What is Supplier Documents?
Supplier Documents track the delivery and acceptance of a contractually agreed document. The module groups documents into packages. These packages are just wrappers. They allow organizations to report at the package level. The process is a one-to-one relationship between two organizations. Each document is tracked independently. The progress of each document provides the overall progress of the package.
For example, an organization is paying $100,000 for the production (delivery) of 1000 documents. The contract demands they need to track key indicators:
- When was the document requested
- When was it issued
- What comments were returned
They need to know when the document is accepted and if any more versions are required.
So, Supplier Documents only tracks documents. A document is a deliverable determined by a contract. For example, a design drawing the structural consultant must provide before the concrete work can start.