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Bellwether Purchasing Software

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Bellwether Purchasing Software Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.6

/5

78

Total features

72

8 categories

Bellwether Purchasing Software features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control

Common features of Inventory Management software

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Backup and Recovery
Barcode/Ticket Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking
Cataloging/Categorization

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Functionality

4.6

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78

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Total Features

72

Unique features

  • Real-Time Monitoring

  • Purchasing Reports

  • Requisition Management

  • Historical Reporting

Functionality

4.4

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Total Features

215

Features in Common

44

Unique features

  • For Government

  • Distribution Management

  • Recurring Payments

  • Bills of Material

Functionality

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Total Features

172

Features in Common

29

Unique features

  • For Trucking Industry

  • Drag & Drop

  • W-2 Preparation

  • Asset Tracking

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Anoosha D.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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having good experince while using this product

Reviewed 7 years ago

Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close

Pros

it Eliminates our out of control manual purchasing process. No more paper! Gain accountability, tracking, and reporting.

Cons

On the downside, most of the challenges experienced with e-procurement emanate mostly from the supplier and not the company but can have an effect on the procurement process. Training cost may be high. Any time technology is involved there is some level of risk to compromised data. What of a supplier who has for all the years been handling clients on a face-to-face basis? E-procurement will definitely become a challenge but it should not be an excuse to ignore e-procurement software.

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Theresa T.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Bellwether is a great product!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Bellwether is very easy to navigate. This software has helped me easily keep track of orders/PO's. I would recommend this software to anyone looking for a great product with great customer service!

Cons

The canned reports were not that easy to navigate in the beginning but when you take some time to read the help section you can figure out what report will satisfy your needs.

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Theresa, Thank you for the great endorsement for Bellwether!

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Brandon D. M.

Religious Institutions, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great PO software

Reviewed 5 years ago

We are finally able to have a cloud based software that allows us to easily track and gain necessary approvals for all PO and accounting needs!

Pros

We love the ease of use with approvals and cataloging. It is a great software that keeps everyone on the same page.

Cons

Sometimes the approvals can be randomized which makes the workflow take longer.

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Ryan M.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bellwether was easy to set up and easy to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Customer service for Bellwether has been amazing. They were available to help any time we had questions while implementing the software.

Cons

Sometimes I'll place a requisition for something that has already been requested, but since I can't see other people's orders I can't see that I'm duplicating a request that's already been made.

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Ryan, Thank you for the perfect rating for Bellwether! Please contact your admin for permission to see requisitions submitted by other users. Kevin

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Kevin B.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Bellwether software is the most complete inventory software I've ever used.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I just started my job at Sharklet and Bellwether has made the transition into my role a lot smoother than I would have imagined. Learning Bellwether was very easy.

Cons

I want to be able to see what everyone at the company has put into the system from the time the requisition is made until it's been received.

Vendor response

Kevin Thank you for very much for the 5 star ratings. Please contact you admin to gain permission to see all requisitions, PO's, and received items. Kevin

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Toni B.

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Bellwether Epmx software

Reviewed 14 years ago

I would recommend this to companies that want to get their spending under control.

Pros

works great for purchasing controls. Great Support staff that are willing to find a way to make a good fit. This is a great tool to help managers realize their budgets.

Cons

Time realization when you are going from no system to utilizing a system...education and ongoing addition time required to make it work. Computer adverse staff will resist.

Vendor response

Bellwether Corp appreciates the challenge for some to convert from their paper purchasing system to a fully integrated SaaS model. Bellwether continues to strive to develop intuitive, user-friendly solutions for those of varying software/computer comfort levels while providing the capabilities needed by its customers.

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Angel F.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bellwether rings my bell!

Reviewed 5 years ago

We love Bellwether!

Pros

The navigation throughout the program and it's ease of use is extremely beneficial when preparing a requisition.

Cons

The only "con" that I've experience is the time out feature. If it takes me longer than 10 minutes to prepare a requisition it will not submit and I must start over. This is very rare and I have made sure to promptly enter my items as to not encounter this set back.

Vendor response

Angel, Thank you for the positive endorsement. You may want to ask your admin to extend the time out duration in the system. Thank you, Kevin CEO

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Debra L.

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This is a dependable, cost-effective product with many available options to suit business needs.

Reviewed 8 years ago

The software is more intuitive to use than others available. You can choose the modules that fit your needs which also keeps costs down as you don't need to purchase more than what you will need and use. Support and training staff are easy to work with and are willing to do what it takes to get you up and running on the software. As with any purchasing and asset tracking system, it requires users to take the time to enter in the necessary information; this can be a hurdle to personnel using the system when they feel they don't have the time to properly enter in the data. There are some glitches to the lookup features and there needs to be a better way to remove incorrect or bad records.

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Sean M.

