MeRLIN has been added to the Spring 2022 SolutionMap procurement technology benchmarking rankings.
June 2, 2022: MeRLIN Strategic Sourcing solution has been added to the Spring 2022 SolutionMap procurement technology benchmarking rankings. MeRLIN Sourcing B.V has been listed under the Sourcing, Direct Material Sourcing & Supplier Relationship Management & Risk (SXM) categories.
Known as the most rigorous, data-centric functionality assessment of procurement technologies in the industry, SolutionMap contains 500+ RFI requirements across 10 source-to-pay module and suite technology categories to pinpoint the actual capabilities of each participating vendor. SolutionMap is updated and published every six months to accurately reflect solution updates.For the Spring 2022 Release, MeRLIN has been added under the Sourcing, Direct Material Sourcing & Supplier Relationship Management & Risk (SXM) categories.
MeRLIN Sourcing Solutions
MeRLIN’s eSourcing solution enables strategic sourcing by managing the complete lifecycle – from identifying sourcing needs, defining sourcing strategy, inviting potential suppliers to events, requesting and collecting supplier information (RFx), managing bids, holding eAuctions, analyzing responses, and finally, awarding suppliers with a contract and managing the contracts.
MeRLIN allows procurement organizations to create and manage sourcing events of all types – RFIs, RFQs, and Auctions easily using intuitive user interface and ready-to-use configurable response templates based on industry best practices. These configurable response templates can be customized based on business needs and ensure RFx captures in-depth information from suppliers on parameters impacting Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). MeRLIN’s integration with spreadsheets helps seamless data entry and bulk uploads & downloads.
The sourcing solution comes with strong features for direct material sourcing such as engineering collaboration, BOM based demands, integrations, etc.
MeRLIN Supplier Relationship Management (SXM)
The Supplier Relationship Management solution of MeRLIN allows procurement teams manage entire supplier lifecycle, supplier data, workflows, hierarchies, risk, performance and compliance – all from a single intuitive platform. It delivers all that is required to automate and streamline supplier management processes – from onboarding to ongoing management .
The Spend Matters Pro vendor analysis remarked “Despite being new, the functional coverage of the solution is impressive, especially considering its direct materials-related capabilities. Modules of the solution cover most of the source-to-contract capabilities (S2C), and when the solution does not cover every element (like supplier risk), it does take the “ecosystem” approach and integrates with point solutions. On the downstream side, the solution currently covers procure-to-receipt (P2R).”
About MeRLIN Sourcing B.V
MeRLIN is a Strategic Sourcing Solution for Direct & Indirect Procurement that offers seamlessly integrated sourcing process automation with supplier relationship management and planning functions augmented by advanced analytics. It plays a key role in enhancing collaboration between buyers and suppliers offering an intuitive and easy to use platform. MeRLIN is modular, ﬂexible, conﬁgurable, integrated and easy to deploy. It is developed on Microsoft technology platform and can be hosted either on-premise or on the cloud. It is the go-to solution for strategic sourcing needs of enterprise sourcing organizations.