Relevant MANGO functions are now made available to all MAN ES employees via Microsoft Teams.
A personal app with bot functions provides a form through which a central purchase request can be created for the department. This provides users with a central channel to initiate a purchasing process that was previously handled in a non-structured manner via email. In addition, the bot allows users to verify the status of their purchase requisitions through the bot alone, without anybody in the procurement department having to take action.
The procurement department members also benefit from additional functions that are available in MS Teams: For them, the app offers a tab with reporting function based on Power BI using MANGO's KPIs.
The bot function notifies procurement staff of relevant status changes of their processes in MANGO. A key feature in this context is when a process step needs to be approved – the bot now sends a message to the employee with relevant process information, and the user is able to provide approval directly in Teams without having to switch to MANGO.
For easy synchronization with specific work objects in MANGO, the advanced Messages feature provides the option to search MANGO records directly from conversations in Teams. To promote collaboration/coordination on specific MANGO processes, MANGO records can be referenced directly in Teams conversations via so-called message extensions.
Suppliers also benefit from additional functions as a result of the developed integration. A booking function in MANGO allows them to arrange a Teams meeting with their competent contact at MAN ES.