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This product overwhelmingly should be rated "Best in the Industry" for what it provides for its cost

Reviewed 15 years ago

This product overwhelmingly should be rated "Best in the Industry" for what it provides for its costs.

Pros

Easy to use and navigate. Robust data warehouse.

Cons

I have not come across any cons to the product as of yet.

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David W.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bellwether Purchasing Management Software

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall I would highly recommend Bellwether to anyone looking to keep track of their purchasing and inventory. I'm very glad we selected Bellwether. They work with us when we ask it they can add any features to fit our needs. Customer service is excellent; they always answer right away and have solved every problem we've ever came across.

Pros

Bellwether is super easy to use. I was given the task of finding a way to track our company's expenses on the indirect items that are bought throughout the company. Choosing Bellwether was one of the smartest decisions I have made. The software makes managing the companies purchasing and creating bills in Quickbooks very simple.

Cons

One feature I would like added, when creating a purchase order, is a check box that could be selected that indicates the order has already been received. We have a lot of purchases that happen at the local hardware where the items are received immediately after purchase. If there was a check box on the purchase order that said "Received" you could select that and take one step off of the process.

Vendor response

David, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bellwether's BPM solution. Our goal was to make BPM as user friendly as possible and easy to adopt for organizations like yours. It's great to hear you are finding it easy to use. Additionally, Thank you for your feature suggestion. We will review that and possibly add this in a future update! We are always looking to flesh out our products and suggestions like yours are paramount.

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Rosann W.

Newspapers, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A lot of functionality for a moderate investment

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, we've had a very good experience with this software.

Pros

Our primary use is for inventory management and stock requisitioning. The system works very well for those functions and has vastly improved our inventory audits. At the time we purchased (2010), web-based software was just becoming popular and was a huge plus.

Cons

We've been using it for so long now (12 years) that its use is second nature so it is hard to think of a specific "con." I would say at this point in time, one could be that there is not yet have a mobile app. Since the software is used primarily by our distribution team that works from the field, a mobile app that allows them to create and submit stock requisitions would be ideal and further streamline our efficiencies.

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Tas P.

Hospitality, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Software for Vendor, PO and Requisition Tracking, among other features.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Very Good.

Pros

Bellwether is simple to navigate and it does not require a huge effort do get up and running. The catalog updates itself as orders are placed, so that frequently ordered items are easy to re-order. It is a great tool to track receiving and account for items that are to be split up among multiple properties. We replaced our archaic system of generating POs through an excel spreadsheet and the results we are seeing are impressive. It is super easy to track a purchase all the way to receipt. The implementation process was a breeze and the training sessions as well as online tutorials that are provided are very helpful. Our implementation manager (Regina) was amazing at responding to emails and answering any questions we had.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve when using "filters" and reporting could be a little more user-friendly, but overall, it is exactly what we were looking for. Is is worth adding that between the documentation (user guide) we were given, as well as the online tutorials provided, it is rare that we find ourselves in a situation where we are unable to find an answer to a question that came-up while using Bellwether. The system does everything we need and we are pleased.

Vendor response

Hi Tas, Thank you for your review. It's so nice to hear how easy it is for you and your team to use our product. I also appreciate the praise regarding the Implementation process. It was a pleasure to work with you and your team!

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Juliet E.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy and cost effective for small business

Reviewed 8 months ago

This software has been a real eye opener into spending habits and getting everyone to use a PO for tracking has helped us get control of our spending.

Pros

It was easy to implement and going forward easy to upload the annual budget so we can track spending. The dashboard is great for management who want to be hands off - yet need quick visibility into spending.

Cons

This is a basic system and we don't fully utilize all it has to offer so there is nothing additional we need to run this side of the business.

Vendor response

Hi Juliet, Thank you for the great review! It's so nice to hear how our product has helped your team get control of your spending habits and gain visibility for your management team.

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Anna R.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Harbor Bridge Project Bellwether Review

Reviewed a year ago

Great! We previously used excel to for requisitioning which would need to be printed, manually signed by approver, scanned and then emailed directly to Procurement. PO's would be in an excel as well, then saved to PDF and emailed to Vendors. This cuts down on a lot of miscommunication and "lost" req's/PO's

Pros

The ease for field team members to submit requisitions, on multiple devices. The ability to turn a requisition into a PO and transfer the data seamlessly. The ability to see the status of the Req's and PO's easily and quickly.

Cons

The amount of clicks it requires to search something - option to short key would be great! Also, when multiple PO's are approved they come together in one PDF, even if they are for several different vendors and they have to manually be separated through adobe.

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Ilyssa R.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Program for Purchasing

Reviewed 4 years ago

Bellwether has helped our company tremendously. Over the last few years we have been able to utilize it to help us keep track of our spending like we were never able to before.

