i-Buy – Intelligent buying from element14
What is it?
Intelligent buying has just got easier with the new i-Buy system from element14.
View an online demonstration of i-Buy
Designed to enable complete cost control, reduced administration time and total visibility of your company’s spend; i-Buy is completely flexible and personalised to your company’s needs.
Combined with the added functionality of our website, i-Buy provides a tailored eProcurement solution with access to over 350,000 products, real-time stock availability and assistance with thousands of alternative items.
Create your own procurement structure that can be edited at any time.
Complete cost control
Set users spend and create workflows that reflect your own purchasing approval structure.
Eliminate the need for paper work, reduce purchasing time and receive goods faster!
Better informed buying decisions
Get total transparency of your company’s spend with easily downloadable reports.
It’s easy to use
Users simply log on to the element14 website and place orders as usual.
i-Buy provides you with many of the custom features of an expensive eProcurement system - at no cost!
How does it work?
i-Buy is easy to set up, assisted by our team of eProcurement professionals who will work with you to build a solution that best suits your business.
- Create a purchasing workflow that reflects your company’s internal processes.
- Change field labels to match your company’s terminology, making it easy for your colleagues to use.
- Add customised fields at shopping basket, delivery or payment stages to capture any additional information you need and see these appear on despatch and invoice paperwork.
- Determine fiscal month start and stop dates to suit your organisation and set budgets and spend controls in line with these dates.
- Set spend limits by individual order and by month, for each user and department.
- Empower users to edit relevant delivery addresses, billing centres and purchase card details, or set up one automated option for delivery and payment.
- Add, delete or move users and amend workflows, spend limits and access rights to system functionality at your convenience.
- Comprehensive reports that include line level detail provide a truly transparent overview of spend with element14, downloadable in an easy-to-use CSV format.
How can i-Buy help me?
If you want an efficient purchasing solution at no cost to your company, i-Buy provides…
- Complete cost control to always stay within budget.
- Total transparency of your company’s spend – by product, user and department.
- No additional training requirements – with no change to the way products are ordered online and a dedicated team on-hand to answer any enquiries following set-up, it couldn’t be easier!
If you are responsible for purchasing or authorising spend with element14, i-Buy provides…
- A customisable purchasing approval structure – create workflows and change field labels to reflect company processes.
- A more efficient way of working – online spend limits by user, order and department eliminate the requirement for paperwork.
- Visibility of spend by user and department – to make better informed buying decisions in the future!
Electronic Designers/Maintenance and Repair Engineers
If you order products from element14 but make purchase order requests via a Buyer or Manager, i-Buy provides…
- Time savings and reduced paperwork – automated orders and approvals will eliminate the paper chain and help you receive the products you require faster.
- Traceability of orders - simply by logging on to the element14 website!
- Direct access to 350,000 stocked products via the element14 website – with real-time stock availability and thousands of alternative items.
Register for i-Buy
To register your interest in this new free eProcurement service from element14, please take a few moments to fill in your details and one of specialists will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.