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Applications and tools


Access to applications

Supply portal - Single entry point for suppliers to access all strategic IBM procurement applications. For more information on how to access and use this tool, visit Supply portal help.

Support for applications

Application help - is on-line help and education for Procurement applications. Self-paced interactive tutorials and detailed user guides are available.

List of applications

  • A-Source - Electronic exchange of business, technical and cost data for component parts.
  • Contractor Sourcing Application (CSA) - Strategic web-based application used by IBM and pre-defined core suppliers for the procurement of external resources to perform services.
  • Electronic Data Interchange - Electronic exchange of business information between IBM and suppliers
  • PLM EASI Portal- PLM EASI Portal is the replacement tool for EGINET and allows electronic access for suppliers to IBM technical design data
  • Electronic Supply Chain Interlock - Electronic data management and communication system for supply chain collaboration.
  • IBM Emptoris - The IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management suite is used by IBM's Global Procurement organization as the primary method to register suppliers and make sourcing decisions.
  • Supplier Quality Management System - Electronic exchange between IBM and core suppliers for resources to perform services
  • Web Order and Invoice - Strategic web-based solution for purchase and invoice exchange
  • Web Reporting (WR) - Reporting Application for IBM Suppliers to obtain Purchase Order History, Invoice, and Payment Information.