Pros

This software is very user friendly and simple to learn and use. My favorite thing about the program is the customer service that you get along with the product. They are always helpful and quick to answer any time I have a questions. They are improving all the time, which is actually a great thing because we've been able to make suggestions and express issues while having it fixed in a timely manner.

Cons

I feel that this is a growing software, so we've encountered some issues, but it's always very minimal. It can sometimes be picky on how you enter information, but it's nothing terrible.

Vendor response

Ilyssa, Thank you so much for the great endorsement of Bellwether! Kevin Chief

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Kerry T.

Libraries, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Long time user of user-friendly Bellwether

Reviewed 2 years ago

For our public library, this product is the right price and has the right functionality for us. It is fairly easy to use for an average user. On the administrative side, it is easy to figure out for the most part. Some things like reports and items entries and be a little difficult.

Pros

Bellwether is simple and easy to use. It is affordable for most small businesses.

Cons

The reporting function and search functions of Bellwether could use some improvement. The search function is not the easiest, and compared to other software programs on the market, I believe it could work better. The report function is clunky and has never been a key feature of Bellwether, so if your organization requires financial reports from your PO system, this is not the software for you.

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Jordan B.

Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fit perfectly into our workflow

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall it works very well and brings a lot of tracking and reporting that we did not have before.

Pros

We needed software that could serve as the bridge between our rental software and our purchasing department. Not only do we purchase a lot of assets for rental but our warehouse inventory needed a more convenient way to be processed. BPM serves us in both capacities.

Cons

There is a little bit of a learning curve when using "filters" to hone in on finding items (this is a newer way of doing it that people with less technical prowess has probably never seen before).

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Reid T.

Oil & Energy, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool for vendor payment management

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall experience is great.

Pros

-Simple receiving platform with drag and drop attachment capability -browser and mobile browser friendly interfaces - full approval matrix rules so the right people are approving the right spend.

Cons

- When receiving, the rate of the purchase invoice /packing slip received is not presented on the receiving lines for confirmation before receiving - post invoicing and received credits cannot be applied to an existing PO since it locks as completed.

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Kimbery N.

Textiles, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bellwether makes our purchasing process easier.

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Creating requisitions and purchase orders are intuitive and easy to explain to new users. I have trained many people in Bellwether and find that the help center is great for them and a wonderful tool.

Cons

I feel that the reporting process could be made much more user-friendly. Once I find the correct set up, the reporting is great, but it takes a lot of work to figure out how to get the data that I'm looking for.

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Phil L.

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This product fit our needs well both from capability and price point perspectives

Reviewed 8 years ago

Our organization was looking for a purchasing software package to replace an antiquated and cumbersome excel routine. After viewing a number of available packages at various price points we felt that ePMX would best meet our needs. Our set up included the institution of a part numbering system for repetitive needs and inventory management purposes. We also needed a custom bridge to output...

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Elizabeth R.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Purchasing Management is great/Inventory Management leaves a lot to be desired.

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Purchasing system is an easy way to keep the whole team on the same page. Email notifications help to stay on top of order progress.

Cons

We have inventory at several locations and we were looking for a system that allowed us to manage inventory at all locations as well as track movement between locations. This system does not have those capabilities. It would be nice if you could repeat Requisitions.

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Kelly W.

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Customer service is outstanding

Reviewed 8 years ago

I was looking for PO generation software and came upon Bellwether. I scheduled a demo and went through the program with Travis Neville during which time we discussed our needs and how their program would need to be altered to fit those needs. Travis informed me he would speak to his development team and get back to me with changes that would need to be made. A few days later I received an email informing...

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MiKayla H.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Bellwether saves me tons of time every single day.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Bellwether is much easier to navigate than our old system. I used to spend hours on ordering every week and now I find myself only spending minutes out of every day.

Cons

I would like to see a custom notification feature added so I can control alerts about what items need to be approved.

Vendor response

MiKayla Thank you for your comments on how much time Bellwether saves you! Our support team reached out to you to walk you through how you can be notified of pending approvals. Kevin

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Axel P.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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The bellwether software is the best!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

We order from the same vendors most of the time, and bellwether stores all of their information for us so it only takes me a couple minutes to request many items.

Cons

I would like to be able to see what other requisitions have been made by people at my company, rather than just my own requisitions.

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Axel, Thank your for the great review for Bellwether. Please contact you admin for permission to see requisitions submitted by other users. Kevin

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Nic d.

Biotechnology, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Excellent customer service, quick response time, easy software to navigate.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Easy transition from our old software, easy to add new vendors and items. Receiving orders is easy and uploading packing slips is very quick.

Cons

I can't see requisitions by other users which sometimes makes it hard to see if something I need to order has already been requested by someone else.

Vendor response

Nic, Thank you for the great endorsement! Please contact your admin. They can change your personal setting to see all requisitions submitted. Kevin