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Introducing Tradex.

The Tradex community is home to over 140,000 organisations and is the largest online construction-based trading hub in the UK.

We connect thousands of buyers to suppliers, provide a secure platform for efficient transactions, and offer the only trading community that understands the construction industry.




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Performance gains for you and your team

Cloud computing

Increase process efficiencies

Improve first-time pass rates by automating validation in the Cloud with a single streamlined connectivity channel to your ERP.

Document matching

Speed up invoice processing

Gain speed and visibility with automated matching and remove the need to manually re-key invoices into your ERP. Transactions can be tracked, rectified and followed–up when required.

No phone call

Reduce invoice
queries

Drastically cut down on manual back-and-forth communication regarding invoice discrepancies.

Assets

Reduce operating
overhead

Scale your business in a sustainable way by automating numerous accounts processes.

Access e-Catalogues

Streamline the ordering process

Create your requisitions through a single unified platform with access to e-Catalogues populated by suppliers.

Save money

Reduce spend
leakage

Eliminate maverick spend and achieve agreed rebates with accredited suppliers.

Vehicles

Improve supply chain performance

Reduce cost-to-serve for the supplier and create opportunities for more advantageous pricing for the buyer.

Assets

Reduce operating
overhead

Scale your business in a sustainable way by automating numerous procurement processes.

Handshake

Better working
relationships

Reduce cost-to-serve for the supplier and create opportunities for more advantageous pricing for the buyer. Improve supplier relationships and become a preferred supply chain partner.

No phone call

Reduce invoice
queries

Drastically cut down on manual back-and-forth communication regarding invoice discrepancies.

Access e-Catalogues

Improved visibility of transactional documents

Track the status of all submitted invoices, removing the need to manually contact customers for invoice status updates.

Assets

Reduce operating
overhead

Scale your business in a sustainable way by automating numerous accounts processes.

Integrate your end-to-end trading processes

Tradex allows you to automate your entire source-to-pay process. Our technology is able to manage all transactional document exchange processes from accreditation to approval and delivery, eliminating a large margin of human error, thereby speeding up workflow, improving accuracy, and reducing financial risk.

eProcurement

Create requisitions and purchase orders within an online environment that seamlessly integrates with your ERP.

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Users can select items from a list of products/catalogues which are uploaded into the Tradex portal by approved suppliers. All prices are reviewed and accepted prior to being made available to end users to request or purchase.

eTender

Speed up submission and receipt of enquiries with an online, automated enquiry management tool.

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eTender is a secure, cloud-based information exchange platform for automated sending and receiving of enquiries and tenders.

Contractors can upload tenders and associated documents for automatic submission to select suppliers.

Suppliers can price these tenders online, adding documents and notes as appropriate, and return them to the main contractor for comparison and selection.

Supply Chain
Accreditation

Ensure that your suppliers and sub-contractors meet specific compliance criteria.

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Supply chain management is a challenging, administrative task that is often duplicated within organisations. Furthermore, keeping the information up to date is essential, but is often neglected due to the volume of suppliers and the effort involved.

Easily accredit all of your vendors in a single platform, which automates the process of capture and update of vendor information.

Supply Chain Performance Management

Measure performance and act upon feedback of approved vendors working on contracts.

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An effective partnership that improves overall performance and delivers an ever-improving service relies on two-way feedback between you and your suppliers.

Tradex enables you to consistently, and regularly, capture the performance of suppliers and internal teams, providing the information in a way that can be easily re-used and built upon.

As a result, Tradex is more than just a database, it is a live and dynamic system.

Supply Chain Database

Benefit from a single classification convention to manage suppliers across their entire supplier management process.

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Vendors looking for work can be discovered by other businesses seeking business partners that fit certain criteria. When used in conjunction with our Supply Chain Performance Management module, your centralised vendor database becomes your company’s league table of accredited and best-performing vendors, where you can search by trade, coverage or by a number of other key vendor attributes.

Analytics/Dashboards

Easily track and monitor key performance indicators in real time.

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Highly customisable and accessible from any location, Analytics enable you to ask the 'right' questions, explore your options and make the most beneficial decisions. Each team or member of staff can report on those KPIs that are key to their specific role.

Analytics lets you take control of your business data and effectively deliver business intelligence. It allows you to visualise, interact, analyse, customise, publish, collaborate and share data in few easy steps.

You’ll be able to organise your KPI information to suit operational and management requirements, using pre-built Widgets for a quick start and adding your own user-defined Widgets as required.

Document Store

Maintain a single, authoritative repository for storing, organising, controlling, auditing and managing electronic documents.

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The solution integrates with many other corporate and scanning solutions to manage any documentation or unstructured business data associated with specific suppliers or projects.

