Get.Resources! automates the e-Procurement process by allowing customers to purchase office supplies directly through Boise's e-catalogs, which can be hosted on either the buyer's or supplier's sites. This e-Procurement solution is uniquely enabled by Peregrine Systems' recently completed acquisition of Harbinger Corporation. Peregrine Systems' new e-business network handles more than one million transactions per day and will be the backbone for connectivity between Boise and buyers using Get.Resources!
This alliance provides customers direct electronic access to over 12,000 office products through general or customer specific e-catalogs. By connecting directly to Boise, buyers reduce their costs to process purchase orders and control maverick buying. Also, this mechanism gives small to medium sized companies the same buying power as large corporations.
"This alliance clearly demonstrates our vision of e-business infrastructure management," said Steve Gardner, president and CEO, Peregrine Systems. "By linking the procurement process to Boise's superior e-catalog through our newly acquired e-business connectivity technology, we are able to help customers slash their procurement costs dramatically. Industry research has shown that customers can reduce the cost to process a purchase order for consumables from over $100.00 to $30.00 using an e-procurement approach, such as our Get.Resources! Weblication."
"Our entire organization is excited about this opportunity," explained David Wilson, e-business development manager for Boise Cascade Office Products. "The alliance with Peregrine Systems not only allows us to reach a wide range of prospective customers, but also provides an opportunity to offer those customers a streamlined process for ordering office supplies."