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Bellwether Purchasing Software

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Begin with the basics and scale up at your own pace, or take advantage of Bellwether's comprehensive enterprise solution.

Each plan is flexible and can be personalized to meet your expectations and needs. Contact Bellwether to get started today!

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Very good experience with Bellwether, and the support has been effective and timely. The cost of the system kept me in budget.
BW makes it easy to see how much budget we have left in each category and shows where we need to focus on in the upcoming budget.

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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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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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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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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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Steve W.

Industrial Automation, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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This was a good choice for our company

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very good experience with Bellwether, and the support has been effective and timely. The cost of the system kept me in budget.

Pros

The software is intuitive, and training employees was very easy. The set up and implementation process was very straight forward, and the Bellwether team very supportive. The automatic approval process from email is helpful, and means you don't have to log in to approve requisitions.

Cons

The report writer is chunky, and finding the right fields can be a challenge

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Steve, Thank for the great endorsement of BPM. We have our new reporting module coming out in the next two months that will make your life easier. Kevin CEO

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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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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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Tim L.

Religious Institutions, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Vendor and Purchase tracking just got easier!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Bellwether software has provided the perspective and tracking needed to define and make purchasing decisions quickly with neccessary accountability.

Pros

The software is simple to navigate with user-definable fields. The catalog function allows tracking various vendor pricing and the Requisition/Purchase Order functions allow approval tracking as well as quick reordering without building from scratch.

Cons

Budget tracking views and departmental information can be difficult for the first few purchase entries but that simplifies after regular use.

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Dana Z.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to Use Product

Reviewed 5 years ago

This software has given us a streamlined approval process. It has also allowed us to monitor how much of a particular item we are purchasing and track cost increases.

Pros

The requisition and purchasing pieces of this software is very easy for the end user. The administrative side is also easy to navigate. I like that the menu items could be tailor for each user group and only see what is necessary.

Cons

I wish that the window size with in the program could be larger. At times the items descriptions could be difficult see.

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Wade K.

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Overall - good

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

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Vendor response

Bellwether appreciates your comments on BPM. Thank you for your high reviews for Ease of Use and Customer Support!!!! BPM is our light basic product that provides a lot of functionality for the low price we offer it for. We realize it may lack some features that is why we offer EPMX as our robust full featured heavy duty purchasing software. If you need more functionality please check out EPMX.

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Jodie S.

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ePMX works for us

Reviewed 15 years ago

it's low cost, reliable, and works well.

Pros

has punch-out capability reliable runs on UNIX and Windows

Cons

no ability to cut cheques to vendors

Vendor response

Bellwether's convenient SaaS model integrates with many AP applications enabling you to pay your vendors while working through the ePmx system.

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Timothy A.

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ePMX works for us

Reviewed 15 years ago

it's low cost, it works, it doesn't break as software goes what more can one ask for?

Pros

Punch-out capability reliable runs on Linux and Windows (reliable) web based- nothing to deploy on the desktops

Cons

a little sluggish sometimes