BDNA solutions for IT procurement turn inconsistent, unstructured, hard-to-decipher IT procurement data into clean, consistent information to support purchasing decisions and audit preparedness.
Challenge for IT Procurement
Support Purchasing Decisions and Audit Preparedness
Multiple procurement systems – Mergers, acquisitions, and departmental silos leave many organizations with IT procurement systems from multiple vendors, each with their own formats and taxonomy.
Complex value chains – Every vendor, distributor, or reseller in a value chain can have its own format for purchase orders, making it hard to establish which products were procured through which channel or even whether multiple orders represent a single purchase.
Inconsistent part numbers – Many purchase orders lack a part number to identify a manufacturer SKU or, worse, have a made-up part number that identifies nothing.
Inaccurate product descriptions – Without a part number, organizations must pull IT procurement data from product descriptions, which may include the wrong edition or quantity of the product.
Critical data in unstructured fields – Deciphering order quantities, licensing units, upgrade information and other data is difficult when it is embedded in the unstructured Item Description field of a purchase order.
Multiple licensing models and confusing terminologies – Different vendors, resellers, and distributors use different licensing models and terminologies, using terms that might mean different things for different products.
BDNA Solution for IT Procurement
Technopedia provides a common language
for IT, enabling data from multiple sources to be
mapped to a single identity.