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Procurement teams have a deluge of digital technology options that can help support their initiatives. At Vertex, we’ve found that many procurement teams most benefit from adjusting the data transformation process. Vertex’s platform removes the need for high computational power, enabling our customers to view, work with, and share massive design data sets with suppliers from any device. Our customers access high fidelity images that are 100 percent aligned with product data without the need for transformation.

Let’s compare today’s general procurement workflow compared to Vertex’s capabilities.

Today's Story

  1. A supplier requests model information from procurement teams so they can adequately provide their proposed solution.

  2. Procurement takes the requested information to the engineering team.

  3. Once in engineering's hands, the request may pass several hands, including to designers or a data transformation expert.

  4. During data transformation, an individual will convert models, strip IP, and reduce data structures. The data transformation step can take upwards of 18 hours.

  5. The engineering team provides the transformed data back to procurement teams. In some cases, the product fails to match an original design and the team has to perform additional transformation activities.

  6. Procurement provides the information back to the supplier.

  7. Procurement may also need to send additional comments or instructions with screenshots from engineering.

  8. The engineering team provides the transformed data back to procurement teams. In some cases, the product fails to match an original design and the team has to perform additional transformation activities.

Vertex Story

  1. A supplier requests model information from procurement teams so they can adequately provide their proposed solution.

  2. Procurement takes the requested information to the engineering team.

  3. Engineering easily uploads 3D models into Vertex from their current CAD and PLM tools. Engineers easily set their required view or reduce the BOM as necessary and shares the model with procurement.

  4. Procurement reviews the model and can easily add commentary, documents, and other attachments as needed. They can then share it with suppliers who view the information in 3D without specialized hardware or software.

With Vertex your work is already done!

Still Collaborating with Screenshots?

Procurement leaders agree that their top business goals include reducing costs, managing risk, and identifying new products and developing markets*. By integrating a platform like Vertex to simplify or eliminate data transformation, procurement teams can significantly shorten cycles, engage with suppliers earlier, develop more collaborative relationships, and keep overhead costs low.

  • Gain Insight

    Gain insight into suppliers to channel innovation.

  • Move Faster

    Move faster without losing valuable collaboration with suppliers.

  • Save on Cost

    Save on cost by up to $11 million**.

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