ARCUS® Supplier Management Software, hosted in the cloud by Trade Interchange, has been proven to work in multiple sectors and delivers supply base confidence for the companies such as P&O Ferries and Sodexo through a streamlined solution.
Our ISO 27001-accredited Information Security Management System ensures that all elements relating to Data Security, Availability and Integrity are covered, especially in relation to our customers’ data and the services we provide.
The system is audited by SGS, a UKAS-accredited auditor. We have held the ISO 27001 accreditation since 2013. The scope of our ISO 27001-compliant Information Security Management System includes our Agile development methodologies. This includes version control, testing, risk assessments and peer review in line with strict coding standards. Trade Interchange and our hosting partner both operate within GDPR framework, and the ARCUS® platform is GDPR compliant.
Central repository for supplier information
The Software as a Service proprietary platform enables professionals in multiple departments to collect, evaluate and manage information from their direct suppliers. All the information is stored in the central database which enables all stakeholders and relevant professionals to access the data at any time (based on company-driven access levels) and removes silos of information.
Protect company brand
Protect company brand and reputation by assessing suppliers’ financial risk and capabilities. ARCUS® Connect, our native API, allows integration with other solutions, ensuring all information can be automatically shared across systems – eliminating the need to re-key data. Data can be transferred in both directions between your current internal and external systems and ARCUS®. Examples of integrations include NAVEX Global.
Automation and Artificial Intelligence
Reminders can be set against every document uploaded, meaning site-specific expiry dates for certifications will automatically be requested, in addition to company-level information. This ensures that each company and approved site remains compliant and that the relevant departments can take action to manage and maintain information efficiently.
Electronically map your approval process to match best practice or internal purchasing processes with configurable alerts and emails notifying of key terms, milestones, critical task dates and events. Bi-directional and auto-escalation workflows can be configured to reduce the time spent waiting for approvals and to highlight bottlenecks in the system.
Using artificial intelligence, ARCUS® can scan key documentation, as it is uploaded by suppliers, verifying that the right certificate has been submitted and that the dates and values are valid.
Our licence model is for one licence per customer. This enables unlimited numbers of employees to log in and access the system without incurring any additional charges. This authorisation can be extended to third-party organisations working on your behalf following approval from the appropriate stakeholder.
The amount of information which can be viewed, edited, and downloaded can be determined by profiles which are created; typically, based on team or job role but profiles can be configured to match a company’s requirements.
We allow the number of concurrent users to be 50. This means that 50 people within a company or third-party organisations working on behalf of the company that has been granted user profiles can be logged into the system at the same time.
Suppliers are not included in the concurrent user restrictions; therefore, all suppliers can be logged into the system at the same time without any restrictions.
The ARCUS® platform includes eight individual modules that can be implemented standalone, in any combination or in any order that can be categorised into three separate families; ARCUS® Source, ARCUS® Supply and ARCUS® Product.
The ARCUS® Source family gives procurement professionals confidence in supplier selection, negotiation and the management of all their strategic sourcing projects.
ARCUS® Source ensures all goods are sourced from suppliers who have proven they can meet a company’s needs while also achieving the best market value for goods and having a full overview of current and future procurement projects.
The ARCUS® Supply family enables collaboration between multiple departments, confirming supplier compliance with government legislation, industry standards and company policies while also helping to manage all supplier and contract information as well as evaluating supplier performance.
ARCUS® Supply manages the lifecycle of all suppliers and the collection and verification of their information and documents, streamlining activities such as supplier on-boarding, contract, rebate, and performance management.
The ARCUS® Product family enables stakeholders to manage and efficiently collect and maintain critical product information.
ARCUS® Product allows suppliers to enter and upload product data enabling users to easily validate and approve products using custom workflows. This information is effortlessly shared between departments and is used as the central database for product specifications and during all stages of new product development.