e-Catalogue

e-Cat, or e-Catalogue, is an online platform that makes it easy for Maersk buyers to procure goods and services at prices and conditions that have been pre-negotiated between Suppliers and Maersk Procurement.

What is e-Cat? (Maersk e-Cat Product Overview)

e-Cat, or e-Catalogue, is an online platform that makes it easy for Maersk buyers to procure goods and services at prices and conditions that have been pre-negotiated between Suppliers and Maersk Procurement.

Key Features

  • Ergonomically designed user Interface for quick and easy searching for suppliers and products
  • Easy integration with most ERPs for an overall faster procure to pay process
  • Punch-out feature enables connections to Supplier web shops, providing even more product selections

The Advantages

  • Minimizes the need for RFQs
  • Ensure compliance to contracts and frame agreements
  • Easier for suppliers to launch and update their product offerings
  • Useful in contract negotiations for both parties
  • Availability of more Product information through photos and manuals

Frequently Asked Questions

Supplier Catalogue Onboarding Process

APM Contact Supplier

In this stage of process Contract owner will introduce e-Catalogue System to supplier and utilize its use and different features. This includes the basic steps on how to start the process and what are the important fields

  • Maersk Category to request Onboarding Package from the internal catalogue Team.
  • The creation of onboarding package already includes the creation of Supplier's access to e-Cat System
  • Once supplier and category manager have agreed in using the e-Cat system, the supplier will then receive a training guide. A system demonstration and training will also then take place.

APM and Supplier Dialogue

In this stage of the on-boarding process happens the discussion of Category Manager and Supplier regarding the price and products that will be delayed in the e-Catalogue System.

  • Supplier to fill-out the data need in the load template. 
  • Instructions in pre-filling the load template is already included in Onboarding Package.
  • After receiving the load template that has been checked by the Category Manager, send it to e-Cat team for Sanity Checking.

Supplier to Upload to System

Once the price, products and attributes has been discussed, the supplier can now upload the catalogue in the system.

  • After the e-Cat team has conducted sanity check on your catalogue, they will send it back to the supplier for upload. If there is an error in your upload, the e-Cat Team can assist the supplier to rectify the error.
  • There are several details being reviewed during sanity check. One of these is if the mandatory fields are filled-out, as well as right date and price format and if the correct information from the contract is placed.

APM Approves Catalogue

The last stage will be the approval of catalogue and once it has been approved, products will be readily available in the system.

  • Maersk Category Manager to approve the uploaded catalogue.
  • Category Manager will check the supplier's uploaded catalogue and approve once all information has been verified. 
  • The approval of catalogue signifies the end of Onboarding Process.

Supplier Access

If you are a Supplier with an existing Maersk e-Catalogue, you can login here.

Support 

If you have inquiries or concerns with the e-Catalogue, please email the e-Cat Support Team.