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Anyone using a vendor portal with business central?

  • 1.  Anyone using a vendor portal with business central?

    Posted 7 days ago
    We are looking for a simple portal/website for our vendors to log-in, view/accept their purchase orders, and be able to update the shipping status.    We have about 50 different vendors we deal with at any given time.
    Does anyone have experience in this realm with BC's Webservice API's?

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    Phil York
    radius global supply
    OTTAWA
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  • 2.  RE: Anyone using a vendor portal with business central?

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 3 days ago
    Phil,

    Sana's eCommerce platform can be used for this capability but can be a little pricey for simple data review. Have you considered using a Power App built portal? The BC connection is getting stronger and stronger in the Common Data Services to allow simpler access to the detail.

    In any case the webservices can be used for the purpose regardless of the tool selected, the bigger question you will want to talk with your vendors on is if they are willing to login to your portal for the updates or will want to send via EDI or email with status checks (as their systems can likely kick those details out). Have a conversation with the 5-10 biggest vendors on their preferred method for this before you go down the portal path, it may be more of a nightly status file or something that can still use API's to update the system.

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    Spencer Coulter
    Director, Business Applications

    RSM US LLP
    D: 515.281.9248 F: 515.471.5261
    E: Spencer.Coulter@rsmus.com
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