More than software for procurement

Over 20 years of providing eBusiness for market leaders

Increase your ability to compete with our future-proof solutions! Optimize business processes with our ComfortMarket software modules as well as with our data processing and artificial intelligence solutions.

Software

SRM modules for efficient digital Procure to Pay processes.

Data Processing

Smart data and smart processes for an efficient, future-proof organization.

The ePhilosophy

With Data Processing and ComfortMarket software modules for purchasing, we focus on maximum process flexibility with ultimate usability.

Individualization

So you always get exactly the software that suits you.

Efficiency increase

Save time and reduce your costs by up to 80%.

Integration

Your purchasing department decides whether with or without ERP integration.

Trendsetting

Future-proof: We always implement latest technologies like artificial intelligence.

Successful Projects

global solutions for measurably increasing efficiency

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Success story Coca-Cola

Analyzing price and retailer information on the internet

Collecting as well as processing into well-structured data of the sales prices of nearly 500 products and product variations from previously unknown online retailers for a defined timespan.

Project Partner

Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH
Mr. Hugh Landsman
Germany

Headquartered in Berlin, CCEP DE is responsible for bottling and distribution of Coca-Cola branded products throughout Germany and is Germany’s largest beverage company, with a sales volume of nearly 3.8 billion liters (2018). The company employs around 8,000 people and has a product portfolio of more than 80 non-alcoholic beverages, which are bottled in 16 production plants.

Project Contents

CCEP wanted to analyze which online stores and marketplaces are offering a certain number of defined products at which price points.

The data gained in this way had to be suitable for cross-selling and upselling activities in marketing and sales, with the goal to achieve deeper market penetration.

Relevant online information was collected (global scraping) and evaluated via product specific web crawler and bots and then integrated into an existing learning infrastructure, for example:

  • Name and contact information of the retailer
  • Product title and description
  • Price, delivery fee, delivery capacity
  • Size, package size, product availability


After detailed analysis and optimization of the collected data the according software for visualization was built. This was done in close coordination with the project partner.


Conclusion

The project duration and benefits were in excellent proportion to the effort expended, particularly due to the high degree of automation.The insights gained exceeded expectations and helped the sales department to generate new leads, as well as the marketing department in addressing specific retailers.

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Success story bofrost*

Indirect purchasing at bofrost relies on the eProcurement solution CM Procure


Throughout Europe, employees and partners obtain durables and consumables via the user-friendly ePhilos webshop. The directly connected suppliers, their catalogs and purchasing platforms are centrally administered by the purchasing department. The system is based on roles and permissions. It controls the views and authorizations of requests, requirement notifications, shopping cart templates and approval processes. The time savings and quality improvements in business processes are extensive.

bofrost is the world’s largest direct distributor of frozen foods and ice cream. bofrost is present in twelve European countries with around 240 branches, supplies around six million households and employs around 9,700 people. In 2003, the company was already operating 5000 sales vehicles for frozen food.

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News April 2020

Smarter Shopping with Progressive Web App Technology

Google Suddenly Starts the Turbo: Play Store Will Likely Changes to PWA Store

This headline from April 18, 2020 worries conventional Web App providers. In terms of our customers ePhilos already implemented PWA technology!

With ComfortMarket 5.0, all requirements of a Progressive Web App, a symbiosis of a responsive website and an app, have already been implemented from the beginning. This way, companies invest in an up-to-date procurement solution that automates large areas of purchasing. In Europe alone, more than 700,000 users work with CM Procure, the core of the procurement solution, to handle their daily purchases quickly and accurately.

It makes no difference whether the required goods and services are purchased from a platform such as Amazon Business or from the specialized company next door. Controlled by permissions, employees can register orders at any time or place, as well as purchase them directly from their suppliers. They gain control and transparency in indirect purchasing.

Thanks to the Progressive Web App technology, orders for articles and services as well as their approvals can be completed on the go in a time-saving manner. Bookings of goods and invoice approvals complete the software package for highly automated process chain in your purchasing department.

ComfortMarket 5.0 leads directly to cost savings, improvements of business processes and increased efficiency.

Are you looking for smart purchasing processes and agile development?
Then contact us now.

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Success story Thalia Bücher GmbH

Thalia Bücher GmbH (en.: “Thalia Books Ltd.”)

