ethical approach to modern slavery and the severity of allergen risks. Combine those, with our stance on animal welfare, and it means there is a high level of supplier management administration to undertake. It is, therefore, crucial for us to get things right, especially in our supply chain. The ARCUS® platform is the solution for us"Steve Packer, Director of Supply Chain and IT, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
"Thanks to ARCUS® eAUC, our procurement team has adopted reverse eAuctions across a range of categories. By incorporating eAuctions as part of our category management toolkit, this has resulted in Drax realising cost savings over and above traditional procurement methods, while reducing the time we spend negotiating with suppliers. The eAuction tool from Trade Interchange is a low-cost solution to leverage spend across common categories of spend across Drax.”Matthew Walker MCIPS, Supplier Relationship Manager – Turbines & Major Projects, Drax Power
"As a team we now have one data source instead of a number of local spreadsheets, this is fully searchable and means we can immediately access approved supplier and product information."Helen Allan, Head of Technical, Domino’s Pizza UK
"Trade Interchange’s ARCUS® modules are a key tool in helping us realise efficiencies in terms of cost and time across many departments of our brands. The system continues to be essential in aiding our teams manage the complex challenges of allergens, antibiotic use and sustainability whilst helping us to monitor and prevent modern slavery within our supply chain."Dan Urwin, Head of Procurement – Performance / Corp Services / Utilities / IT, Whitbread
"Trade Interchange’s ARCUS® modules are a key tool in helping us realise efficiencies in terms of cost and time across many of our critical business processes."Dan Urwin, Head of Procurement – Performance / Corp Services / Utilities / IT, Whitbread
“The procurement team has the ability to request large volumes of documentation and certification from potential suppliers prior to on-boarding, enabling supplier approval to be efficiently processed in one stage rather than through multiple rounds of approval. The information we collect is what the business needs to reduce risk and increase confidence in our supply chain. The automated alerts and reminders are sent to suppliers to update their data to ensure they remain compliant with legislation and company-driven requirements."Dan Urwin, Head of Procurement – Performance / Corp Services / Utilities / IT, Whitbread
“We now have a powerful reporting tool that gives us valuable business information. ARCUS® SIM has become the gateway for Sodexo to gather all supplier information globally.”Suzanne Coumbaros, Data Governance Director, Global Supply Management, Sodexo
"Using ARCUS® SSM, our procurement team now has a complete overview of all current and potential sourcing projects. This allows us to easily view the current status of each of these projects while helping us to ensure best procurement practice is practised by everyone at Whitbread."Dan Urwin, Head of Procurement – Performance / Corp Services / Utilities / IT, Whitbread
"The software is so easy to use and the workflows with the built-in alerts make it easy to ensure everything is kept up-to-date; it has been a real game changer to our procurement department."Rob Beale, Purchasing Director, The Restaurant Group
"We have been using the ARCUS® eRFX module for a number of years, and alongside the impeccable service we receive from Trade Interchange’s eSourcing Consultants, it is now an integral part of Morrisons’ eSourcing strategy."Rachael Dennis, Procurement Manager, Morrisons
"ARCUS® SIM has proven to be a key tool in helping our procurement team collect, manage and verify, with confidence, the large volumes of supplier information needed to ensure our suppliers meet our sustainability and ethical purchasing practices."Paul Clutton, Supply Chain & Procurement Director, Costa Coffee
"The deployment of ARCUS® SIM in the business has greatly streamlined our data collection, and improved the ease of maintaining the information. Critically, it has allowed us to share information across geographical boundaries and departments."San Tickle, Procurement Manager European Region AAK (Benelux) & Project Lead Supplier Information, AAK
"Trade Interchange’s ARCUS® supplier management platform has allowed us to fully consolidate our supply chain and procurement function, and we now have a complete handle over all supplier data, contracts, performance and sourcing."Harvey Marston, Head of Procurement, Four Seasons Health Care
"The main pain points ARCUS® has helped us with is that all of the suppliers can be in one place and every department from our company can log can and check the information that they are after."Maria Loftus, Senior Technical Manager, Fridays
"We are always committed to enforcing best practise in all aspects of the business and we are confident that the ARCUS® platform fulfils all our requirements."San Tickle, Procurement Manager European Region AAK (Benelux) & Project Lead Supplier Information, AAK
"Thanks to the ARCUS® platform, the procurement and technical teams now have supply base confidence through the streamlined solution, which enables full visibility and control over supplier relationships across tendering, negotiating, on-boarding and contracting."San Tickle, Procurement Manager European Region AAK (Benelux) & Project Lead Supplier Information, AAK
“The original system was paper-based and required four signatures for approval, buyers would spend ages chasing paper around the business. It was difficult to keep track of how the agreements were progressing and each department had their own method or system of tracking. Buyers had little visibility of the current status and the system was reliant on the buyer remembering what stage the process was at, to action key tasks.”Rob Luckhurst, Category Procurement Director, Brakes
“Rebate Manager has revolutionised the way we manage that part of the business, from an archaic paper-based system that was inherited from the early days. We have now got a system that has taken us into the 21st century, and we are using all the technology available to us now to actually make our business more efficient.”Rob Luckhurst, Category Procurement Director, Brakes
“We have to make sure all of our supplier information including manufacturing site information has been reviewed, approved and verified. ARCUS® SIM and its Manufacturing Site Information plug-in enables this.”Maria Loftus, Senior Technical Manager, Fridays
“eRFXs are very much part of our current eSourcing strategy and have delivered huge benefits since we introduced them, not just in terms of significant time savings, but also in data quality, visibility of information and helping us streamline our overall sourcing and tendering strategy.”Christina Zimber, Head of Procurement, BMI Healthcare
“The audit trail of information is crucial in demonstrating we have taken the steps to mitigate risks and to ensure the highest standards of quality and ethical sourcing in our business”Gunilla Gustafsson, Quality and Food Safety, AAK Sweden
“We can now request, review, approve and access all product specification information in an efficient way. ARCUS® PIM provides an audit trail of the steps we have taken to mitigate the risk and provides a deeper, more granular level of control and insight over product information in one streamlined solution.”Maria Loftus, Senior Technical Manager, Fridays
“The work that the Trade Interchange team has done with Brakes since 2001 has been extremely valuable. Their software is intuitive and easy-to-use. Most importantly, the support we receive is the reason why eProcurement is so successfully embedded within our business”Stuart Smith, UK Purchasing Director, Brakes
"ARCUS® SPM gives us a complete view of our supply base, and we are able to easily evaluate the performance of our suppliers against the KPIs that matter the most to us. Our scorecards were configured quickly and are so simple to use, and we now feel that we can make more informed purchasing decisions thanks to the software."Harvey Marston, Head of Procurement, Four Seasons Health Care
“The introduction of ARCUS® SCM has significantly increased the efficiency of our contract creation, approval and implementation without changing our process. Taking the system online has greatly increased our visibility and reduced the time to complete the process as there is no waiting for manual interventions”Jody Kerner, Director of Procurement, Barchester Healthcare
"Before ARCUS® SIM parts of our information were held on a third-party database, some were within spreadsheets in our departments and some were held outside our department. We needed a supplier management system to streamline all of our information into one accessible place"Stuart Bradford, Supply Chain Manager, Fridays
"It is essential that the teams have instant access to information in order to perform their duties with confidence. The reassurance of knowing all the information has been entered directly by the suppliers without any re-keying errors is invaluable."Alyson Scott, Procurement, Supply Chain & Technical Director, Fridays