Simple vendor management with Vendor Workload functionality
We’re delighted to announce the new Vendor Workload feature – it allows you to see vendor availability much more easily and streamline vendor management – you don’t waste time contacting vendors who are already fully booked up with other projects. Instead, you can see their unused capacity at a glance.
Vendor Workload measures availability for you automatically, taking into account their productivity, the job type, and the number of hours for each job. It also considers vacation or periods of unavailability that your vendors updated, with an airplane icon showing vacation periods.
How it works
When you’re choosing a vendor, switch to Vendor Workload mode, and you’ll see a list of available and relevant vendors – those who match the job type, calculation unit, language combination, and specialization of the specific job. You’ll also see their profile picture, rate, and evaluation (if applicable).
You can view vendor management options across three different time spans: 1 day, 3 days, and 1 week. Depending on the time period selected, you can choose whether to take weekends into account or to only show office hours (which you can configure yourself). You can also select the option to show alerts for overlapping jobs.
The Vendor Workload mode is available within Vendors and Price Profiles views, as well as when you’re choosing a vendor for a job or selecting vendors for sending out Job Offers in Smart Projects.
Vendor Management is crucial
Localization management is, in most part, interacting with vendors, at least from the project manager perspective. Using the Vendor Workload option in XTRF you can easily streamline your vendor management and make the most of XTRF Vendor Portal.
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