About - Uploading Suppliers
Why do you need to upload suppliers?
Uploading suppliers into the system is typically one of the first things you will do after activating your system. The supplier data you load makes it easier for you to complete tasks and activities in the system relating to your suppliers.
What does the system do with the data?
There are many uses for the supplier data you upload.
- View compliance and risk profiles for each company
- Identify the diversity of your supplier base for Diversity & Inclusion reporting
- Issue purchase orders
- Engage suppliers to update their profile information
- Pay suppliers using the virtual payment tools
- Collect diversity reports from your suppliers
- And much more…
How do you load suppliers?
There’s a detailed step by step explanation a bit later on in this tutorial, but basically you (1) Download an Excel template, (2) Fill it out, and (3) Upload.
How long do my uploads take to process?
Once you upload the template, the time to process depends on the number of suppliers in your list. We recommend you plan for about 4-8 hours after your upload is submitted although the upload may be completed in a much shorter time. In any case, the system will send you an email alert when the upload is complete.
Can supplier uploads be automated?
You can automate the upload process using APIs that allow you to transfer supplier data from your internal system to SupplierGATEWAY. You can read more about the APIs on the developers page here.