The crisis nor passed long to the Spanish telecommunications operators. During the first 9 months of 2010, they made significant cuts in their investments in the deployment of telecommunications networks, reaching a reduction of 25% on average, or in other words, curtailed their investments more than one 653 million euros. And we are not talking about a specific situation; According to Aetic (the employer’s electronic enterprises) 2008 investment data, with which compare the of this year, had already shown a substantial reduction compared with the year 2007. Spanish telecommunications operators spent 2.989 million less in their networks in 2008, which represented a reduction of 17%. With this need to reduce costs, but without more affecting their investment in infrastructure, telecommunications companies are looking for other means to save costs. One of them is the optimization of the procedures for provision of supplies, which are becoming more centralized, relying increasingly more in new technologies, from video conferencing and other computer communications to the specialized tools of purchasing management. This type of solutions not only give response to the needs of saving, but also offer a computer infrastructure of versatility that enables them, in real time, the availability of supply of providers, thus both answer the needs of its subsidiaries when they need them.
In addition to the implementation of purchasing management tools they can automate much of the procurement process, coordinating tasks between the various departments involved and storing information and documents generated in the process, in an organized manner. Purchasing management tools allow you to centralize all management requests for purchases made by employees, and coordinate integration with the accounting system of enterprises, providing pre-validada information, reducing the maximum possible human errors. In addition, these solutions allow you to manage, store and relate all the information generated during the process (requests, orders, delivery notes, invoices, etc.), assign its leaders and establish a logical and orderly classification of the information. Purchasing management tools help, therefore, to the achievement of a better organization of all information related to the provision of supplies, and a significant response time optimization is achieved since, through the computerised treatment of your data, and thanks to the possibilities of exploitation of information monitoring indicators of activity and quality of automated processes are obtainedreducing the volume of documentation, particularly in paper, with the consequential streamlining of internal, and external communication that help implement enhancements in all the purchase flow procedures.