Purchasing | Tableau Exchange


by Tableau


The Tableau Accelerator provides in-depth analysis of your Spend under Management to:

  • Automatically determine savings (by measuring the difference between the current purchase price and the average purchase price computed over the last 12 months. This difference is then multiplied by the current quantity purchased)
  • Minimize risks
    • Highlight items with high purchasing volume and high price volatility
    • Pinpoint single supplier dependencies
  • Identify new savings opportunities
    • For certain items, consolidate purchasing contracts with fewer suppliers
      • Negotiate better purchasing conditions
      • Reduce administrative workload
    • Highlights items for which the Unit Purchasing Price increased while the Purchasing Volume also increased
  • Identify best suppliers
    • For each item, identify the best suppliers to work with

Answer key business questions

  • What is our purchasing volume?
  • How do we make savings?
  • What are our top purchasing categories?
  • What are our top purchased products? Did we purchase them at the right price?
  • For which products do we have a single supplier dependency?
  • For which products do we have too many suppliers and potentially savings opportunities?
  • How many suppliers do we work with?

Monitor and improve KPIs

  • Purchasing Volume
  • Suppliers
  • New Suppliers
  • Total Purchase Quantity
  • Items Purchased
  • Buyers
  • Average Buying Price
  • Volume per Supplier
  • Volume per Buyer

Required attributes

  • PO Number (string)
  • PO Date (date)
  • Supplier (string)
  • Purchasing Category (string)
  • Buyer (string)
  • Item (string)
  • UOM (string)
  • PO Amount (numeric)
  • PO Purchase (numeric)

Tech Specifications

Supported Layouts

Security and Legal