Checking Response Status
After your RFQ is published, the Overview page for the RFQ provides you with a high-level overview of each invited supplier’s response status.
It will tell you if:
- supplier companies have “Not Started” to quote,
- they have started and are “In Progress,”
- they are “Ready to Submit,” or
- they have “Submitted.”
Once the quote is submitted by the supplier company, the status of Submitted is a link to view the quote.
Selecting Quotes to Compare
The submitted quotes can be accessed two ways:
1. Click on Compare Submitted Quotes shortcut on the Overview page of the RFQ.
2. Navigate to the Quoting page. Click on Items. Then, for an indivial item, click on View Quotes. Select the suppliers to compare and then click on Compare Quotes.
After clicking on Compare Quotes, you will see a side-by-side comparison view. If the RFQ Currency is different than the supplier quoting currency, you are able to toggle between the seeing quotes in the RFQ Currency or the Supplier Quote Currency.
Cells in green are best values. Cells in red are worst values.
You are able to add and remove suppliers from the comparison, as needed.
What If Scenarios
Note: In this current version of the UAT site, scenarios can only be created at the line item level.
- Within the Quoting page, click Scenarios in the main page area.
- Name your scenario and provide a description.
- Select the item/item detail to which it applies. You can create multiple scenarios for the same item/item detail—they just must be named uniquely.
- Select suppliers.
- Click on Save,
By entering values in the fields, you can analyze the impact on the suppliers’ submitted quote values shown on this page.
To view the original quote from the supplier, click the name of the supplier in the column header.
If enabled, the Award Report can be generated via a saved What If Scenario. The Award Report displays the suppliers that are included in the What If scenario you are using to generate the form. In addition to the suppliers, the Award Report displays values entered in the What If scenario, as well as data from other areas of the system, including the supplier company and item record.