This overview shows all suppliers who are registered in Vendors. The overview is divided into various tabs. These tabs are treated individually in this article so you know exactly where to find certain information.
The 'Active' tab shows all suppliers with an active status. These suppliers can be actively managed and used within VendorLink. This also means that you can use them in Audits (Vendor Rating), for example. A number of basic fields from the supplier details are shown in the overview. It is possible to set up which fields are visible or not, read more about this here. This also applies to contract custom fields, if you have set them up.
The table below explains all standard columns from the overview.
|ID||The supplier reference number assigned by VendorLink.|
|Ref.||The supplier reference number.|
|Name||The name of the supplier.|
|Parent vendor||The main supplier.|
|Categories||The categories associated with the supplier.|
|Classification||The supplier classification group that is linked to the supplier. Read more about setting up these groups here.|
|Type||The supplier type. Read more about setting up supplier types here.|
|Audit||Show whether the supplier is involved in an active audit.|
|Audit valid through||Displays the end date of the audit the supplier is involved in.|
|Contract||Shows whether there is an active contract with the supplier.|
|Rating||The supplier's average Vendor Rating score|
|Tags||The set keywords/tags at the supplier. These tags can be searched using the search filter.|
In addition, it is possible to apply filters. You can open the filter panel by clicking the arrow on the left of the page.
When you click on a supplier, you will be taken to the supplier details. Read more about supplier details in Vendors here.
All archived suppliers are shown in the archive. Archived suppliers are inactive, and can no longer be used in other VendorLink modules, such as Vendor Rating or Contracts. The layout of the overview is the same as the overview with active suppliers.
This overview shows all kinds of important events from suppliers. Think of tasks, alerts and notes. To the left of the overview you can sort by category. In addition, you can filter via the filter panel by location, type and supplier classification.
Via this tab you can make a complete export of all contracts including all detail fields (standard fields and free fields). Click 'Export' to start the export, when it is finished a download window will appear in the menu bar at the top.
This overview shows all changes in supplier data. Here you can see essential information about the changes such as who, when, the old value and the new value of the changed supplier property.