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8.2.0 Features and Functionality (February 28, 2018)

BuyerQuest 8.2.0, released on February 28, 2018, includes a number of significant enhancements and new features.

Marketplace Module

Customized Checkout Page Messages 

Content Management (CMS) Blocks may be added to a checkout page to provide customized instructions for an order, such as delivery terms from a specific Supplier. Messaging can be directed to distinct Content Groups and can be used to provide targeted instructions for checkout and ordering. 

BuyerQuest's Content Management functionality supports two new types of static blocks of instructions: Checkout Instructions and Ordering Instructions. These static blocks are configured and managed as Static Blocks by Administrators as needed. Each message displays clearly on the Checkout page. 

Checkout and Ordering Instructions Shown on a Checkout Page

BuyerQuest CheckoutOrderingInstructionsV32018Mar13.png

See Documentation Topics:
    Content Management (CMS) for Static Blocks
    Checkout to Create a Request

PunchOut Supplier Keywords Prominently Displayed in Search Results

Improvements in display of Search Results provide users with clear-cut access to PunchOut Suppliers whose product information matches search terms.  A separate area above the customary listing of Search Results displays supplier names and logos along with matches to search terms and provides links to supplier sites. 

PunchOut Supplier Keywords Shown in Search Results

BuyerQuest PunchoutSupplierKeywordSearchResults2018Mar13.png

See Documentation Topics:
    Search Products and Services
    Punchout Supplier Search Supplier Keywords - Import and Export

Platform Module

Linked Products may be Imported via Common Fields Upload

Importing Linked Products associated with main products is enabled through an updated version of the Common Fields File. A field for linked_sku has been added to the Common Fields file to accommodate one or more SKU values (separated by a vertical bar) to be associated to a product. 

Through the concept of Linked Products, organizations may easily connect mandatory fees to main products -- for assembly, staging, recycling, or other purpose associated with a product, as specified by the buying organization, a supplier, or a regulatory agency. 

Linked Products may be uploaded in either full or delta mode of the Common Fields File Upload. 

New products being added that are intended to be linked should be placed at the top of the Common Fields file so that they can be created prior to their being linked.

See Documentation Topics:
    Catalog Upload - Common Fields
    Catalog Files - Detailed Description
    Manage Products Grid

Import for Content Group Selection for Catalogs

Automated selection of Content Groups to access Supplier Catalogs is made simpler and more straightforward with an import for Content Group Mapping to Catalog. The Import populates the catalog filter tab for each Supplier record. Using the import eliminates manual selection and management of large numbers of Content Groups with increased accuracy. 

Content Group associations are explicitly listed and the file must list all the Content Groups the catalog is to be filtered on. 

Content Group to Catalog Mappings may also be exported for reference, review, and reimport.  

See Documentation Topics:
    Content Group to Catalog Mapping Import
    Content Group to Catalog Mapping Export
Manage Supplier Information

Payables Module

OK2Pay CSV Exports Extended to Include Order Date and Ship to ID

Information included in the OK2Pay Header and Line Level Exports is expanded to include key information on Order Date and Ship To ID

See Documentation Topics:
    OK2Pay CSV Export

Configurable Invoice Notification when Settlement Enabled 

For clients with settlement configured, the settlement provider is now capable of providing detailed Invoices to payers through its own systems and processes when an Invoice status moves to OK2Pay.

Organizations may prefer to also have Settlement Success Notification emails continue to be sent from the BuyerQuest system to the contact email specified in the billing address of the invoice. A setting in Global Configuration for Email Management allows an organization to choose whether to receive these BuyerQuest system notifications that include the Invoice detail. This setting in the Global Configuration is defaulted to be enabled, but may be configured to be disabled when the settlement provider messaging suffices. 

See Documentation Topics:
    Email Notification Management 
    Invoice Emails