Employees: approx. 4,000

Project contents: Creation of an online shop solution for physical products with custom requirements.

Thalia Bücher GmbH, headquartered in Hagen, Germany, is the holding company for several bookselling and service companies that operate under the common brand name Thalia.

IIn march 2017 the Thalia Group contained more than 280 bookstores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In terms of sales, the company is the market leader in the German-speaking countries in the bookselling sector today.

www.thalia.de

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News February 2020

Sprints and Bots – Artificial Intelligence in Practice

Implement Artificial intelligence in your company by way of concrete projects

Since 2015, we have been cooperating with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Completely new methods of product search and optimization of product master data, based on artificial intelligence techniques, cause reduced process time, improved results and provide high-quality data information.

Example: to improve the findability of their products, suppliers tend to tag their products with extraneous keywords. This “inflation” of keywords makes searching more difficult, because the relevant product master data takes a back seat. AI staging is smart enough to recognize and displaythe relevant product master data.

Customers who want to improve digitization can book ePhilos as a giver of ideas, sparring partner and solution provider.

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Testimonials

International customers who rely on us.

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“Despite standard software, ePhilos differs greatly from standard industry solutions because it offers a high degree of flexibility. Together, we have made the adjustments for our company and established the best practices. We have established strategic purchasing, extensively minimized ‘maverick buying’ and were able to significantly reduce purchasing costs.The direct customer service and immediate support are particularly noteworthy.” (Translated from German.)

Mr. Thomas Borkowski

Project lead for process and project management | bofrost* Dienstleistungs GmbH & Co. KG

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“Thanks to the flexible combination of standard and custom solutions, the high-quality eProcurement software ComfortMarket has proven its worth in our group for years.” (Translated from German.)

Mr. Volker Widdra

Haspa AG

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“Against the background of the complexity of our requirements, we particularly appreciate the technical competence, professionalism, speed of realization of our jointly developed ideas/requirements and the ‘thinking in solutions’ in our business relationship. From our point of view an optimal win-win situation.” (Translated from German.)

Dr. Johannes Schuchlenz

Head of purchasing department | STRABAG SE

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“Have already saved the equivalent value of a player after a short time thanks to purchasing solution.” Quote from press release “First fan, now part of the Werder family”, BIP 1 2017, 8th volume. (Translated from German.)

Mr. Sebastian Janzen

Head of purchasing department | SV Werder Bremen

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“The Magistrate is the administrative authority of the city of Bremerhaven. Through the joint development and implementation of the eProcurement solution ComfortMarket from ePhilos AG for city-wide use (e.g.: city administration, school, police, gardening office, own and commercial companies, etc.), this could be implemented in a fairly short period of time, with special considerations of administrative law aspects.” (Translated from German.)

Mr. Hans Georg Tober

Personnel Office 11/1 | Magistrate of the maritime city of Bremerhaven

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“After the form designer course, I was able to implement additional forms quickly and easily for our requirements without any programming knowledge. The article from for our service providers facilitates the process from ordering to service recording.The fleet management has now been implemented based on CM Resource. The time saving is significant, and the cost control is optimized.” (Translated from German.)

Mrs. Ute Jahns

PMO Information Management | dodenhof Posthausen KG

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„With the procurement solution from ePhilos, we supply more than 400 stores in Germany and abroad with A, B and C articles.ePhilos stands out with individual solutions based on their standard products. Flexibility, expertise and a great service mentality have assured us that ePhilos is our partner in the domain of eProcurement.” (Translated from German.)

Mr. Michael Beckmannshagen

Head of IT | NORDSEE GmbH

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“The implementation of CM Procure as a procurement platform has contributed significantly to the optimization of ordering processes and approval procedures.Starting with C-material, we are now extending the solution to complex ordering processes such as containers and vehicles on an item-level and can also independently do further developments in the system.Thanks to the high degree of customization and the support of ePhilos in mapping industry-specific processes, we were able to add value to the entire group of companies by implementing CM Procure” (Translated from German.)

Mrs. Denise Möbs

Purchasing department | Nehlsen GmbH & Co. KG

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Supplier connection from A – Z

More than 25,000 electronic catalogs flexibly integrated.

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