How to Use Afaxys PunchOut Catalogs


A PunchOut catalog is an online B2B E-commerce site that you can access from the Precoro procurement system.

How It Works and Why Use an Afaxys PunchOut Catalog

With Afaxys PunchOut catalogs, you can easily connect Precoro to multiple E-commerce systems, which in turn enables you to streamline the shopping process by automating authentication and cart order transfer between your company and supplier systems.

Setting up the PunchOut integration between the Precoro system and the supplier’s catalog will make your purchasing process more effortless. Once this connection is achieved, your company will be able to access the approved supplier’s E-commerce websites by logging into the Precoro procurement system.

How to Set Up Afaxys Integration in Precoro

Step 1. Set up the integration

Contact your Customer Success Manager or write to the Precoro Support team, and we will set all the necessary configurations from our side.

After the integration, we can also set an individual Afaxys supplier id with a unique value to match the Suppliers on the Purchase Requisition creation step. This will allow us to automatically create and assign new Suppliers to the selected items.

Step 2. Create a Purchase Requisition in Precoro by forming a basket of goods from the Catalogs

When the integration has been set, you will see the Request from Afaxys button on the Purchase Requisition management page.

Press the Request from Afaxys and create a new Purchase Requisition document by filling out all the necessary information.

You can find more helpful information on how to work with the Purchase Requisition document in Precoro in this article.

After pressing the Create button, you will be redirected to Catalogs. There you can select and add items to the cart. When you are done shopping, press the Checkout button, and you will be redirected to the Precoro Purchase Requisition document with all the selected items from the Catalogs. 

To Confirm the document, make sure that you have all the necessary information on items in place. If not, you can manually enter data in the Items Custom Fields. After that, you can proceed to the document Confirmation.

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Step 3. Automatically create Purchase Order documents and go through the Approval Workflow (optional)

You can either Confirm the Purchase Requisition document, and the Purchase Orders will get automatically created for the individual Suppliers, or if you have an Approval Workflow in place, the document will go through your company’s confirmation process.

Please find more helpful information on how to work with Purchase Orders here, and if you want to learn more about setting up Approval Workflows, follow this link.

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How to Set Up a Default Purchaser Role for the Workflow

For the user to receive a Default Purchaser Role, contact our Support Team or directly your Success Manager to make the necessary settings.

Please note that only users with Create Purchase Order Roles can be added as Default Purchasers for the company.

After the necessary settings have been entered, you can choose a Default Purchaser on the Afaxys Configuration page.

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According to Afaxys’ work process with documents, after a Purchase Requisition is approved, Precoro will create a new Purchase Order for it.

Your company’s Default Purchaser will receive an email notification for taking further steps: check the data and fill out the necessary fields (Documents or Items Custom Fields).

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