The initiative to improve the
SPA process has been an ongoing endeavor
with support from more than 92 industry volunteers representing 28
different companies. We're always looking for new ways to improve the
process, provide best practices and to generally help your
company run better!
The ideal situation is one
in which both the distributor's and manufacturer's ERP systems
communicate seamlessly. This allows for the timely and accurate exchange
of data, removing human intervention, reducing errors, and increasing
efficiency and effectiveness.
The four strategic goals of improving the SPA process are to:
- Standardize industry terminology
- Standardize the format of SPAs
- Automate SPA transmissions
- Prevent common discrepancies