Introducing the New Supplier Portal

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We’re really pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of the Approach Procurement Solutions Supplier Portal, which is now generally available to all suppliers working with us.

Feedback from all suppliers from our beta portal (the Supplier Manager) has been invaluable in ensuring that we can offer you a slick, simple experience for receiving and managing orders from our clients. We’ve listened intently to all of your feedback to make a range of improvements:

A Brand New Look and Feel

The single order view presents all order data and management actions clearly on one page

We’ve overhauled the entire user interface in the new Supplier Portal, giving you much easier access to relevant orders, a clearer view on key order details and a much improved order management experience with a simple actions interface:

  • Orders are now split into four separate screens: New, In Progress, Completed and Cancelled. You’ll only see orders which status matches the screen you’re in, so you will always know what you’re dealing with.
  • Order line statuses are now colour coded to make these clearer for suppliers
  • Client logos are displayed on each order in the orders view so you can quickly see who you’re dealing with
  • Orders can be sorted from old to new or new to old, so you can deal with orders in the way that suits you
  • Completing an order now gives you a clear step on adding delivery information to orders ready for despatch, with a record of the delivery information shown against each order line.
  • We’ve added clearer confirmation and error messages to the screen so you can see when something’s worked as expected, or where something’s not quite right

Download a PDF Packing/Pick List Instantly

An example of the PDF packing list generated in the Supplier Portal

You can now download printable PDFs pick/pack lists including entire order details to help your picking process run smoother and allow you to add these documents to your consignment as packing notes.

Expanded Search Capabilities

Search results page

Previously, search was restricted and not very useful to suppliers. As a result of your feedback, we’ve enhanced the search capability within the Supplier Portal so that now you can search for orders from anywhere in the portal.

You can use search to find orders based on the following information:

  • Order number/ID
  • Billing or shipping addresses
  • Billing or shipping contact name
  • Order email or phone number
  • Cost centre
  • Customer order references or PO numbers

Announcements and Updates

We’ve added an announcements and updates section to the Supplier Portal home page so that you can catch up quickly on any key information or news from the Approach Procurement Solutions team.

We’ll be using this area to keep you up to date with changes, updates from us or our clients relating to supply or any relevant news for our suppliers.

Access from Any Device

You can now access the Supplier Portal from devices with any screen size – from your iPhone through to your 32″ monitor – with all data and functionality accessible and usable from any device.

Automation & Integration

We’re always looking to help our suppliers adopt our client’s orders into your own workflow. If you’re interested in exploring how we can feed our client orders into your existing order management systems or processes, please get in touch with James Barnes (Technology Director) for a chat about a possible integration with the Supplier Portal.

You can email James at