Orange integrates new procurement platform


Orange Integrate designed to streamline mobile ordering through existing corporate purchasing systems

Orange has officially launched a new platform for its large corporate customers to streamline purchasing and ordering of handsets and accessories.

Orange Integrate is designed to be built into corporate customers’ existing purchase-to-pay purchasing environments allowing employees to order phones and accessories directly from their company’s native system.

The system is delivered by e-commerce system provider ProcServe and is compatible with a range of purchasing systems such as Ariba, Zanzibar, SAP and Oracle.

Orders are made from a pre-authorised catalogue of products and controls can be set to ensure monitoring and final authorisation of purchases. The catalogue is tailored by the customer and is updated automatically with the newest devices and products on a monthly basis.

Orange head of corporate propositions Michael Lawrence said the system has already been integrated with a number of large corporate customers as there is a growing demand from the business market for integrated services that can increase efficiencies.

Lawrence said many businesses have already invested in purchase-to-pay systems and want to drive efficiencies through their existing intranet environments.

Lawrence said: “We expect that the majority of our large corporate customers will take this service. This is reflected in the type of customers we’re already engaging with.”

Lawrence added that Orange Integrate is part of a portfolio of services Orange offers to its corporate customers including online tools and billing systems. “It’s a pretty important part of our portfolio,” he said.