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How to get started

Let's start with your needs

You can use the guiding material provided below to assess if and how one of our services meets your needs. You are welcome to contact us at any stage of your assessment for questions and guidance. It is vital for us that you get the best possible value from our services.

Which level of service is the best match for your needs now and in the future?

Light use

You have a limited product range (fewer than 100 product lines), which you can buy from different suppliers. You seek a simple tool to manage requests and negotiate deals with these suppliers. Perhaps you use spreadsheets and emails today to manage these deals and want to have a better process, better data quality and better team performance. This is for you. 

TMS Light

Try it for 3 months for

500 €/month

300 €

Regular use

You have a larger product range (more than 100 product lines), many suppliers and possibly a larger team managing the trading. You want to manage the trading and negotiations in one place, so that the whole team has relevant information in real-time. This is for you (but also check out the Advanced use scenario, which may also be for you).

TMS

Try it for 3 months for

1000 €/month

600 €

Trade Management System

Advanced use

You have a larger product range (more than 100 product lines), many suppliers and possibly a larger team managing the trading. You want to manage the trading and negotiations in one place, so that the whole team has relevant information in real-time. You are not ready for AI yet, but would like to have the easy option to upgrade later, or you simply prefer a private cloud architecture. Then this is the right place to start.

AxNode

Try it for 3 months for

1500 €/month

900 €

Advanced use - powered by AI

You want to tap into AI technology to guide you through your negotiations, so that you can achieve better results across more parameters than is humanly possible. AI technology learns and adapts to your specific preferences and adds new capabilities to your team. Whether you are already going through a digital transformation or are just starting, this is a tool to give you easy access to AI technology. 

RA

Available for selected partnerships

Contact us for more details

Rational Assistant

Some things you may want to ask or consider

Below you will find some answers to some of the questions we ofen get (an FAQ) and some of the things, we may ask you, when we talk. They are meant as a guide and if you have any doubts we suggest that you contact us, so that we can look at your particular situation together.

 

Remember that you can read more in depth about both the TMS and the RA. Use the buttons to the right to get there. You can also access our Resources for more inspiration.

Can the services handle all kinds of procurement?

Q

No. We currently recommend that you use the services as specialized services for commodities, which you can procure from multiple suppliers.

A

Do suppliers need to subscribe to the services?

Q

No. Suppliers can receive requests from buyers via email and access the services to make quotes and negotiate. Suppliers can benefit from more functionality if they do subscribe.

A

We already use an ERP system with a procurement module. Is this another system?

Q

No. You do not need another system. In fact we aim to avoid duplicate functionality. You can leverage the data from your current systems and gain new capabilities with the RA.

A

What if both buyers and suppliers use the RA services?

Q

If both buyers and suppliers decide to use the RA to support their negotiations, it increases the chances for better outcomes for both parties.

A

Our trading depends strongly on personal relationships. Will this system be a barrier?

Q

Our services are a tool to help you with more efficient and effective processes. In fact, you should have more time and opportunity to build on your relationships.

A

We are not ready for a large AI project and do not have the skills required. Can we use the services?

Q

Yes. If you are comfortable with spreadsheets and emails, then you will feel right at home. You do not need to be a data scientist or have one in your company to benefit from the AI.

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