Written by: Trade Interchange

Posted on: 12/08/20

Afternoon Tea Week: Cloud-based software is tea-riffic

Afternoon Tea Week is an annual celebration of one of the nation’s favourite traditions, and it has taken place from 10th to 16th August this year. For the uninitiated, afternoon tea is a meal composed of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries, cakes, and of course, a delicious pot of tea.

Whether an afternoon tea is enjoyed in a five-star hotel, a local traditional tearoom, or even as a homemade treat, there is no doubt that the British love the combination of savoury and sweet treats. That’s without mentioning the 165 million cups of tea we drink in the UK on a daily basis!

Although afternoon tea was initially developed as a private social event for those in the upper echelons of society, it is now enjoyed as a special indulgence by people in all walks of life, usually as a precursor to a special event such as a birthday, baby shower or wedding.

Similar to a well-baked cake or a perfectly balanced scone, effective supplier information management software includes all the ingredients, or features, that ensure you will not be left with an oolong face.

Cloud-based supplier information management is tea-riffic

ARCUS® Supplier Information Management (SIM) allows all supplier information to gathered, stored and managed in a cloud-based system, helping to deliver supply base confidence through a streamlined solution.

Suppliers complete questionnaires tailored to your company’s needs, ensuring that all required information is collected and has been directly entered by your suppliers, which is then stored securely and centrally in the cloud.

These questionnaires can, if required, include intelligent branching questions and document uploads, removing the need for ARCUS® SIM users to chase suppliers for this information. As we all know, chasing suppliers can be fairly tea-dious, with supply base professionals typically spending between 9 and sixteen hours per week chasing supplier information.

Artificial intelligence is pretty sweet…

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now standard functionality in ARCUS® SIM, scanning key food and beverage documents as they are uploaded by suppliers.

Any inaccuracies within the uploaded documents, such as incorrect details, missing data or out of date information, is noted by the AI with an accuracy rate of 99.5%. The supplier is then notified of any discrepancy and is given the opportunity to change the document or to proceed regardless.

Then, the ARCUS® SIM user is notified of any documents that have been flagged during the AI scanning process via the central SIM dashboard. This notifies the user of any potential discrepancy in uploaded documents, allowing for effective document review prioritisation to take place.

ARCUS® SIM Factsheet

ARCUS® SIM allows all vital supplier information to be gathered, stored and managed in a cloud-based system.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence scans key supplier documents at the point of upload, helping to ensure accuracy and validity for food & beverage professionals.

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