YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION TO SAVING BY STREAMLINING THE PARTS PROCUREMENT PROCESS


STREAMLINING PARTS ORDERING SIMPLIFIES - AND SAVES

Since 2001, our Cat® Integrated Procurement (Cat IP) System has dramatically simplified the parts procurement process for customers. With the convenience of around-the-clock online access to more than 1.4 million Cat parts, Cat IP customers typically save 50% or more in total transaction costs. At the same time, Cat IP improves ordering accuracy by as much as 80%—reducing costly errors. Errors that lead to downtime and lost dollars. Research studies also show these time savings and accuracy gains really add up for customers, now using Cat IP for nearly 1.5 million transactions a year.


10 BENEFITS LINKED TO CAT IP

1. Frees up valuable purchasing staff time for other more important, demanding duties, such as sourcing, supplier negotiations and contracting.
2. Reduces or eliminates returned parts and re-orders because Cat IP search query tools identify and note correct replacement part numbers.
3. Includes new, Cat Reman, Cat Classic, dealer exchange and used parts with easy online access to information and 24/7 ordering for all.
4. Sends email order acknowledgments to confirm orders and keep you informed about their status.
5. Allows you to set up user preferences that suit your business goals, such as eliminating process steps, speeding up ordering, etc.
6. Lets you create frequent order lists that save you time (e.g., no need to re-type parts you’re ordering) when you place repeat orders.
7. Eliminates time spent by other team members, including your shipping/receiving staff, who won’t waste time dealing with the wrong parts.
8. Reduces equipment downtime caused by incorrect orders, e.g., inadvertently ordering the wrong parts.
9. Provides online access to parts and service technical information, such as Preventive Maintenance (PM) Checklists and Service Information System (SIS) information.
10. Saves money by reducing more costly off-contract spending.


CREATING YOUR SAVINGS CONNECTION

Your first step to savings with Cat IP requires a secure Internet connection that
establishes easy access to your Cat dealer’s parts inventory. The required link
integrates our IP system through your existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or a third-party supplier’s system. To date, we’ve successfully and reliably connected more than 900 customers via dozens of different ERP systems. That includes those widely used by customers, such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics AX and JD Edwards. We also regularly establish IP connections using supplier networks that many dealers belong to, including SmartEquip, Ariba and Hubwoo.


 


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. Secure Internet connection.
2. ERP system capable of creating and sending XML, and sending and receiving via HTTPS.
3. IT and business resources allocated to implement and sustain your Cat IP connection.