Finance Indaba 2016: ManageIt has your procurement processes covered

“We can help professionals by centralising procurement, simplifying ordering, improving efficiency, reducing costs and securing pricing, sourcing and qualifying new suppliers with ease and managing BEE, contract and all other documents online,” says Brett Cunnington, marketing director of ManageIt, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2016 on 13 and 14 October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

Do you want to hear more about how ManageIt can help you streamline your processes? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2016.

Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"ManageIt is a centralised procurement partner. We use our unique software, Procurepro, to manage all suppliers and orders, reduce costs and secure pricing through an easy-order cloud based system. We would like to be at the Finance Indaba to showcase the strong value of our financial management benefits."

What will you be talking about?
"Our software generates simplified financial reports and integrates into current corporate financial systems, assisting in managing accountability and process management. It doubles up as a cloud-based documentation back-up system.

"ManageIt is also a consolidated services provider, offering the opportunity to simplify companies' payment schedules and benefit from one-stop shop with a high BEE level. We will be covering these aspects at the Indaba."

What are the challenges you can help finance professionals/firms with in 2016?
"We can help professionals by centralising procurement, simplifying ordering, improving efficiency, reducing costs and securing pricing, sourcing and qualifying new suppliers with ease and managing BEE, contract and all other documents online."

How can outsourcing help companies cut costs?
"Each department within a company has procurement requirements. A member of this department will have been tasked to deal with the day-to-day management of this requirement, which ultimately creates a disjointed management process. This is disruptive to the productivity, not only of the relevant department, but to the company as a whole and eventually affecting profitability."

"Orders need to be approved and signed off by members of staff who have portfolios other than procurement. This hinders their performance, creates divided attention and could lead to a loss in profitability. This may lead to hasty and irresponsible decision making, so as to allow them to continue with their normal duties.

"ManageIt allows companies to redirect their procurement requirements away from these staff members freeing up time for their clients, reduce unnecessary stress and ultimately saving on much-needed resources."

What is the key to great customer service?
"There are a number of keys to great customer service. Communication, mutually beneficial agreements, patience, strong product support and time management all play a role. It is also important to be able to adapt to changing circumstances."