All documents have the ability to be given a unique file name, tags can be added and fully indexed to provide extremely accurate search and retrieval capabilities.

Early Payment Programme

Access an integrated finance solution that delivers a clear value proposition to buyers and suppliers.

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Tradex manages information from all parties centrally and provides a tailored gateway through which each can manage, monitor and maintain effective supply chain financing.

Buyers improve cash management, supply chain liquidity and supplier relationships within a flexible and highly accessible framework.

Suppliers convert trade receivables into cash in the bank to support business operations, sales growth and finance management.

eTransaction Processing

Causeway’s Tradex e-Invoicing software enables supply chain partners to electronically send and receive trading documents such as invoices, requisitions and purchase orders.

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Once connected, companies can trade electronically through a scalable and flexible integration hub that supports multiple document types and user services.

Flexible and easy to deploy, this B2B e-commerce solution eliminates inefficiencies associated with handling paper documents to deliver significant cost reductions in the management of electronic transactions throughout the supply chain. Causeway will also help with rolling out the Tradex e-Invoicing software to suppliers for smooth implementation.

Key benefits

Improve process management

Improve process management

Avoid traditional postal issues

INVOICES TRACKED
100%

Process effiencies

Process
efficiencies

Improve first-time invoice pass rate

UP TO
95%

Enhance customer intelligence

Enhance customer intelligence

Automated performance and ROI statistics

SAVED PER MONTH
2 DAYS

Accelerate invoice processing

Accelerate invoice processing

Speed up transactions with electronic invoice delivery

BY UP TO
30 DAYS

Consolidate data security

Consolidate data security

Benefit from our secure, electronic trading platform

ACCREDITATION
ISO27001 & ISO9001

Tradex Bundles

The Tradex platform provides a range of bundles for both buyers and suppliers wishing to exchange documents electronically.

Choose a suite that suits you

    • Tradex Active is a simple web-access to Tradex that allows organisations to enter their invoice details using an online form. This connection type is not integrated with your back office applications, but is ideal for companies who only exchange a low number of documents.

    • Essential

      For accounts teams sending less than 50 invoices to less than 3 trading partners
      • Tradex Active Free
      • 1 Document Type
      • Transactions: 1000
      • Unlimited Trading Partners
      • Attachments
      • Reports
      • PO Flip
      • Invoice Templates
      • Disaster Recovery
      • 7-Year Archiving
    • Professional

      For accounts teams wanting to make use of time-saving modules
      • Tradex Active Plus
      • 1 Document Type
      • Transactions: 1000
      • Unlimited Trading Partners
      • Attachments
      • Reports
      • PO Flip
      • Invoice Templates
      • Disaster Recovery
      • 7-Year Archiving

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Gain access to Tradex by getting in touch with us. One of our team members will be happy to create a personalised quote for you.

Features

Tradex Active Free

Allows for manual keying-in of invoices via the Tradex Active portal.

1 Document Type

The ability to transact via a single document type, e.g. invoices, purchase orders, order acknowledgements, etc.

Transactions: 1,000

The number of trading documents a company can process in an annual period via Tradex.

Unlimited Trading Partners

Allows Tradex users to trade with as many of their suppliers or customers without limitation.

Tradex Active Plus

An enhanced version of Tradex Active with additional modules.

Attachments

The Tradex Attachments module allows you to send any type of supporting documents with your invoices, including proofs of delivery, timesheets and worksheets. Unlike simple email attachments, items attached in Tradex are presented to the receiver alongside the invoice as one document.

Reports

Provides access to create and view standard reports as well as providing users with the ability to create custom reports. All reports can be schedules to run or run on a scheduled basis. Reports are available on-screen or in an excel format which can be downloaded for manipulation and/or review.

PO Flip

The Tradex PO Flip module automates the creation of supplier invoices by using the corresponding purchase order (PO) details to generate invoices, without the need for manual re-keying. It has the ability to retain the electronic invoice details for support of internal processes. Buyers upload electronic POs into Tradex, which provides an auditable exchange of details. Suppliers can then view the POs online and extract PDF copies. Users who want to integrate PO data into their back-office system can download the POs directly.

Invoice Templates

Many of your invoices may be similar, with the only difference being invoice lines and product codes. With the Tradex Templates module, you can save invoice types to be duplicated, allowing you to save time that otherwise would have been spent manually re-creating similar items.

Disaster Recovery

Provides comfort that should there be a situation where recovery is required, Tradex has this covered. The solution operated dual replication of data as well as encryption of all information processed via Tradex. Should disaster recovery ever be needed, Tradex would be backed up and running within 4 hours of DR being initiated.

