ePlus Upgrade Eases E-Catalog Creation

The enterprise cost management software provider will announce tomorrow the next iteration of its Content+ Supplier Portal software.

Enterprise cost management software provider ePlus Inc. will announce tomorrow the next iteration of its Content+ Supplier Portal software that automates electronic product catalog creation.

Content+ aggregates information from a variety of vendor catalogs into an online database that lets users—suppliers and catalog managers—search items in a uniform format.

The enhancements to Content+ are designed to make for better supplier collaboration in the production and maintenance of online catalogs and at the same time make catalog administration easier.

Included in the latest release is an administrative dashboard that provides self-authoring and enhanced data mining capabilities. At the same time, upgraded features allow for better viewing and approving of catalog updates.

The upgraded software will also track any changes to a catalog, including identifying users along with the date, time and type of change made.

Additional features include the ability to do quantity discounts, promotional pricing with defined starting and ending dates, preloaded catalog changes that can be activated on a specific date, and support for product and catalog expiration dates.

At the same time, ePlus put some work into its Portal Hub and Syndicator tool that helps suppliers comply with their customers data requirements.

ePlus officials, of Herndon, Va., said the new release continues the companys efforts to accelerate supplier adoption by providing a system that lets suppliers manage product content.