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Securely collaborate with suppliers more efficiently

Meeting sales goals means ensuring supply moves smoothly, which requires open communication and collaboration up and down the supply chain. You need an easy and secure way to discuss inventories, forecasts, and potential risks. In addition, you should collect feedback, both internally and externally, plus share final bids and distribute purchase orders from a central location.

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Create open communication with Microsoft Teams. You can walk through forecasts with suppliers using video or audio conferencing. Use chat to ensure suppliers have the necessary components, parts, and service readiness to help reach your sales goals and identify any issues you should be aware of. 

When onboarding new products, you can solicit and collect bids in SharePoint. Associate a specific supplier bid template with a document library―a location on a SharePoint site where you can create, store, update, and manage files with other people inside or outside your organization. Share this template with your suppliers to collect bids in one central place.

When you’re ready to initiate an order, you can securely share it directly from SharePoint. Include the purchase order and applicable specs, NDAs, and contract documents to ensure the supplier has everything required to process the order.


  • Walk through purchasing forecasts with suppliers “face-to-face.”

  • Collect bids from multiple suppliers in one location.

  • Send purchase orders quickly and securely.

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