7-Year Archiving

Tradex will store a copy of all transactions processed via Tradex on behalf of all trading partners for a minimum of 7 years. All transactions can be accessed via the online hosted Tradex portal.

Batch Retry

With the Tradex Batch Retry module, any supplier invoice that fails to pass a business rule or validation check is stored in a separate holding area for a set period of time. Whilst the invoice is in the holding area, the supplier will be notified via email that their invoice has not yet been processed by their customer. They will be informed that Tradex will continue trying to submit the held invoice for the set period of time. The customer will also be notified of the delay, which allows the receiver (customer) to view the invoice or update their systems accordingly.

Enhanced Disaster Recovery

Provides comfort that should there be a situation where recovery is required, Tradex has this covered. The solution operated dual replication of data as well as encryption of all information processed via Tradex. Should disaster recovery ever be needed, Tradex would be backed up and running within 1 hour of Disaster Recovery being initiated.

Tradex Active Free

Provides comfort that should there be a situation where recovery is required, Tradex has this covered. The solution operated dual replication of data as well as encryption of all information processed via Tradex. Should disaster recovery ever be needed, Tradex would be backed up and running within 1 hour of Disaster Recovery being initiated.

Senders Toolkit

When invoices are rejected, they either need to be recreated or a credit note must be raised. With the Tradex Sender’s Toolkit, you can simply edit and resubmit your invoice using the Tradex platform rather than recreating them from scratch or editing them in your accounts system. This makes it far easier to deal with returned invoices and saves a huge amount of time that would otherwise be wasted recreating invoices and raising credit notes.

The Hub to Hub module ensures that only a single connection to Tradex is required for any inbound or outbound EDI transactions without the need to integrate to multiple eTrading hubs. Tradex would connect to eTrading hubs of your trading partners without any requirement on the Tradex user to undertake any technical or commercial engagement with a 3rd party.

Managed Email

A fully audited and managed service, Managed Email lets you send all your supplier orders, remittance advice, customer invoices and many other documents to any of your trading partners, whether they use Tradex or not. They can then view them and save PDF copies free of charge. It even tells you when your invoices have been received and viewed, checks for bounces, chases up invoices that haven’t been opened and shows status reports.

Analytics

Tradex has a fully integrated Analytics/Dashboard capability within the platform allowing management KPIs to be displayed graphically in real-time. Analytics also has the ability to integrate to other business systems allowing the aggregation of information/reports to be displayed in a single location for permitted users to see and analyse.

BPM (Business Process Management)

The integrated workflow engine allows business processes to be defined and managed within the Tradex platform. This can be used for routing of documents for approval either for all documents or only those that fail a business rule, such as missing purchase order number. Full tracking of processes, email notifications and task lists are provided to ensure compliance with agreed business processes and that no documents are missed.

Allows senders of invoices via Tradex to apply their customer specific rules within Tradex to alert them to any issues they may have with an invoice before it is sent to a buyer. Tradex typically checks the invoice contains a PO number in the format their customer would expect and most importantly accept.

Auto-Archiving

Remove the need to manually store and name documents for future retrieval. The Tradex Auto-Archiving module automates the storing of document in an internal system with a unique file name. It is compatible with both 3rd party systems and internal solutions e.g. a document management system or shared drive.

Business Rules

Allows users to set specific checks, which are automatically performed on all incoming invoices. If the incoming invoices do not meet all of the requirements, they are immediately rejected and returned to the sender. This saves you a vast amount of time that would otherwise be spent carrying out checks manually, dealing with queries, and returning incomplete invoices.

Multi-Divisional Routing

Multi-Divisional Routing enables organisations that may have multiple accounting systems within a single organisation, to integrate Tradex to 2 different ERP’s/Accounting Systems through a single Tradex connection. Dependant on the division or the entity an invoice is being sent to, Tradex applies the relevant business rules (Validation) and also re-formats the invoice into the relevant data file format required for the intended ERP/accounting system.

Order Pad App

Provides the ability for purchase order numbers to be created via a mobile application (Android and iOS supported) in the field. The PO number generated by Tradex is stored within the Tradex system and ensures future invoices contain the PO number prior to passing the invoice to the buying organisation that generated to the PO number.

Invoice Status Module

As suppliers are awaiting payment, they may want to monitor the stages that their invoice has passed in order to have an estimate as to when they will be paid. The Tradex Invoice Status Module performs this function by displaying statuses such as ‘approved’, ‘awaiting approval’, ‘in query’, ‘paid’, ‘to be paid on [date].’

Multi-ERP Routing

Perfect for organisations that have more than one ERP. This allows a single connection to Tradex to integrate to multiple ERP’s for a single organisation without providing confusion or complexity to supply chain partners.

Customer insight

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