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Office Central PunchOut Overview
Office Central PunchOut Overview
Updated over a week ago

Office Central - North Bay, ON - Alignable

What is Office Central

Office Central is Canada's leading online store for all your Business, Educational, Art, Craft and industrial essentials: Shop Office Supplies, Furniture, Tech solutions, & more.

Procurify PunchOuts integrates with your favorite supplier’s PunchOut catalog to streamline how you purchase from them. With Procurify PunchOuts, you can browse and place orders through a supplier’s website or custom punchout catalog. Once the request is approved, a purchase order is generated and items are automatically purchased.

What are the benefits?

  1. Eliminate manual data entry with automatic data transfer between Procurify and the supplier’s catalog

  2. Streamline the procurement process with a centralized place to search, browse, compare and buy goods

  3. Better user experience with purchasing that mimics consumer e-commerce experience (digital storefront)

Steps:

  1. Contact your account manager at Office Central to set up a client account and curate a catalog. Please expect up to 30 days to set up the online catalog with Office Central.

  2. Once you've set up your Office Central account, contact your Office Central account manager and request these details:

    • From/Sender ID/UserID (NetworkID)

    • From ID Domain

    • Shared Secret/Password

    • Test and Production Order posting URL

    • Important: Do not use the cXML PunchOut URL

  3. With those credentials, in Procurify, go to the Settings module from the left side menu. Click PunchOut Suppliers.

  4. Click Set Up under Office Central.
    Ensure to create a unique group name, group names cannot be duplicated.

  5. Fill in the fields, adding in the credentials received from Office Central.

    Important: Do not use the cXML PunchOut URL in the Purchase Order Request URL field.

    • Selecting a credit card will process order items through Procurify’s Credit Card Reconciliation tool.

    • Selecting other payment method will process order items through Procurify’s Accounts Payable Bill Creation module.

    • Choose which requesters will have access to the PunchOut using the ‘Group access’ option.

  6. Choose a payment method.

    • Note: by using the PunchOut connection, you will no longer have access to direct payment options through the Office Central platform. Please consult with your Office Central representative on payment options.

Using Office Central PunchOut: Requesting items

Note - only one PunchOut Supplier can be added to a Request For Order at a time.

  1. Using the Request for Order form, a requester will select the Supplier Portal button.

    • With the Office Central PunchOut set up and appropriate access is given to the requester, the Office Central PunchOut option will appear under the PunchOut Suppliers table.

  2. Select a shipping address.

  3. Click the Proceed button in the Office Central row.

  4. Add items to the Office Central online cart as normal. When finished, navigate to the cart and click the Submit for approval button.

    • Order item details will be automatically brought back to Procurify.

  5. Choose an account code for each order item, or apply in bulk.

  6. Submit the request for approval.

Additional Information:

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