Billy Shopping Platform


Billy Shopping PlatformIn the course of the conversion from SAP to ProAlpha at our customer, the previously used SPNAeasy shopping platform by Siemens was also replaced. We were awarded the contract to re-implement the functionality of SPNAeasy in a more comfortable, more modern and more powerful form.

Billy allows to create baskets from articles which were originally provided via Datanorm, Excel template, linked webshops or directly as a flat-rate article. These baskets can be assigned projects, requesters, purchasing regions, process flows, delivery addresses, desired dates and freely selectable header lines and remark lines. ProAlpha restrictions (eg only one supplier per purchase order, max. 10 suppliers per purchase order) are automatically taken into account. These goods baskets are checked and then passed on to ProAlpha. Billy is therefore also a comfortable user interface for entering orders in ProAlpha.

The complex price calculation taking into account several levels of product, manufacturer and project specific discounts (eg from framework agreements) as well as metal surcharges is a special strength of Billy. Numerous interfaces to ProAlpha ensure that the master data of the system are consistent. In addition, the purchase requisitions are checked daily, and unacceptable purchase requisitions are sent by e-mail to the appropriate administrators. Billy currently manages (as of 2017/02/02) 63 manufacturers with a total of 1.8 million items.