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what we deliver

Cost Savings

purchase better, purchase faster

Pre-negotiated product range to deliver you up to 30% savings on the average market price from a huge selection of everyday purchases

  • Bring your own suppliers & catalogues to maintain contracted pricing
  • Access our expert procurement team and buying power to achieve direct savings on your everyday purchases
  • An extensive network of trusted suppliers (and growing) to deliver you the best value on an ongoing basis
  • A fully integrated payment gateway to deliver immediate efficiencies on transaction processing cost
Cost Savings

more time running your department

A single convenient platform accessible 24/7, anytime, anywhere – more time running your department, and less time running after suppliers

  • Tailored automation of purchasing & approval workflows – for quicker and simpler transaction process for all parties
  • Enhanced user experience, with an intuitive front & back end that minimises the need for drawn out training
  • think automates all tasks in the Procure-To-Pay (P2P) workflow – reducing your overall transaction handling costs
  • think’s platform technology and integration capability fast track any deployment meaning you hit the ground running

 
 

Cost Savings

track every step of the process

think keeps track of every step in the purchasing process – providing you real-time audit trails, built in reporting and customisable data extracts

  • think experts enable you to better understand your indirect spend against your peers – providing industry benchmarks and attainable goals
  • Achieve business insights through Integrated dashboards and transaction history – driving better spend analysis & purchasing behaviours
  • Get back the control of your spending and work within authorities and workflows – catering for businesses of all sizes and complexities, from micro to large businesses
  • Easily integrates with commonly used accounting software systems and provides built-in reporting
Cost Savings

highest standard PCI compliance

Highest standard PCI compliant payment gateways used by banks around the world, for your peace of mind

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  • think’s internal payments capability ensures the integrity of its records and deter and detect fraud quickly – reducing the risk of payments fraud
  • Reduce the risk of fraud and unauthorised spending by controlling the suppliers you deal with
  • Eliminate the need for petty cash and staff purchasing cards, therefore reducing wastage and unnecessary cash on premises

 

CASE STUDY

2+ million products, 2400+ active users … 1 platform.

RMIT’s procurement procedure prior to adopting thinkSwitchOn was largely paper based. They bought from multiple suppliers over multiple categories and had little control over buying or pricing. They lacked a unified reporting procedure and were challenged with payment reconciliation.

Profile:

  • 80,000 students in Melbourne, Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City.
  • Over 8,000 staff members across three colleges and eighteen faculties
  • Expenditure of ~$1B in 2015

Problem:

RMIT’s procurement procedure prior to adopting SwitchOn was largely paper based. They bought from multiple suppliers over multiple categories and had little control over buying or pricing. They lacked a unified reporting procedure and were challenged with payment reconciliation.

Solution:

think responded with SwitchOn+, a user friendly SAAS based platform that provides a complete ‘Purchase to Pay’ (P2P) solution. Switch On has integrated with RMIT’s finance system (SAP) and has streamlined every aspect of RMIT’s procure to pay process.

SwitchOn+

SwitchOn+ allows suppliers to register easily and transact with many customers. This makes SwitchOn+ more attractive to suppliers than other procure to pay solutions.

All products within SwitchOn catalogues are classified according to the UNSPSC taxonomy Level 4. This enables workflow based on product type and provides pre-cleansed data for reporting, spend analysis and benchmarking.


Being at the forefront of innovation, RMIT is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to improve our processes. It was a global search, and given this, we were surprised to find one of the top solutions out there, right here in Victoria.

Once, innovation in procurement was just about reducing costs, now technology is disrupting this and is allowing companies to drive further efficiencies in the effort involved in acquiring goods and the time to delivery.

think’s platform delivers on this trend.

think’s platform not only enables us to get the most out of our budget but ensures we get the best resources for our facility and students in the most timely manner possible.”

Neil Sigamoney
Deputy Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement RMIT

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thinkEveryday

thinkEveryday gives you immediate access to a full range of curated consumables for your university at the best price in the market.

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SwitchOn

SwitchOn gives you the power to BYO content and customise your platform and ‘switch on’ additional features to enhance your buying experience.

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SwitchOn+

SwitchOn+ is a complete solution, including features to handle governance & processes of large businesses and fit into an enterprise IT environment.

Small University

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thinkEveryday

thinkEveryday gives you immediate access to a full range of curated consumables for your university at the best price in the market.

Large University

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SwitchOn

SwitchOn gives you the power to BYO content and customise your platform and ‘switch on’ additional features to enhance your buying experience.

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SwitchOn+

SwitchOn+ is a complete solution, including features to handle governance & processes of large businesses and fit into an enterprise IT environment.

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think’s modular approach means that no business needs to compromise on their requirements and can pay for features they want or need within a single platform.

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